Applications open for spring to summer 2020 journeys

The Cruise Train “Seven Stars in Kyushu” is to celebrate 7 years since it made its first run on the 15th of October 2013. The train was created collaborating traditions of Kyushu, and the craftwork of local artisans. 2020 will mark the 7th anniversary since it started running in 2013.

In celebration of the 7th anniversary, we have prepared several special anniversary journeys, including a 2 Day Spring Pre-Tour to Ukiha, to enjoy the beautiful cherry blossoms before boarding the Seven Stars for a 2 day journey, and a nostalgic Seven Stars journey. The regular journeys of the Seven Stars can also be applied for during the application period, which starts from the 1st of October 2019.

Outline of Spring-Summer 2020 journeys
A. Application period: October 1st (10:00) to 22nd 2019 (23:59) (JST) (online application only)
B. Runs to be sold: total of 20 runs (Spring-Summer 4D3N x 9, 2D1N x 8, 7th Anniversary plans x 2, Special Pre-Journey Dinner x 1)

Please read the press release here for more details.

Official application website:

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Applications open for Cruise Train “Seven Stars in Kyushu” crew

Japan’s first luxury sleeper train, the Cruise Train “Seven Stars in Kyushu” has almost been operating for 6 years since its first run on the 15th of October 2013.

We are currently accepting applications for those interested in working on the train. Please download and apply with the following documents (Japanese language only). We are especially looking for applicants who can also communicate in English or Chinese (in addition to the Japanese language).

Application deadline: July 26 (Fri) 2019

How to apply:
1) Make an application on “リクナビNEXT”, or enter the required information on the application form and submit (post) to those in charge of recruitment of the Cruise Train Crew.

Scheduled start: 1st of November 2019

*Please see details in these documents (Japanese language only) 
Cruise Train Crew position

Application form

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Notice of scheduled train maintenance

The Cruise Train “Seven Stars in Kyushu” will enter its annual maintenance, and will not run for the period below.
Thank you for the continued support from those who have come out to welcome the train during its runs.

Maintenance period: June 25 (Tue) to July 21st (Sun) 2019.

The Seven Stars will start running again from the 23rd (Tue) of July 2019 (4 day 3 night tour).

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Notice of unauthorized access to customer data and leakage of personal information

Dear all,

We have determined that our online store Seven Stars online store, “SEVEN STARS Gallery” ( might have received an unauthorized access causing a leakage of personal information including credit card information.

As a result, we were informed that personal information such as name, address, post code, phone number, FAX number, sex, date of birth, email address, occupation, encrypted password, encrypted personal secret question, might have been leaked. However, credit card information was not leaked for those based outside of Japan (due to a different payment system than those in Japan).

We sincerely apologize to our customers for causing this trouble.
Also, we apologize for taking time to report this situation due to the fact that the investigation was taking place in order to identify the threat.

Currently are sending e-mail and letters (those based in Japan) to those who were possibly affected by the leak.

We take this case seriously, and will continue to implement countermeasures to prevent the recurrence of such matters, by increasing security measures, and by strengthening the monitoring of our systems.

Please read the press document for more information: Press document – Personal information leak

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Applications Open Now!

for journeys from October 2019 to February 2020

Find the Autumn – Winter charms in Kyushu.

We hope we can share an extraordinary travel experience with the “Seven Stars in Kyushu” cruise train and you all!

Application Period:
April 1st 10:00 am to April 15th 23:59 pm 2019. (Japan Standard Time)

Not too long application period. Please do not miss it !!

We sincerely look forward to receiving your applications.


*Please download the application forms, and attach and email the completed forms (due to a system failure, online application forms have been ceased).

Thank you so much.

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Press release for applications for Oct 2019 to Feb 2020

Please see press release documents for details on the latest round of applications (now closed).

Click here for: Oct-19-to-Feb-20-press-release documents.

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New Seven Stars Theme Song Born
New Seven Stars Theme Song Born

Five years have passed since the first run of the Seven Stars on October 15th 2013.

In celebration of this anniversary, composer Kenichi Mitsuda has created a new theme song to accompany the Seven Stars journeys.

We hope that the new theme song will act as a fond memory for guests from their journey on the Seven Stars.

Please see the press release for details.(Click to download press release pdf)

The new theme song can be purchased as part of a theme song collection from the Seven Stars official gallery site here.

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Applications to close today
Applications to close today

Applications for March to September ’19 shall close at 23:59 (JST) today, the 15th of October 2018.

Application form:

Seven Stars Lounge Car Image (c) Jurriaan Teulings

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Applications open for bookings in Mar to Sep 2019

Applications for March to September 2019 bookings are to open from today.

Application period: October 1st (10am) to 15th (23:59) 2019 (Japan Standard Time).

Application page:

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