Inside’s Japan’s New Shiki-Shima Train That’s Luxe To The Max

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If you’ve got $10,000 to shell out.

Shiki-Shima is chic to the max!

You can ride JR East’s Shiki-Shima luxury sleeper train in ultimate jetset style, if you’re willing to shell out $4,400 for a normal suite or up to $9,300 for a premium suite. It comes with a full bar, two-floor suites and bathtubs are even made from cypress trees!

Designed by Ken Kiyoyuki – a former designer at Porsche and General Motors – the train has ten carriages. Including: two observatory carriages, a lounge, and a dining room. Operated by East Japan Railway, its exclusivity stems from having a limited amount of 34 passengers on each trip.

Although Shiki-Shima revved up its maiden voyage on May 1st, from Tokyo to Hokkaido, tickets are fully booked until March 2018.

JR East is a major passenger railway company in Japan and it also operates all of the Shinkansen high-speed rail lines. One of JR East’s goals is to reduce its carbon emissions by half, as measured over the period 1990-2030. This would be achieved by increasing the efficiency of trains and company-owned thermal power stations and by developing hybrid trains.

Check here for more details about Shiki-Shima’s 3-day/2 night trip and East Japan seasonal trips.

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