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The Railway Museum in Saitama

Take a short train ride outside Tokyo to Saitama to the Railway Museum and enjoy hours of fun learning about railway technology over the years and Japan’s own technological contributions. This museum has everything in its various exhibits from simulators, explanations of train-related jobs, history,...

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New JR Kanto Area Pass Available next month

Starting next month East Japan Railway Company (JR East) will be selling a new JR Kanto Area Pass available to holders of a non-Japanese passport arriving at Haneda or Narita Airport. The discounted pass is valid for 3 consecutive days and allows unlimited rides in...

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E5 Series Shinkansen makes Official debut

Train enthusiasts in Japan are ecstatic as East Japan Railway Company (JR East) official debuted the E5 Series Shinkansen or “Hayabusa” today which will be operating on the Tōhoku Shinkansen Line from Tokyo to Shin-Aomori with major stations like Sendai and Morioka. Hayabusa is Japanese for...

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JR East Introducing Railway of Love

Single in Japan and looking for a mate? Between the ages of 25 and 40? Blind dates, bars, clubs, parks, staff parties and other social events not landing you that dream guy or girl? East Japan Railway has the the perfect cupid arrow to pierce...

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JR Yamanote Line Departing Melody Keychains

My love for Japanese trains has been slowly growing over the years. With such a sophisticated railway network one of the main things I’m looking forward to when I get to Japan is taking the train for the first time. I took the subway in...

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Japan’s Kiha E200 Commercial Hybrid Train begins operation

Starting tomorrow Japan will begin to operate a commercial hybrid train service on the Koumi Line of the East Japan Railway Company who has been developing and testing the service for many years. Fuel efficiency is increased by about 20 percent and emissions reduced by...

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