Japan’s JR East Debuting Its Prestigious Luxury Train in 2017

Japan Train 1

Japan’s got a new luxury train in the works that is essentially all the glamor, comfort, and luxury of a hotel crammed in a train-sized form. Put simply: it looks as if it’s going to put all other trains to shame. However, the luxury train won’t be an option for travelers for a couple of years still. The Japan Railway Company, more commonly referred to as JR East, is debuting its new, prestigious luxury train in 2017.

The luxury train will be champagne gold and have enough room to seat 34 passengers. It will also feature glass-walled observation spaces on both ends of the train (so riders can enjoy the view if they would like to), deluxe suites (these can fit up to four people in total and they also have bathtubs in them!), and the more typical dining and lounge cars. The luxury train’s entire look was reportedly created by Ferrari designer Ken Okuyama.

Initially, this new luxury train from JR East will only take travelers throughout Eastern Japan, before it expands to going across the entire country. Additionally, the train will also possess an adaptable EDC system, which will allow it to run on both electric and non-electric rails.

I don’t know when, why or how I’d ever be in Japan. However, if I somehow, by someone ended up there and wanted to tour and see the country, I definitely think that this new train  from JR East would be the way to do it (assuming that it wouldn’t completely drain my already quite modest bank account).

Here are more pictures from inside the luxury train:

Japan Train 2

Japan Train 3

Japan Train 4

Japan Train 5


Photos via Pursuitist

Add Comment

Actors Basketball Players Bloggers Boxers Celebrities Criminals Football Coaches Football Players Golfers Hockey Coaches MMA NASCAR Olympians Politicians Skateboarders Soccer Coaches Soccer Players Tennis Wrestlers
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Margarita Louis-Dreyfus
How did Andrey Melnichenko Make His Billions?
The Richest People in Europe - Liliane Bettencourt
20 of the Richest People in Europe
Aston Martin DB5
The Five Most Important Aston Martins of All-Time
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
The 10 Best Affordable Luxury Cars That Are Actually Worth Owning
Rolls Royce Dawn is Named Best Luxury Car
Shelby American’s 50th Anniversary Super Snake
The Top 5 Airport Lounges In The World
Five Luxurious Cayman Islands Packages You’ve Got to Try
10 of the Most Luxurious Things To Do in Boston
10 of the Most Luxurious Things To Do in Boston
Top Five Hotels to Send Christmas Abroad
The Five Most Expensive Monochrome Watches Available Today
A Guide for the First-Time Rolex Buyer
Why We Love the The 2016 Rolex Air-King
Why We Love the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thing Squelette
The Top Five Women’s Sneakers Brands in 2016
Five Upcoming Sneaker Collections to Check out in August
Five of the Most Expensive Sneakers at Sneakerness Berlin
Five Sneaker Brands to Look for at New York Market Week
Five Whiskey Brands That are On the Rise
The Most Expensive Cheeses in the World
$1,000 Ice Cream Sundae Serendipity 3
Here’s Where You Can Enjoy a $1,000 Ice Cream Sundae In Vegas
Mauro Camusso Creates his Wine in a Disused Mineral Mine
The 10 Most Stunning W Hotels in the United States
Five of the United States’ Most Unique 5 Star Properties
The Top Five Luxury Hotels in Caracas, Venezuela
The Top Five Luxury Hotels in Peru