Day 202

 not your average train

not your average train

The Seven Stars Kyushu train pulled into the station as we were heading the other way. From the outside it looked only a little special with burgundy paying, gold lettering and stained glass windows, but it must be one of the most expensive ways to travel in the world! http://www.cruisetrain-sevenstars.com At almost 2 million yen (about 16 thousand euros) for a couple traveling only 4 days it's not surprising they don't need more than 30 people on a tour. However, given the reception the staff put on at the station and the type of travelers that have the train fully booked for ages in advance for one of the suite rooms, I was more than a little jealous when our regular local train showed up with standard bench seating.