Although these trains in Japan seem quite ordinary from the outside, they are very different from the inside. These trains, which have been traveling since the 1960, have no seats;
The Japanese economy made a big leap in the 1960. As a result of this breakthrough, the country's railways developed. During this period, sleeping trains between the trains made available to people for long distance journeys became very fashionable.
Later emerged bus companies, cheap local airlines, high-speed trains, the demand for sleep trains decreased and these trains were removed from the rail.
Today, only two of these trains remain active: Sunrise Seto and Sunrise Izumo. These two trains depart from Tokyo as a single 14 wagon train. When they come to Okayama, they break up in two. Seto and Izumo depart from the 7 wagon 2 train at Okayama station and continue their journeys in different directions. Sunrise Seto goes to Takamatsu while Sunrise Izumo goes to Izumo.
On the way back, the trains meet again in Okayama and reunite and return to Tokyo as a single 14 wagon train.
Sunrise Seto / Izumo doesn't have the usual seats. Instead, the wagons have personal small cabins and an open space called 'nobi nobi'. It is possible to sleep on the floor in personal cabins.
According to the type of compartment, the owners of the Japanese Railway Card can pay an extra fee up to 153 dollars. Nobi nobiler is usually free.
There is also a train service on the train, but the number of cards required for showers is small and usually gets caught by the first ticket. They also have toilets, vending machines and seating areas.
In Japan today, sleep trains are becoming fashionable again. These trains have rooms that are more like luxury hotel rooms. Some trains have luxuries such as panoramic windows, menus prepared by Michelin-starred chefs and working fireplaces. Ticket prices of these trains can reach up to a thousand dollars 10.
Twilight Express Mizukaze
The dining car is stylish.
Seven Star Train
Choosing vintage as a concept, this train is also quite eye-catching.
In our country, train journeys are becoming quite popular in recent years. Would you like to travel with such a train?