Japan unveils new super-luxury sleeper train

6 years ago by in Entertainment

Japanese railway operator Kyushu Railway Co. has unveiled last week its new super-luxury sleeper cruise train called Nanatsuboshi (Seven Stars).

The train will start operating next month, on October 15, and will head its tourists to the Kyushu region.

Seven Stars’ locomotive is painted in a reddish “ancient lacquer” color, has a lounge car with a piano and a bar, top-end dining and 14 private suites, the international press reports.

Bedrooms are wood-paneled and have plush beds, while the bathrooms have showers and toilets with a heated seat. Hinoki cypress wood is used in the shower room, giving the passengers an aromatic experience.

When it begins operating on October 15, the Seven Stars will depart from and end at Hakata Station in Fukuoka, making the rounds of key tourist locales on Kyushu island, such as Yufuin in Oita Prefecture, Aso in Kumamoto Prefecture and Nagasaki, according to the foreign media.

Passengers will be able to choose between two ride options- a one-night, two-day plan, and a three-night, four-day plan.

The train is fully booked until June 2014, despite its high-ticket price that goes up to Y1.13 million ($11,000) per couple.

New reservations will be accepted from January for trips starting in July to September 2014.