By Bryan Baier
Kansai Airport to Nara and beyond by train or bus? An insider guide rating the different options based on speed, convenience, frequency and value.
By Bonson Lam
Meet 'Love', the cat stationmaster at Ashinomaki Onsen Station, in Fukushima's Aizu-wakamatsu region. Love took on the honorary role at this small, rural station on the Aizu Line at the turn of 2016, replacing his predecessor 'Bus'.
By Tom Roseveare
JR Tokyo Wide Pass gives you 3 days unlimited travel on JR trains in Tokyo and 10 neighboring prefectures for only ￥10,000
By Cathy Cawood
The Chiba Urban Monorail is a major source of transportation within Chiba Prefecture, and the Guinness Record holder as the longest suspended monorail in the world.
By Todd Wojnowski
Suica is a rechargeable card used for travelling around the city also shopping at stores, kiosks and vending machines.
By Sarah Endarastya
In Matsuyama, be sure to ride the groaning 1950s trams and the puffing Botchan Train. Travel in retro style, if not the greatest comfort.
By Rod Walters
A relaxing train trip with amazing views over mountains and rocky cliffs. A hidden gem along the coast will surprise you.
By Sandro Bernardinello
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