Twilight Express Mizukaze

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See the natural beauty of western Japan from the elegance of an art-deco inspired train

To board the Twilight Express Mizukaze is to enter a different era. Its nostalgic, modern design concept echoes art deco and the golden age of rail travel. The attention to detail on this train is remarkable, from the sleek design of the train carriages to the smallest details: lightswitch plates featuring traditional scenes, elegant uniforms, artisanal tea sets and traditional art. The train runs around western Honshu, taking in the scenery along both the Sea of Japan and the stunning Inland Sea. As one of just 34 guests, you will have the rare opportunity to discover particular points of interest along the route that are not ordinarily open to the public.

After an aperitif, guests begin their evening meal. The menu features the bounty of the sea, mountains, and farms of western Japan, overseen by artisans. You can visit the observation deck at the rear of the train or the observation cars, which welcome you with large windows from which to take in the views.