After suspending all operations to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the Seven Stars in Kyushu resumed services from August 15.
For the immediate future, the below measures will be implemented so we can offer journeys where our guests can be given peace of mind.

Outline of measures

  • Guest numbers will be limited to a maximum of 16 (8 couples), and measures for social distancing will be implemented.
  • Measures will be taken to monitor the health of guests with thermometers. Please note that guests may be asked to refrain from boarding if they have a fever.
  • Further improvements will be implemented in the cleaning and sterilization methods of the public spaces and guest rooms.
  • Alcohol-based hand sanitizer units will be increased.
  • Staff are to wear masks, monitor their health, and take measures to ensure hygiene standards are met.

We will implement appropriate measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19, and continue to place priority on safety first.

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 2020
(October 2020 to March 2021)
Spring & Summer 2021
(April to July 2021)
Hospitality
A Journey that Encapsulates
Kyushu’s Abundant Nature
This route is a 4-day journey through 4 out of the 7 prefectures of Kyushu: Fukuoka, Oita, Kumamoto and Miyazaki. 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.
* Please note that this route is subject to change.
This route is a 4-day journey through 4 out of the 7 prefectures of Kyushu: Fukuoka, Oita, Kumamoto and Miyazaki. 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.
* Please note that this route is subject to change.
This route is a 4-day journey through 4 out of the 7 prefectures of Kyushu: Fukuoka, Oita, Kumamoto and Miyazaki. 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.
* Please note that this route is subject to change.
This route is a 4-day journey through 4 out of the 7 prefectures of Kyushu: Fukuoka, Oita, Kumamoto and Miyazaki. 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.
* Please note that this route is subject to change.

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.

  • PhotoMojikō StationMORE
  • PhotoHands-on Experience on the Train
    (Optional)
    MORE

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
  • PhotoSightseeing in Miyazaki Aoshima ShrineMORE

To conclude the cruise train journey, Kyushu presents great views of the Hyuga nada sea and the Bungo channel. Providing spectacular views from the windows, the train carries passengers and their memories to the final terminal, Hakata station.

  • PhotoSaiki City, OitaMORE
  • PhotoWindow views from the lounge carMORE
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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
Hosun
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.
Hosun

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
Otto e Sette Oita
The chef from this Italian restaurant focuses on using ingredients from the Oita area, and local cooking methods, such as hot spring vapor steamed dishes from Kannawa, Beppu. Enjoy an Italian cuisine lunch made with local ingredients and techniques, only possible here.
Otto e Sette Oita

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
Okibi Kawaguchi∴ & PILAW∴
The chef expresses his unique world, more than just a fusion style, absorbed through his experience of traveling, studying ingredients, and working with many chefs around the world. Based on the idea of “local dishes that you can feel the origin of in each area”, learnt in Italy, he focuses on ingredients from Miyazaki and cooks with glowing embers (Okibi). He has a strong passion on trustworthy local ingredients and creates “cuisine with the producers in his thoughts”.
Okibi Kawaguchi∴ & PILAW∴

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.
Seven Stars Head Chef Yuzo Kadokawa
Kyoyahonten
This famous establishment has been in business for 30 years, and started with hopes to spread “Kyoto-style” bento hospitality in the Oita area. From the grains of rice to the vegetables used in the bento box, much effort has been made in using local Oita ingredients. Guests are sure to enjoy a specially prepared Seven Stars boxed bento.
Kyoyahonten

*All photos used are for illustrative purposes.