Japan's train system is the envy of the world, but with new luxury trains on offer from three Japanese railway companies, that envy is likely to increase. Kyushu Railway, as well as East Japan and West Japan Railways, will offer luxury trains to cruise Japan in a style far removed from the usual crowded conditions of a Tokyo or Osaka rush-hour train.

The Kyushu Seven Stars train will offer a series of tours from the comfort of a private train suite. Tourists will be able to choose from 14 suites with personal bathrooms, large viewing windows, and live music and other on-board entertainment.

The trains will follow a course that will showcase shrines, natural spots, hot springs and other sites for which Kyushu is famous. The combination of luxury onboard and stunning scenery outside will surely appeal to many tourists, both Japanese and foreign.