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Royal Express $6,000 rail tour offers shot in arm to JR Hokkaido

Tokyu adds luxury route through bucolic island in tie-up with struggling operator

The Royal Express will travel to Hokkaido this summer for luxury tours starting at $6,000. (Photo by Toru Takahashi)

SAPPORO, Japan -- Rail operator Tokyu has teamed up with Hokkaido Railway to roll out luxury Royal Express train tours through the northern island for hefty price tags starting at 680,000 yen ($6,179).

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