• Kyodo


The new Train Suite Shiki-shima — which East Japan Railway says will provide a cruise ship-like experience — is nearing its May 1 debut, with the operator on Wednesday giving members of the press a chance to experience the luxury sleeper.

While sleeper trains as a means to get to destinations are disappearing in Japan, luxury cruise trains, such as the Seven Stars offered by JR Kyushu, have been gaining popularity in recent years.

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