Discover traditional Japanese hospitality at its most refined aboard the lavishly appointed Train Suite Shiki-shima, with access to some of the country's artistic and natural splendors. Begin in Tokyo, where highlights will include a private tour and wine reception at a modern mansion with an incredible contemporary art collection. Then travel aboard this elegant train, designed by Ken Okuyama, celebrated for his work with Ferrari, Maserati, and Porsche. At the peak of Japan's vividly colorful fall foliage season, gaze upon mountains and scenic coastlines from the Shiki-shima's futuristic, glass-enclosed observatory cars as you travel up the west coast to Hokkaido. Unwind during a night at a traditional onsen (hot spring) resort in Hokkaido; and visit an active archaeological site in Aomori, or the Uchiwa Fan Workshop in Kuroishi, on the return trip down the east coast of Japan. Along the way, delight in exquisite meals prepared by the imaginative chef, whose dishes highlights the unique culture of each region on the journey as well as the very best seasonal local ingredients. After the train journey, overnight in Tokyo, then spend three days exploring the striking temples and vibrant museums of the ancient capitals of Kyoto and Nara.