The Contour of Luxury Summer 2019 - Page 31

The train provides six luxury suites, round-the-clock butler service, bespoke furnishings, piano recitals, and impeccable cuisine prepared under the superb guidance of Katsuhiro Nakamura, Japan’s first Michelin-star chef. The music throughout the voyage is specifically premeditated for the rail passage by award-winning film composer Naoki Sato. Reflecting Japaese design culture, the walls and windows of the Komorebi lounge evoke the organic forms and light of the countryside. In the white-walled Terrace Kizashi/Ibuki, the first and last carriage of the train serving as observation cars, geometric cut-out windows offer unobstructed views of Japan’s breathtaking scenery. The dining car menu, formulated by Michelin-star chef Katsuhiro Nakamura, adjusts to exemplify the ingredients and culinary style of the regions through which the train is passing. Travelling on the Shiki-Shima is a spectacular sensory experience complete with gracious and attentive service for guests’ utmost comfort and enjoyment.