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
Spring 2022
(Mar - Jun 2022)
Autumn & Winter 2022
(Oct 2022 - Mar 2023)
Hospitality
A Journey to sense
the Art of History and Tradition
On this route, you will ride the “Seven Stars in Kyushu” cruise train around 5 of Kyushu's prefectures (Fukuoka, Saga, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, and Oita). The main attraction of the first day is the visit to a pottery kiln in Arita, a city that has a 400-year long history of pottery production, or guests can participate in a Kumiko woodwork workshop onboard. As the sun sets, enjoy views of the peaceful coast of Omura Bay. On the 2nd day of your journey, we’ll head to Aso, known for its active volcano. On our train of uncompromising quality, your journey will surely be exceptional.
* Please note that this route is subject to change.
On this route, you will ride the “Seven Stars in Kyushu” cruise train around 5 of Kyushu's prefectures (Fukuoka, Saga, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, and Oita). The main attraction of the first day is the visit to a pottery kiln in Arita, a city that has a 400-year long history of pottery production, or guests can participate in a Kumiko woodwork workshop onboard. As the sun sets, enjoy views of the peaceful coast of Omura Bay. On the 2nd day of your journey, we’ll head to Aso, known for its active volcano. On our train of uncompromising quality, your journey will surely be exceptional.
* Please note that this route is subject to change.

Arita is a town that gave birth to Japanese porcelain. Here, you will visit the kilns that boast of their pasts and traditions. Gaze out from the train windows at the stunning view of the coastline as you spend special time on this train trip.

  • PhotoThe Charms of AritaMORE
  • PhotoKumiko - Making experience
    (Optional)
    MORE
  • PhotoOmura BayMORE

To the last stopover, Aso, which has a unique terrain, including one of the world’s largest caldera. The train runs on the Hohi line after 4 years of restoration from the Kumamoto earthquake in 2016. Please sit back and enjoy the scenery of the great nature of Aso.

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Cuisine
Delight in the Seasonal Treasures Cultivated on the Island of Kyushu
that Fill Your Meals Over 2 days and 1 night
Accomplished chefs who represent Kyushu skillfully prepare each treasure
that has been nurtured in Kyushu's seas, mountains, and rivers.
You will be swept into a journey of encounters with new dishes in this special atmosphere.

Day 1

Chef Akihiro Kogishi
From Tara town, Saga, chef Kogishi trained at several 3-starred Michelin restaurants. He will use selected ingredients of his home, Kyushu, and transform them into delicious creations.
Hotel New Nagasaki
The chefs will prepare a special dinner focusing on ingredients from Nagasaki. It will be a full French cuisine course, appropriate for this city which prospered as the entrance for Western culture in Japan.

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.
Seven Stars Head Chef
This is a flavorful Japanese cuisine course prepared by the head chef of Seven Stars, filled with the choicest food from Kyushu's 7 prefectures. Each dish conveys the wonders of Kyushu, which is an island blessed with fruits of the sea and mountains. Close the meal with a bowl of rice topped with a succulent, raw, Uchino Tamago egg laid by a chicken raised with much care. Enjoy a leisurely lunch to start off your journey as you take in the view that passes by.

*All photos used are for illustrative purposes.