When one talks about ticket prices for trains, almost everyone's answer will be between the $5 to $10 range, with a few answers in the hundred mark for longer trips. But as the Eat Your Kimchi duo found out this week, Japan now has a luxury train that will make everyone's wallet cry.
Named the Shiki-Shima, this new luxury train is essentially a 5 star hotel on wheels designed by an engineer who worked on Porsche and Masarati supercars, and tickets will set traingoers back anywhere between $2,000 to $10,000. This is obviously a crazy amount of money, but those interested in riding this fancy new train won't be able to get tickets even if they had the money because it is already booked out in advance for over a year!
Housing only a small amount of passengers (around 30), trips on the Skiki-Shima last for 4 days and passengers can enjoy things like a fancy restaurant and massages, all while getting a picturesque (and super-expensive) view of the Japanese countryside.
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