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14:57 23 February 2017

JR West unveils luxury express train "Mizukaze"

OSAKA, Feb. 23, Kyodo

West Japan Railway Co. on Thursday unveiled its 10-coach luxury "Twilight Express Mizukaze" train which has proven immensely popular even months before the start of its services through western Japan in June.

"The train realizes the concept of a hotel running through beautiful Japan. We hope to offer a new standard of rail travel," West Japan Railway President Tatsuo Kijima said as he introduced Mizukaze to the press.

According to the company known as JR West, there were a total of 2,022 applications during the initial round of reservations for tickets for the 368 rooms available between June and September.

A one-night tour with a room for two people will be 270,000 yen ($2,400). The price for a suite starts from 750,000 yen.

Mizukaze will run from Kyoto and Osaka to Shimonoseki in Yamaguchi Prefecture, and return via coastal areas facing the Sea of Japan, offering passengers a one- or two-night tour.

Passengers will be able to get off the train and visit tourist sites.

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