Our Unique Windows Offer Views of
the Endless Expanse of Kyushu’s Alluring Landscapes
We guarantee you exceptional views from this sophisticated, deluxe train,
which operates on a 3,000-km-long railroad that connects Kyushu’s seven prefectures.
The island’s diverse nature, histories, and cultures that vary according to each region,
as well as the smiling faces of the locals living along the routes,
are only some of the highlights that you can see from the train.
Framed in our panoramic windows, these once-in-a-lifetime sights will always have a special place in your heart.
Enjoy the endless expanse of Kyushu’s landscapes to your heart’s content.

Journey details

Routes
Autumn & Winter 2018
(October to February)
Spring & Summer 2019
(March to September)
Hospitality
A Journey that Encapsulates
Kyushu’s Abundant Nature
This route is a 4-day journey through 5 out of the 7 prefectures of Kyushu: Fukuoka, Oita, Miyazaki, Kagoshima, and Kumamoto. The plan includes a 1-night stay at a ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) at Yufuin City, which is one of the best onsen (hot spring) resorts on the island. A suitable plan for guests who wish to spend their nights on as well as off the train.
This route is a 4-day journey through 5 out of the 7 prefectures of Kyushu: Fukuoka, Oita, Miyazaki, Kagoshima, and Kumamoto. The plan includes a 1-night stay at a ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) at Yufuin City, which is one of the best onsen (hot spring) resorts on the island. A suitable plan for guests who wish to spend their nights on as well as off the train.
This route is a 4-day journey through 5 out of the 7 prefectures of Kyushu: Fukuoka, Oita, Miyazaki, Kagoshima, and Kumamoto. The plan includes a 1-night stay at a ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) at Yufuin City, which is one of the best onsen (hot spring) resorts on the island. A suitable plan for guests who wish to spend their nights on as well as off the train.
This route is a 4-day journey through 5 out of the 7 prefectures of Kyushu: Fukuoka, Oita, Miyazaki, Kagoshima, and Kumamoto. The plan includes a 1-night stay at a ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) at Yufuin City, which is one of the best onsen (hot spring) resorts on the island. A suitable plan for guests who wish to spend their nights on as well as off the train.

Our first destination is Moji Port, where Kyushu’s first railway company was established at the northern tip of Fukuoka Prefecture. From there, passengers will experience local craft from Kunisaki, Oita, all to experience a day filled with history and romance of travel.

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  • PhotoHands-on Experience on the Train
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When morning arrives, you will find that the train has arrived at Aso Station, which is located near one of the world’s largest calderas. After you take in the vast nature, we will head towards Yufuin, Kyushu’s leading onsen (hot spring) resort.

In the latter half of the journey, explore the food, nature, history, and culture of Southern Kyushu, where you can feel as though you have been transported to a tropical island!

  • PhotoHyūga-nada SeaMORE

On the final day of your journey, take in some of the best sights that can only be experienced by traveling on the Cruise Train, which heads back to Hakata Station along the Hisatsu Line that offers one of Japan’s top 3 sceneries viewed from the train window.

  • PhotoHisatsu LineMORE
  • PhotoNational Treasure of Japan: Aoi Aso ShrineMORE
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Cuisine
3-Night 4-Day Journey to
Savor Kyushu’s Bountiful Cuisine
Kyushu’s renowned chefs will prepare meals in meticulous detail,
using seasonal ingredients that are produced in the island’s nurturing environment.
Indulge your palate with their lavish, gourmet fare that ranges
from sushi and other Japanese dishes to French cuisine.

Day 1

Yamanaka
Since its opening in 1972, Yamanaka has been frequented by food connoisseurs from all over Japan as the go-to place for Hakata-style sushi. Guests on board the Seven Stars will be served a luxurious time and atmosphere with sushi topped with seafood from the Genkai Sea and other local bodies of water, freshly made by the highly skilled chef of this establishment.
Yamanaka
Restaurant Georges Marceau
One of Japan’s most renowned and highly acclaimed French restaurants, Georges Marceau’s mission is to become a beacon of taste in Fukuoka in collaboration with producers throughout Kyushu. Enjoy on board the Seven Stars an elaborate French meal crafted with abundant, locally-sourced ingredients whose features are brought out skillfully by the chef.
Restaurant Georges Marceau

Day 2

Restaurant Kasei Olmo Coppia
Located near Aso Station, Olmo Coppia is a restaurant in a traditional, 160-year-old storage house and serves hearty organic meals that are good for both body and soul. At Kasei, the Cruise Train restaurant in Aso Station, the chef will serve dishes that are made from pesticide-free vegetables harvested in his own farm as well as open field gardens in Southern Aso. Savor the heartwarming meals that are made from scratch, using safe, organic ingredients.
Restaurant Kasei Olmo Coppia
Housun
This hideout restaurant that serves Japanese fusion cuisine is located in a quiet corner in downtown Oita City. From the dishware to the presentation, each plate is prepared with care. These delicious meals, filled with the delights of Oita that express the region’s landscape and passage of the seasons, will satisfy even the heart. Relish the beautiful and exquisite lunch made by the only female chef on the Seven Stars.
Housun

Day 3

Wakaeya
Founded in 1698, Wakaeya is a long-established, traditional Japanese restaurant in Kitsuki City, Oita Prefecture, with a history that goes back more than 300 years. The sesame sauce has been handed down in the family over generations since the local lord of Kitsuki ate their sea bream chazuke (rice with tea). The secret behind the flavor of this famed dish, this sauce is called Ureshino, after the fact that the lord had commented, "Ureshiinoo... (How delightful this is!)," upon eating this chazuke. Taste the new but somehow nostalgic, unchanging flavor that has something in common with the Seven Stars.
Wakaeya
Manor House Shimadu Shigetomisoh
Manor House Shimadu Shigetomisoh was renovated in 2006 after 160 years. It was originally built as a villa for Hisamitsu Shimazu (alternatively spelled "Shimadu"), head of the Shigetomi-Shimazu family, which belonged to the prosperous and powerful Satsuma clan. Bygone days and the modern era blend into one other in this space. The head chef of the French restaurant Automne on the premises selects farm-fresh ingredients, which are delivered directly from contract farmers to guarantee origins and producers. On the final night of your trip on the Seven Stars, the hospitable chef will serve gentle yet deeply flavorful, made-in-Satsuma French cuisine that fills the senses.
Manor House Shimadu Shigetomisoh

Day 4

Breakfast prepared by the Head chef of Seven Stars
This is a Western cuisine course prepared by the Head chef of Seven Stars, featuring freshly picked vegetables and produce from around Kyushu.
These freshly prepared dishes and original juice from Tsuno, Miyazaki, will surely serve as a great start to your day. Enjoy the passing views as you enjoy this specially prepared meal.
Lunch Prepared by the Head Chef of Seven Stars
Hotel & Ryokan Ayunosato
Enjoy the Japanese-Western lunch prepared by the chef of this long-standing traditional inn at Hitoyoshi Onsen (hot spring). The establishment is located on the bank of Kuma River, which is one of Japan’s 3 most rapid waterways, and across from the remains of Hitoyoshi Castle. This region of Hitoyoshi is a treasure trove of food from both river and mountain; you will be served a beautifully presented meal cooked with seasonal ingredients that have been nurtured in the abundant, surrounding nature. Savor Hitoyoshi’s dishes that befit the closing of your journey on the Seven Stars.
Hotel&Ryokan Ayunosato

*All photos used are for illustrative purposes.