This train, which draws attention with its futuristic design, will push the boundaries of luxury with its five-star hotel-level service.
Every product that comes with the introduction of “Changing the rules” is undoubtedly a great anticipation. This phrase, which is often used to boost excitement by brands, seems to find its counterpart at least along with the train which’s development process is complete and will serve in Japan soon. Train Suite Shiki-Shima, designed by Ken Okuyama, who has worked in the design departments of automobile giants such as Ferrari, Maserati, General Motors and Porsche, brings five-star hotel service to the rails.
The Train Suite Shiki-Shima, which consists of ten vagons in total, is on a separate level as the service given by the design. The trendy, glass-ceilinged sections, which bring along quite futuristic lines, offer a panoramic travel separation. Inside, there are 17 compartments, each of which is double occupancy so that professional kitchen service will be provided for only 34 passengers at a time. Officials planning to put the train in Tokyo to work on a different tour every new season will make their first trip to Tokyo-Ichinoseki. Three nights and four days in the form of a total of 1,800 kilometers on the route, the passengers will be able to stop at the designated stations and spend time in the area and return to the train again. Those who want to take a ride are required to pay 320,000 yen (2,229 pounds) per person for a two-day tour and 750,000 yen (5,373 pounds) per person for a four-day tour.