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 is the gateway to Asia. There has been active exchange with the mainland here since ancient times. Now many foreign tourists visit Kyushu each year, aided by the full opening of the Kyushu Shinkansen network in 2011. These tourists number around a million people a year. Also around 30 million people visit Kyushu annually from within Japan. These people make their way here via air, sea and land.

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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. Some highlights include walks around popular areas such as Yufuin, and watching the sun set in the East China Sea. This journey also includes a night staying at a Kirishima hot spring resort, where passengers can thoroughly enjoy the famous hot springs. Here you can appreciate a different relaxation experience to that on the train.  

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. On the second day, passengers may enjoy the nature and the townscape of Yufuin. The meticulous design of the rooms on the train will ensure that this will be a special journey.

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Applications to open for Oct ’17 to Feb ’18 bookings

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Applications will open from the 1st to the 15th of April 2017 for bookings between October 2017 to February 2018. Applications open: 10:00am JST 1st April 2017 Applications close: 11:59pm JST 15th April 2017 Application form: http://www.cruisetrain-sevenstars.jp/en/entry.html Details: this time, applications will be open for regular Seven Stars products, and in addition for Premium Seven Stars... Read more »

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Two new premium tours on sale from Jan 20

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From the 20th of January 2017 (10am JST), two new Seven Stars Premium tours will go on sale. Tour A (April 12, 2017): http://www.cruisetrain-sevenstars.com/premium-journey/april-2017/ Tour B (May 24, 2017): http://www.cruisetrain-sevenstars.com/premium-journey/may-2017/ When open, applications can be made from the official application form here: http://www.cruisetrain-sevenstars.jp/en/premium_entry.html Brochure download from here: http://www.cruisetrain-sevenstars.com/wp-content/uploads/Premium-2017-sml.pdf

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Applications are open for a special tour to experience Japanese culture – applications extended to Oct 15

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Applications are open for a special tour departing on Dec 19 2016. This 5D4N tour includes the 4D3N journey on the Seven Stars in Kyushu, and features experiences in Japanese culture both on and off the train. These include a kimono experience, a ninja lesson, and a hands on workshop in the woodcraft known as... Read more »

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Applications open for Mar to Sep ’17

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From 10am (JST) today, applications are open for bookings on the Seven Stars in Kyushu for March to September 2017. Applications will remain open until 23:59 JST on October 15th 2016. Please download the brochure for more details about the departure dates, routes and fares. Applications for those based outside of Japan can be made... Read more »

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