Powder Byrne invites you to experience the Cruise Train Seven Stars in Kyushu, the most exclusive and breathtaking rail journey in Japan. Accompanied by your own English speaking local guide, sit back and relax as Kyushu’s alluring landscape slides past through panoramic windows.
To celebrate the launch of our Inspired Japan division and thanks to our close local relationships, we have been offered the rare and exclusive opportunity to access three luxury suites aboard the Cruise Train Seven Stars in Kyushu. Secure your luxury suite and experience one of the most exclusive rail journeys in Asia, a closely guarded secret that is rarely available, a genuine bucket-list experience.
Travelling 4th-8th November 2019, running the week immediately after the Rugby World Cup Final in Yokohama, it’s the perfect way to complete a magical stay in Japan. There are only three luxury suites available for this exclusive private journey, fully hosted by Powder Byrne with English speaking local guides, from £8,280 per person.
* Indulge in the most elegant, relaxing train journey in Japan and enjoy authentic ‘omotenashi’, the unique spirit of Japanese hospitality *
* The southernmost of Japan’s islands enjoys a sub-tropical climate, a wonderful contrast of nature and tradition *
* Beautiful coastline, a mountainous volcanic interior with a green fertile heart supports a wealth of industries including rice, tea, tobacco and silk *
Travel in Style
* A truly unique locomotive, launched in 2013 at a cost of over £20 million, no expense has been spared to create the most luxurious environment *
* Japanese master craftsman were employed to create bespoke woodwork, delicate traditional art and ceramics *
* You will be entertained by musicians and magicians and on-board staff trained to the highest standards in hospitality *
On day one you will arrive at the Hotel Nikko Fukuoka, a 4-star international class hotel, just a short walk to Hakata Station and known as the gateway to Kyushu. Your English speaking local guide will meet you at the hotel and accompany you to the fine dining restaurant Canoviano Fukuoka for a welcome dinner and introduction to the city of Fukuoka and the island of Kyushu.
After breakfast in the hotel you will head to Hakata Station for a welcome ceremony in the Kinsei Lounge. Boarding the Seven Stars in Kyushu and departing Hakata Station you will make for Moji Port, with its atmosphere of history and high adventure, and architectural structures from the Meiji and Taisho periods. At dinner, savour an exquisite menu of Kyushu cuisine aboard the Seven Stars in Kyushu before settling down to relax and sleep in your luxury carriage.
When morning arrives you will find the train has arrived at Aso Station. Step off the Seven Stars in Kyushu and enjoy the early morning scenery of Aso, having a relaxed breakfast at the platform restaurant ‘Mars’, featuring dishes made with fresh vegetables grown with care in Aso. In the afternoon you will head towards Yufain, Kyushu’s leading onsen (hot spring) resort, where you will spend the night in a traditional Japanese ryokan.
After a relaxing breakfast at the ryokans, travel by private coach from Yufuin to Beppu Station. Between Beppu and Miyazaki stations, you will relax and enjoy the nature and scenery of the southern country, with its endless blue sky and ocean and the forests and valleys of the interior. In the late afternoon the Seven Stars in Kyushu will continue onto Kagoshima-Chuo Station where you will spend the night aboard the train and enjoy an evening of fine dining made with the freshest ingredients in Kyushu.
On the final morning of your Seven Stars in Kyushu adventure you will depart Kagoshima-Chuo en route to Hitoyoshi Station for a sightseeing excursion and Bento-style lunch. In the afternoon you will depart for the final leg of your journey through loop lines and switchbacks taking in the beautiful Kyushu scenery for the last time before you arrive back to where it all began at Hakata Station for a farewell event to celebrate your experience aboard the Seven Stars in Kyushu.
Don't miss out on your opportunity to experience the most exclusive rail journey in Japan. Call our travel consultants on 020 826 5300 or enquire online today to secure your luxury suite aboard the Cruise Train Seven Stars in Kyushu.
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