The New JR East Luxury Train
Started in Spring 2017
Discover the Japan Railways's latest luxury train and order your Japan Rail Pass online today to ride it! Available in 7, 14, and 21-day passes.
Although many of Japan's older night trains are being phased out, the Japan Railways are looking towards the future of travel by rail.
With the instant popularity of Kyushu's Seven Stars in Kyushu cruise train, three new luxury train will be launched in 2017 and the JR East company has released the first images of its new luxury train.
Here's a first look at the exciting things to come with the Japan Railways!
The JR East train Shiki-Shima is scheduled to open in spring 2017, with several routes : 2 days/1 night spring/Autumn, 4 days/3 night spring/Autumn, 3 days/2 nights winter.
This train was designed by Kiyoyuki Okuyama, intended to look like an upscale hotel, with ten cars decorated in a champagne gold color.
It will also include a restaurant dining car, and the rear lounge car will be partially made of glass for spectacular views of the Japanese landscape.
This new luxury train will be able to accommodate up to 34 passengers. The higher end accommodations will be located in a deluxe suite car, with two rooms.
One of the two rooms will have two stories, the second floor a tatami sitting room with a picture window to view the passing scenery.