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All aboard! Japan's Shiki-Shima luxury train makes maiden journey

Travel through Tohoku and Hokkaido in an $8400 suite complete with cypress bath

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Train photography enthusiasts take pictures of the first running of the Train Suite Shiki-Shima as it passes through the city of Nikko in Tochigi Prefecture on May 1.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- Japan's latest ultraluxurious sleeper train, the Train Suite Shiki-Shima, made its debut on Monday. 

"With the Shiki-Shima, we would like to create a new level of service and history in rail travel," said Tetsuro Tomita, president of the train's operator East Japan Railway, or JR East, while speaking during the departure ceremony on the same day. 

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