September 15, 2021
Steam Trains In Japan: The Sl Hitoyoshi
The SL Hitoyoshi (SL 人吉) is a special excursion steam train operated by JR Kyushu, that takes you back to a time when mighty steam engines powered the world.
September 8, 2021
Ametsuchi: The Sightseeing Train Inspired By Local Legends
The Ametsuchi train is a special sightseeing train with scenic views that runs between Izumoshi and Tottori in the San’in region.
August 9, 2021
The Toreiyu Tsubasa: The Joyful Train With Onboard Foot Baths
The Toreiyu Tsubasa is a Joyful train by JR East. The Toreiyu is special for its tatami mat seating, locally brewed Sake, and relaxing hot foot baths.
July 15, 2021
The Tetsudo Hobby Train: A Fake Shinkansen?
The ultimate experience for train enthusiasts, the Tetsudo Hobby Train is a celebration of Japan’s rail history on wheels.
July 26, 2021
When Are The Tokyo 2021 Olympics: Schedule And Event Details
After more than a year delay, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are finally here. Learn about the event schedule, games, safety measures and further details.
June 23, 2021
The Komachi Shinkansen Train
This iconic train is in service on the Akita Shinkansen line and famous for its red colour, modern design and top speed of 320 km/h (200 mph). Let’s take a closer look at the Komachi.
June 16, 2021
Why Shinkansen Bullet Trains No Longer Look Like A Bullet
The Shinkansen received its colloquial name of “bullet train” in its early years, due to its bullet shaped front. Modern designs all have dropped this, the question is why?
May 31, 2021
The Kotatsu Train On The Sanriku Railway, Japan
Sit in comfort and enjoy travel along the Sanriku coastline with plenty of beautiful views along the way.
May 24, 2021
Koshino Shu*Kura The Sake Tasting Train
The Koshino Shu*Kura is a special train operated by JR East that travels around Niigata prefecture, famous for local Sake. The reason to ride this train is for pure enjoyment and, of course, Sake tasting.
March 19, 2021
Budgeting Tips: What Does The Cost Of A Trip To Japan Look Like
The expection is that a trip to Japan is super expensive, yet Japan is surprisingly affordable. This post gives a breakdown of what to expect in terms of cost.