East Japan Railway Co. has debuted its new luxury sleeper service, Train Suite Shiki-shima, offering passengers a cruise experience between the country's capital and its northern region.
The champagne-gold-colored train made its maiden voyage with 33 on board on May 1.
The Shiki-shima train is Japan's latest innovation in luxury rail travel, offering passengers trips between Tokyo and Hokkaido
While train enthusiasts have been eagerly watching the new service pass by, the real glamour lies within the carriages
Passengers are welcomed on board the train at a dedicated entrance
The sleeper train features a number of two-story suites, with beds downstairs and a sitting room above
An accessible suite allows wheelchair users to fully enjoy the journey
The onboard lounge is equipped with chairs and tables, allowing passengers to relax as they take in the views
A fully-stocked bar is one of the features offered to those traveling on the train
The train is equipped with a kitchen staffed by chefs cooking regional dishes from the areas the train passes through
The dining room offers tables with a view
The decor of the dining room is designed to impress
This two-story suite features a Japanese style sitting room on the upper floor
The deluxe suite bathroom features a bathtub made of Japanese cypress