A brand new luxury train has been unveiled in Japan that brings travellers on an epic sightseeing journey across Kyushu. Packed full of incredible scenic locations, hot springs, hikes, mountains and coastal retreats, the southern island is popular with nature-lovers, even though it may be considered a somewhat under-the-radar destination.
Operated by JR Kyushu, the train is called 36+3, a nod to the fact that Kyushu is the 36th largest island in the world, as well as the fact that the number 39 (36+3) is pronounced san-kyu, similar to “thank you” in English. The company said that it wanted to express appreciation to passengers, while the “3” refers to the three emotions that passengers will feel when they experience the train; inspiration, wonder and happiness. The train is sleek and stylish, with a black exterior and gold accents.