The Seven Stars – world’s most luxurious train

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Japan is famed for its fast and functional bullet trains – but a new service has been introduced that moves at a more leisurely pace. The Seven Stars is the country’s first luxury sleeper train and is more akin to the ocean liners of yesteryear than the no-nonsense high speed rail of today.

The luxurious “cruise train” operates on the island of Hakata in the southern tip of country. One needs to go board at the busy Hakata Station in the city of Fukuoka and enter an opulent world which is far cry from the modern Japan. The train cost £20 million to make and it’s no surprise given everything is bespoke made by artisans. The train has 12 en-suite rooms and two luxury suites which cost about £2,400 a night.