Enjoy a luxurious journey on the Seven Stars to discover the beauty of Kyushu

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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.

Island of Kyushu

Kyushu has long been the gateway to Asia and has enjoyed active exchange with the mainland since ancient times. That trend continues today, with the number of foreign tourists to Kyushu each year totaling around one million. Around 30 million domestic travelers also visit Kyushu annually, making their way here via air, sea and land. Their exploration has been aided by the full opening of the Kyushu Shinkansen network in 2011.

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4 days, 3 nights
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This is a four-day journey around Kyushu. It travels through the five prefectures of Fukuoka, Oita, Miyazaki, Kagoshima and Kumamoto. The contents of the trip are a concentration of the attractions of Kyushu. On this journey, You will also stay at the Yufuin Onsen, one of Kyushu's foremost traditional ryokans. 

2 days, 1 night
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This is a round trip of northern Kyushu. It travels through the 4 prefectures of Fukuoka, Saga, Nagasaki, and Kumamoto. The main event of the first day is the visit to Arita town. The pottery from Arita has a 400 year history. On this journey, one can visit an Arita Porcelain kiln. Works from this famous kiln are on display on-board the Seven Stars, and during the visit one can appreciate the beauty of the traditions and techniques that have developed in Arita. The meticulous design of the rooms on the train will ensure that this will be a special journey.

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Details of the Journeys Between October 2018 to February 2019

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We sincerely thank you for applying for our trip for October 2018– February 2019. Details of the Journeys are now available here. Please refer to the link here for your journey! We all look forward to seeing you in Kyushu. Click here

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Applications to open for October ’18 to February ’19 bookings

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From the 1st of April 2018, applications are scheduled to open for bookings between October 2018 and February 2019 (autumn and winter). At the same time, applications will open for two products which include the “Eve” event before the Seven Stars journey, also for five “Premium trip in Kyushu” products that visit attractive places in... Read more »

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New musical performer on Seven Stars

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From the departure 27th (Tue) of February, 2018 – 4 day 3 night journey – SOUTH POINT Inc. will be in charge of musical performance and photographs at “Kinsei” Lounge in Hakata Station as well as on the train. Welcoming Mr. Daisuke Iwasaki as a music director, “Seven Pianists” will present new sound forming a... Read more »

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Details of the Journeys Between March to September 2018

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We are grateful for receiving your applications for March – September 2018. Details of the Journeys are now available here. Please click the journey types below. ・Regular journey  (March 2018 to September 2018) ・Premium journey (March 2018 to September 2018) We all are looking forward to seeing you on board!

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