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.

Cruise Train
Journey on the Seven Stars in Kyushu
The Most Luxurious, Relaxing Train in Japan
We welcome our guests aboard the elegant Cruise Train “Seven Stars in Kyushu,”
which boasts an exquisite blend of traditions – Japanese and Western,
the new and the old – through the varied use of wood and fabrics throughout the interior.
The Lounge Car offers a bar counter along with sofas and swivel chairs where passengers can relax and enjoy live piano performances.
The large windows have been designed to function as observatory windows.
Guest compartments include 2 Deluxe Suites in one car and 3 spacious Suites per car in the others.
Passengers will have the time of their lives on this train journey.

The train


The Emblem Contrasts Gracefully with
the Royal Wine Red Exterior.
The 7-car Passenger Train Reflects the Elegance of the Journey
The gold Seven Stars emblem stands out against the royal wine red of the train cars. The glaze and depth of the tone, which is also described as the color of ancient lacquer, represents the elegance of the journey and is a magnificent sight to behold. The panoramic windows of the first and seventh cars are also a signature feature of this exclusive train, which is embellished in gold with the names of each prefecture on the island of Kyushu and speeds along the tracks with unparalleled radiance.

Car Diagrams

Note: Depending on the direction in which the train is moving, the engine car may block the view on certain legs of the journey.

Lounge car “Blue Moon”

A Time of Sophistication that Lingers on in the 5 Senses
The Lounge Car “Blue Moon” is a saloon on wheels, where you can wind down during the day. At night, sip drinks at the bar and mingle with fellow passengers in the modern Japanese atmosphere as the pleasant sound of the live piano performance tinkles in the background. Enjoy the starry sky that peers in from the panoramic windows with a glass of bliss in your hand and relax on the sofas to take in the stunning views that pass by. This space provides the perfect setting for social gatherings as well as solo time.
  • Lounge car “Blue Moon”
  • Lounge car “Blue Moon”2
  • Lounge car “Blue Moon”3
  • Lounge car “Blue Moon”4
  • Lounge car “Blue Moon”5
  • Lounge car “Blue Moon”6

Salon car “Jupiter”

The salon car Jupiter is a place for passengers to meet and talk, and can also be used as a place for onboard activities.
There are also self-service drinks available.
Salon car “Jupiter”

Tea room

The tea room is in the ryurei style, which has chairs rather than kneeling on the floor, and is decorated with tatami mats like a teahouse.
Passengers can enjoy the tea made by the crew in a space that has the scent of traditional Japanese culture.
Tea room


A bar that can be enjoyed as a hideaway in the limited space of the train.
Passengers can enjoy a moment in the bar, becoming slightly intoxicated as they celebrate new encounters in the outer space atmosphere of the train and raise a toast to a life with travel.
(There is an extra charge.)

Guest Room

A Luxurious, Relaxing Space
Under the Sun and Starry Skies
All 10 guest compartments on the Seven Stars in Kyushu are suites, exclusively furnished for just 10 pairs of guests. The fusions of Japanese and Western, new and old concepts permeate the interior throughout, and each of the fine wood and textile pieces that fill the decor has been specially selected. This meticulous attention to every detail creates an exquisitely classy space for a truly relaxing time on board the Seven Stars.



Special Suites that Combine
Beauty and Function
Four cars are separated into 3 Suite Rooms each, where guests will experience quality rest and the finest hospitality. Each room is equipped with a shower, toilet, and air conditioning. Special functions unique to this train will provide you with satisfying sleep.

DX Suites

  • DX Suites A
  • DX Suites B
Premier Comforts
that Befit a Special You 
Only 2 exclusive Deluxe Suites are available on this train. Furnished according to different designs, they share the same keyword: comfort. Various pieces of Japanese-style furniture are placed throughout the spacious and elegant space. The room at the end of the last car boasts a wall-to-wall window, through which you can enjoy the passing landscape.

The Artisans Who Support the Seven Stars

Kyushu’s enduring traditional craftsmanship and the artisans’ dedication are embodied in this one-of-a-kind train.

  • Kinoshita Mokugei
    Kinoshita Mokugei
    Kinoshita Mokugei (Wood Creators Group),Fukuoka Prefecture
    Kumiko is a traditional Japanese craft in which small, thin pieces of wood are each fitted together by hand to create elaborate woodwork without a single nail. Masato Kinoshita, the craftsperson who undertook the decoration the interior of the Seven Stars in Kyushu, continues to develop his skills out of his eagerness to take on new challenges, based on his motto of “study a lifetime.” Here, we introduce the passionate craftsmanship of Team Ōkawa, which was formed with various artisans of Ōkawa City, Fukuoka Prefecture.
  • Kakiemon Kiln
    Kakiemon Kiln
    Kakiemon Kiln, Saga Prefecture
    Continuing its legacy of 370 years, Kakiemon Kiln has come to represent Aritayaki (Arita ware) from Saga Prefecture. We interviewed the 15th Kakiemon Sakaida, who succeeded his predecessor in 2015 to carry on the tradition while striving to create his own work that goes with the times. Listen to his narrative on the kiln’s history and his vision for its future.
  • Seiroku Kiln
    Seiroku Kiln
    Seiroku Kiln, Saga Prefecture
    These 2 earnest potters have inherited creative and genetic DNA from the late master potter Seiroku Nakamura, who was referred to as the God of the Potter’s Wheel. What did Seiroku, who was their father and grandfather, respectively, wish to pass on through the wheel? This is the heartwarming story of a family of 3 generations, centered around the tradition of Seiroku Kiln that lives on in the present time.