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Evangelion Train Coming To Japan

A little while ago (2015) there was an Evangelion shinkansen doing the rounds in Japan but now we hear that there’s a train coming styled after the Evangelion Unit-01 unit.

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Flashback Friday: Buying A Train Ticket In Japan

Time for a late Flashback Friday update! One part I was always worried about before our first visit to Japan was navigating the public transport system. It does help that there’s a lot of English to help the tourists but just in case you still think it can’t be that easy, here’s a little video […]

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New Pokemon Train For Japan

Train company JR East have just revealed the latest themed train that’ll be seen cruising around Japan soon. It’ll be travelling around the Touhoku region and known as the “Pokemon with You Train”. Not content with having a super kawaii train speeding across the countryside, have a look at what the inside looks like! This new […]

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Video Diary – Using The Fare Adjustment Machine

The train system is highly efficient in Japan but it can be confusing and daunting at times especially when you look at a transit map. You’re not alone there though, even the locals sometimes struggle with knowing exactly how much a fare will cost at their destination. Every station has these handy Fare Adjustment machines […]

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Video Diary – Buying A Train Ticket In Japan

Here’s the first of a few video diaries that I’ve put together from the trips we’ve taken to Japan over the years. This video diary entry shows how easy it is to buy a train ticket to get practically anywhere you want in Japan. We also use Hyperdia for planning trips on the very extensive […]

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Train Riding Cat Spotted In Tokyo

From the land that brought you the black squid ink burger comes something just as cool and different. Spotted on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line recently was a cat minding his own business and travelling on the trains like an ordinary commuter. Here are some quotes from passengers who have been travelling with this feline. “Looks like this […]

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The Gundam Train Rolls Into Japan

Japan taking their love of all things mech to the next level have produced something pretty cool. We’ve seen the massive 1:1 ratio scale model of the Gundam in Odaiba but now there’s something new to ooh and ahh over. Ready for it? A Gundam train. Nankai Electric Railways connecting the largest city in central Japan, […]

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Buses & Trains Looking To Go 24/7 In Japan

Currently, the public transport in Japan while fantastic and on time so much so that you can set your watch to it, doesn’t run late at night so it’s often that salarymen will be forced to use a taxi to get home. Problem is the taxi companies know this so they tend to hike up […]