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 east coast to Hokkaido. Step off to behold ancient shrines and temples in Nikko; unwind during a night at a traditional onsen (hot spring) resort in Hokkaido; and visit serene forests and workshops of skilled artisans, or an active archaeological site in Aomori, on the return trip down the west coast of Japan. At the conclusion of 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.