October 26, 2013
NOT THAT THERE ARE MANY YOU WANT TO GET OFF OF:
These Trains Are So Luxurious, You'll Never Want to Get Off (Conde Nast Traveler, 10/26/13)
Posted by Orrin Judd at October 26, 2013 1:50 PMIn an age when air travel is trying our collective last nerve, is it any wonder trains are making a comeback? But not just any trains, though. We're talking luxury long-haul rail lines that transport you across a country in high style. Exhibit A: Seven Stars in Kyushu, a luxury "cruise train" on the Japanese island of Kyushu. The journey begins in Hakata, one of the country's oldest cities, and continues in a four-day loop through Kyushu's green mountains, past its active volcano, and along its seaside. The train's lounge car features a bar and grand piano, so passengers can enjoy live music (and magic shows) throughout the journey.It's not just in Japan, either.