The railway is the main method of transport for passengers in Japan.
45 of the 51 busiest stations in the world are located there. And it’s not surprising. Japan’s technology is always improving, this also affects the comfort level of people’s lives and Japanese trains are a vivid example of this convenience.
Below explains why Japanese trains amazing and also shows you how they look inside.
The Sunrise Express
The Sunrise Express is a Japanese overnight sleeping train. It consists of Sunrise Izumo and Sunrise Seto. These 2 trains are coupled on the way from Tokyo to Okayama where they split and go to different destinations. Sunrise Izumo goes to Izumoshi while Sunrise Seto goes to Takamatsu. On their way back, the trains are coupled again in Okayama and run to Tokyo.
Traveling on this train is an amazing cultural experience of immersion in Japanese life, as well as the opportunity to see some beautiful landscapes.
Accommodation Inside The Train – First Class
Unlike most modern trains, this train has 6 types of accommodations.
Single Deluxe, or A class, looks like a cozy room for one person. There is a table with a chair and a personal sink beside the bed. There are even lighting and radio controls and the passenger gets slippers, a bathrobe, and a set of toiletries. Also, the use of these compartments gives you free access to the shower.
This accommodation type makes you feel like you are in a moving, nice hotel room while admiring the local beauty through the wide window. If you like maximum comfort and privacy, then you will definitely like this separate compartment with lockable doors.
Accommodation Inside The Train – Second Class
The other types of accommodations belong to B class which are the Sunrise Twin, Single Twin, Single, and Solo. They are meant for 1~2 people. This doesn’t mean that these types are much worse than first class. The doors also can be closed which creates room for privacy. The advantage of this type is that several people can stay here at once.
Accommodation Inside The Train – Nobinobi
The last type is the Nobinobi sleeping area. It consists of a single 2-level space with flat, rigid surfaces. Each sleeping space is divided from the others by small wooden walls and it has a window to see the nature and cities that are passing by. The seats are long enough for comfortable sleeping.
It’s a great opportunity to feel like a local, meet new people, and it helps to immerse you in the culture. And even in the train, traditions of the country are respected.
Inside the train, there also toilets, beverage vending machines, smoking cabins, and lounges. One car has a compartment accessible for a wheelchair.
The shower. can be pretty unusual You have to pay as you take a shower, therefore you need to buy a special card to take a shower. Water flows for 6 minutes while a countdown is displayed on the timer. It’s a small challenge to finish your shower before the time ends. After you’re finished you need to press the auto clean button.
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