Shinjuku Station
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Shinjuku Station

Shinjuku Station is said to be the busiest train station in the world with close…

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Kyushu Shinkansen CM
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Kyushu Shinkansen CM

Suica Penguin Store
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Suica Penguin Store

The Suica Penguin store at Tokyo Station opened recently. I decided to follow up on…

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Penguin Stadium
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Penguin Stadium

The Suica Penguin character has a new store opened at Tokyo Station, inside the ticket…

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Yamanote Line automatic doors
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Yamanote Line automatic doors

The Yamanote Line auto doors are due to start operation soon. I wrote a few…

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Japan Trains
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Japan Trains

Japan has some great trains. Living in Tokyo and traveling on the Yamanote Line everyday…

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Akita Shinkansen
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Akita Shinkansen

Doll Festival
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Doll Festival

Japan Snow Train
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Japan Snow Train

Just got back from my one night trip to Yokote where they were holding the…

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Japan Sunset
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Japan Sunset

JR Suica Ticket Machine
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JR Suica Ticket Machine

JR are changing over some of their ticket machines to this new version. At Shinagawa…

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Shibuya Streets Vol8
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Shibuya Streets Vol8

After the weather changing from very cold, to pleasantly warm (at least when not in…

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JR Convenience Stores
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JR Convenience Stores

Looks like 7-Eleven have realized that NEWDAYS, the Japan Railway in-station convenience stores that grew…

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JR Suica Adverts
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JR Suica Adverts

SUICA, Super Urban Intelligent Card, was introduced in 2001 and has steadily increased in its…

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Narita Express E259
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Narita Express E259

Yamanote 100 Years
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Yamanote 100 Years

The Yamanote Line is currently celebrating 100 years since its naming. The original portion of…

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Shinkansen Cigarettes
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Shinkansen Cigarettes

Cigarette advertising around the world used to be more prominent. In Japan, cigarettes had an…

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Shinkansen iPhone case
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Shinkansen iPhone case

Great idea here for a novel product. A Shinkansen Zero case for the iPhone or…

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Shinagawa InterCity
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Shinagawa InterCity

Shinagawa is one of the major stations on the Yamanote-sen. It also has platforms for…

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JR Train Tea Found!
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JR Train Tea Found!

Shinkansen Cleaning
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Shinkansen Cleaning

The trains in Japan always look clean, particularly the Shinkansen. At Tokyo station, the cleaners…

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Railway Construction
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Railway Construction

There has been a lot of railway construction going on recently around Shibuya station. The…

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Rail Fans
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Rail Fans

Trains are always popular in Japan and there are many books and magazines available for…

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Sushi Train at home
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Sushi Train at home

If you have eaten sushi you probably experienced the conveyor belt that carries the sushi…

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Elevator Manners
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Elevator Manners

It is always good to see workers of large corporations taking the initiative themselves. It…

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E5 Shinkansen + Quiz answers
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E5 Shinkansen + Quiz answers

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