A Stay on the Tracks Aboard the Train Suite Shiki-Shima

01.03.2020

WordsSolenn Cordroc'h

 

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The Train Suite Shiki-shima made its maiden journey on 1st May 2017 and is now sending passengers on trips lasting several days, through the wonderful nature of Japan and all the way to Hokkaido.

The large glass windows offer a breathtaking view of Japan away from the tourist trail. The luxury train has 17 private suites, a piano bar and a fine dining restaurant where each dish reflects the regions the passengers travel through on the trip. This culinary voyage is prepared meticulously by Katsuhiro Nakamura, the first Japanese chef to receive a Michelin star.

All this luxury comes at a price, of course: a ticket costs no less than €8,000, but you have to get hold of one first. All those wishing to experience it have to fill in a request form, then wait for the random draw to be made to see if they will be lucky enough to have the chance to travel and stay in this magnificent rolling hotel.

 

 

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Train Suite Shiki-shima

www.jreast.co.jp/shiki-shima/en/