It'll Cost You A Lot Of Money To Travel By Japan's Seven-Stars Train (Video)
Sep 24, 2013 19:54
This is Japan's Seven Stars super luxury rail car. Like its name suggests, it is pure opulence. The Seven stars will be pulled at a top speed of 70mph by a modified JR Freight Calls DF200 3,400 HP diesel-electric hybrid locomotive, and will consist of seven coaches, five sleeping cars, a lounge car and a dining car. It can host up to 28 passengers per trip.
Check it out below:
Opulence doesn't come cheap. The Seven Stars has cost over 3 billion yen to design and build. Asahi Shimbun explains,
The locomotive is painted in a reddish “ancient lacquer” color, which is well polished and mirrors the surrounding scenery.
Walls and the floor of the guest rooms in the third train car, which were shown to reporters, are mainly wooden. Hinoki cypress wood is used in the shower room, giving an aromatic experience.
A washbowl was made by the eminent Arita pottery master Sakaida Kakiemon XIV of Saga Prefecture, shortly before his death in June 2013. Luxurious furniture includes pieces made by craftsmen based in Okawa, Fukuoka Prefecture.
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