Glitch strands luxury sleeper train during Nikko test run

Mar 21, 2017

Glitch strands luxury sleeper train during Nikko test run

Engine trouble stranded a luxury, all-suite sleeper train during a test run on the JR Nikko Line for four hours, affecting nearly 2,000 passengers on other trains, JR East said. The 10-car Train Suit Shiki-Shima was on a test run Monday when an engine trouble ...

JR West unveils 10-coach luxury express train

Feb 23, 2017

JR West unveils 10-coach luxury express train

West Japan Railway Co. on Thursday unveiled its 10-coach luxury "Twilight Express Mizukaze" train which has proven popular even months before the start of its services through western Japan in June. "The train realizes the concept of a hotel running through beautiful Japan. We hope ...

JR Kyushu raising rate for Seven Stars train

/ Oct 3, 2013

JR Kyushu raising rate for Seven Stars train

Kyushu Railway Co. will raise the price of the most expensive package for its Seven Stars luxury train service to ¥770,000 per person for double-occupancy, an increase of about ¥200,000, starting with July 2014 departures, a JR Kyushu official said. JR Kyushu decided on the ...

Jun 23, 2013

All aboard the luxury train

With Japan's train system the envy of the world, three railway companies will offer luxury trains to cruise Japan in a style reminiscent of the Gilded Age.