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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Applications closed for Seven Stars premium product (Sept 28 departure)Press
From the 1st of July to 23:59 on the 20th of July applications were open for a new Seven Stars premium travel product, visiting southern Kyushu before a 2 day journey on Seven Stars. Please see the attached press release and click here for the webpage (for reference purposes). Open press release of new premium product... Read more »Read more
Seven Stars in Kyushu route changesNews
Due to damage from the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake some parts of the Seven Stars in Kyushu routes have changed. Please download the press release from the below link for information regarding the changes up until the end of September 2016. The route from October 2016 and beyond will be announced here at a later date.... Read more »Read more
Routes for June to SeptemberNews
Please see the brochure for the routes for June to September 2016. These are the current routes that both journeys are operating in since the earthquake in April. Further updates to the routes will be announced on this site, in addition to being sent to all passengers. Download brochure for June to September 2016Read more
Results from latest round of applicationsNews
Applications for October 2016 to February 2017 were conducted from the 1st of April 2016, and all applications have now been counted. For both international and domestic pools, applications exceeded available rooms. This resulted in lotteries being conducted to draw the winners. Total applications: 4,736 (international and domestic pools) 9th round (current) 8th round Departure... Read more »Read more