The Shiki-Shima luxury train is equipped with 10 carriages, in which only 34 passengers can travel in 17 compartments of different levels . The train also has a restaurant, there is a common living room with a piano and a fireplace, huge panoramic windows. The most expensive and prestigious compartment consists of three rooms (living room, bedroom and bathroom), located on 2 floors.
Japanese railroad company JR East has launched the ultra-luxurious Shiki-Shima train , designed by renowned car designer Ken Kiyoyuki Okuyama , who has worked for Porsche, GM, Ferrari and Maserati. The first trip of the train took place on May 1, 2017 from Ueno Station in Tokyo towards the northern island of Hokkaido.
The train consists of 10 carriages, inside of which there is a restaurant, a recreation area, observatories and 17 luxurious rooms, including 2 large two-story luxury suites.
Stunning domed carriages, large windows with interesting geometry and luxurious interior make the journey of the new train an unforgettable experience.
In addition, the train is designed for a comfortable stay of only 34 passengers at a time, which makes traveling on Shiki-Shima even more exclusive.
In addition to the great views, the train also serves food inspired by the different regions of the country that the journey takes place.
Traditional style and materials such as curved wood, Japanese washi paper and Japanese varnish were used for the interior decoration of the train.
A three-day adventure on Shiki-Shima will cost from $ 4400 to $ 9300 per person, depending on the room level.