May 9, 2017 10:37 PST
JR East, a luxury Japanese railway company has launched a new sleeper train that defines luxury to a whole new level.
Glass ceilings and walls are built into two observatory coaches at the front and rear of the train for the passengers to watch the scenery.
Designed by Ken Kiyoyuki Okuyama, the famed industrial designer behind Ferrari’s Enzo and P4/5, you’ll never want to step off this 10-car train. With geometric windows and sleek champagne-gold colour, it truly embodies modern design making your travel more tranquil and sophisticated.
JR East is hoping to create a new class of luxury train travel with the opulent design. East Japan Railway’s Train Suite Shiki-shima leaves Ueno Station on May 1, 2017 in Tokyo.
The top accomodation on the train, which comes at a cost of $10,000 per person (or almost ~HALF A MILLION PESOS~) for a four-day trip from Tokyo to Hokkaido.
The journey includes stops in the northeast Tohoku region, which was hit by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
“We also want to empower the disaster-hit northern Japan for their recovery effort through the operation of Shiki-shima,” East Japan Railway Chief Executive Tetsuro Tomita said at the launch.
The train is fully booked until March 2018. (Reuters)