New luxury trains in 2017
Combining transportation and tourism
The year 2017 will be s special year for luxury trains. Three new trains should go into service this year.
in the heart of japan
The year 2017 will be a very special year for luxury trains. Three new trains should go into service this year. Indeed JR East, JR West and Tokyu will launch trains combining transportation, sometimes at night, and tourism.
twilight express MIZUKAZEThe Twilight Express Mizukaze is a new sleeper train which will be launched by West Japan Railway Company in spring 2017. It is a ten coach train with two special observation cars with balconies in the front and at the back.
Many routes are available along the Sanyo and Sanin Main Lines with many sightseeing places to discover : Okayama, Miyajima, Kurashiki, Tottori or Kinosaki Onsen.
Reservations are open since late 2016. . Have a look on the planned trips on JR East website.
The new train will be designed by Eiji Mitooka, who designed the Seven Stars luxury train for Kyushu Railway and each car will have a different use and design.