AGC旭硝子｜ななつ星in九州 ｜ AGC Asahi Glass | Nanatsuboshi (Seven Stars Cruise Train) in Kyushu ｜ JR九州 ななつ星 / JR Kyusyu Nanatsu-Boshi ｜ The Seven Stars in Kyushu is a deluxe sleeping car cruise train operated by Kyushu Railway Company in Japan since October 2013. ｜ First service: 15 October 2013 Operating speed: 100 km/h (60 mph)
The Setogawa River, teeming with carp, runs through the castle town of Hida-Furukawa. The river was designed during the Edo Period, and was originally intended to irrigate rice fields with excess water from the moat of Masushima Castle.
The “Seven stars cruise train in Kyushu” sets a new standard for train travel in Japan. With a total of 14 suites on board, the train is a luxurious travelling hotel, coasting through the countryside of Japan’s southern island of Kyushu
Seven Stars in Kyushu In the dining car, extensive rich wood detailing, from the chevron parquet pearwood floors to the coffered, arched ceiling, competes with epic views of Japan’s countryside. Photo: Courtesy of Kyushu Railway Co.