Kyushu (south of Japan): the “train of dreams” is alive !!


JR Kyushu-luxury train

JR Kyushu-luxury train (Picture: JR Kyushu)


Luxury ‘dream train’ designed over 100 years ago goes into service in Kyushu!

Kyushu Railway Co. (JR Kyu-shu) has just launched the commercial operation of a luxury passenger train, a revival of a dream train created more than a century ago. The train, Aru Ressha, features a gold and black exterior with an arabesque design and a gorgeous interior comparable to that of a luxury hotel. Passengers are served a first-class sweets course that uses seasonal food from the region. The train was originally built by a U.S. company in 1908 following an order from the then predecessor of JR Kyushu, but did not go into service at the time as the Japanese company was nationalized.” (Japan Times)

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Kyushu (south of Japan): the “train of dreams” is alive !!




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