cover.jpgOn May 1, the Japanese Shiki-Shima train took off on its maiden journey, and with tickets ranging from US$2,860 to around US$10, 000, you know that passengers were in for a special experience. Many packages are selling out as more and more people write amazing reviews of this hotel that travels from one end of Japan to the other. In case you’re thinking of venturing to Japan next year, here are four things you need to know before taking a trip on Japan’s ultra-luxurious train.

What are your options?what are your options.jpgWe have already mentioned the price range, and the difference is due to the four types of travel package you can enjoy all of which are between two and four days long. Just make sure you pick your favourite season to enjoy as moving from spring to autumn in one journey is breathtaking.

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Built strictly to the plans of famous Japanese designer Ken Kiyoyuki Okuyama, the Shiki-Shima is made with only the best materials, most of which are related to traditional Japanese craftsmanship.

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A uniquely designed observation deck means you won’t miss any of the stunning Japanese scenery as you travel from Tokyo to the northernmost island of Hokkaido. And with enough room for all 34 passengers, you won’t have to ever fight for a seat.

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If you’re lucky enough to stay over for a few nights then you can look forward to luxurious rooms, and, if you’re hungry, you can enjoy food prepared by Michelin-starred chefs and presented by uniformed butlers. And when all is finished and you just want to relax, you can enjoy a glass of something special while you sit next to the open fire.

 Pictures: JREAST

Tags: Luxury, Design, Nature, Japan, Tokyo, Train, Transport, Season, Japaneses, Shiki-Shim, Ken Kiyoyuki Okuyama, Ultra-luxury