The JR East train Shiki-Shima
is scheduled to open in spring 2017, with several routes : 2 days/1 night spring/Autumn, 4 days/3 night spring/Autumn, 3 days/2 nights winter.
For example the 4 days/3 nights trip will stop in Nikko
, Aomori and includes a ride along the Gono Line.
This train was designed by Kiyoyuki Okuyama, intended to look like an upscale hotel, with ten cars decorated in a champagne gold color.
It will also include a restaurant dining car, and the rear lounge car will be partially made of glass for spectacular views of the Japanese landscape.