Journey on the Seven Stars in Kyushu
The Most Luxurious, Relaxing Train in Japan
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 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.
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.
Dining car “Jupiter”
- The Seasonal Gastronomy of Kyushu
Fragrantly Embellishes the Table
- Blessed by the bright sun, magnificent mountains, and glittering seas, the island of Kyushu is a treasure trove of food. The dining car Jupiter serves dishes exclusive to each journey on the Cruise Train. Using seasonal ingredients, Kyushu’s master chefs prepare each meal with care. Your dining experience here is sure to make your trip even more exceptional.
- A Luxurious, Relaxing Space
Under the Sun and Starry Skies
- All 14 guest compartments on the Seven Stars in Kyushu are suites, exclusively furnished for just 14 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.
- 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 (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, 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, 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.