Japan’s luxury train

We enjoy riding the California Zephyr from Colfax to Denver in a sleeper car, crossing Donner Summit and following the Colorado River. Here’s the upgrade: Japan’s First Luxury Cruise Train, The Seven Stars, meanders along the coastline in Kyushu. Highlight of the all-suite train is the “caboose” car’s Deluxe Suite A, a 226-square-foot room that boasts a 5-foot panoramic window overlooking the track behind the train.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

8 thoughts on “Japan’s luxury train”

  1. WOW !!! From the home of the Bullet Train to the Orient Express of Asia all in my lifetime. Thank you Jeff !!!

  2. I had the pleasure of spending a week on the Maharajah’s Express in India, one of several luxury trains there. It was phenomenal, a bit like being on a cruise ship only on rails. Our room took up half a train car and had a bathtub. Also a butler and a private car at every stop. A form of excessive luxury and service that seems particularly Indian, but I am very glad I could do it. https://www.maharajas-express-india.com/the-train.html

      1. When I was the Editor of CNET News, which I helped launch with colleagues in the mid-90s, the editor in chief and co-founder of the site was from a well-to-do family in Jaipur. He told me many interesting stories. Glad you could go.

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