Japan launches luxury Seven Stars train with $11,000 suite
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Japanese trains are known for their punctuality, speed, and safety, especially when it comes to bullet trains. Comfort and convenience, yes. Luxury, not so much.
But regional railway JR Kyushu has launched a deluxe passenger service where a ticket for two can cost as much as $11,500.
The seven-car Seven Stars is a “cruise train” that will shuttle around the volcanic southern island of Kyushu starting October 15 while pampering its passengers.
(Credit: JR Kyushu)
Its appointments are comfortable, though perhaps not extravagant. However, when booked for two people f… [Read more]
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