Enjoy a luxurious journey on the Seven Stars to discover the beauty of KyushuRead more about Seven Stars
Seven Stars is the first luxury sleeper train in Japan. It made its inaugural run in Oct 2013. Seven Stars is the creation of JR Kyushu Chairman Koji Karaike and designer Eiji Mitooka. For over twenty years Karaike had dreamed of making this “Cruise Train” a reality. The result is a collaboration of designer Mitooka and local artisans, who have beautifully furnished the train with their masterpieces. Discover the island of Kyushu on Seven Stars, and look forward to an experience only possible in Kyushu.
On the Seven Stars, passengers can enjoy the beautiful Kyushu scenery as it flows by their windows. The courses on the Seven Stars are highlights of the best that Kyushu has to offer. The train does not just push through the journey. At certain points passengers will alight from the train to participate in excursions, making this train a new kind of travel experience. We are sure that throughout the journey there will be scenery and experiences that could only possibly be encountered on the Seven Stars.
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Story behind two of the RyokansNews
Please see the story behind the Ryokans on this new page in Seven Stars Selections. We have interviewed the owner, Mr. Tajima, and he talks about his inspiration behind creating these two Ryokans. Passengers on the 3N4D journey stay at a Ryokan on night two. Mr. Tajima is the owner of two of the three... Read more »Read more
Rooms available in November 2016 on Seven Stars with IRT charterNews
We are happy to announce that the Society of International Railway Travelers (IRT) is chartering the Seven Stars this November (15th-18th) 2016. IRT is the first American company to charter Seven Stars, and they have put together a package for a tour of many of the highlights of Japan, before the Seven Stars experience. Please... Read more »Read more
Results for Spring and Summer 2016 applicationsNews
Applications for Spring and Summer 2016 (April to September) were open between October 1st to November 30th 2015. We received more applications than rooms available, so as in previous rounds we conducted a lottery to draw the winners. We will be contacting all applicants in the near future with the results. Application numbers In total,... Read more »Read more
New York Times Travel ShowNews
We are excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at the New York Times Travel Show next month. This is the first time that we are promoting Seven Stars in the US. When: January 8 – January 10, 2016 (January 9 and 10 are for the general public) Jan 9 (Saturday): 10am – 6pm... Read more »Read more