Important Note: For the Japan Grand Rail Tour, The Society of International Railway Travelers® is honored to offer advance space on the ultra-exclusive Seven Stars, the "grand finale" of our luxury tour. This exquisite train — an art museum on wheels — typically sells out months in advance. We're proud to offer confirmed (although limited) space on selected journeys. • • • Our Japan Grand Rail Tour is an exquisite jewel of a journey. Imagine enjoying pre-trip canapés and drinks in the Seven Stars' beautiful private waiting room in Fukuoka's Hakata Station. Suddenly, the President of JR Kyushu drops by to welcome you. (This happened to our 2016 group!) Imagine boarding this spectacular new train, the first luxury sleeper train in Japan. As you leave the station, you see dozens of locals waving the flags of the U.S. and other nations (depending on who's on board) to send you off. This train astounded our guests in 2016 — its first Western group. We are honored to present our luxury Japan tour, featuring the Cruise Train Seven Stars in Kyushu. We’ve designed this stellar Japan tour with one of our outstanding Virtuoso partners for guests wishing to travel privately in luxury. If you’ve visited Japan before, but want to return to sample its unique charms as well as its little-known—but incredible—places, and you want to do it in privacy and luxury, our Japan Grand Rail Tour is for you. Latest News: Click here for owner Owen Hardy's blog about his Japanese adventure on the Kyushu Seven Stars. Spoiler alert: He loved it!