One may be able to relish in an euphoric traveling experience in a building at the heart of Tokyo metropolis, the Hokutosei Train Hotel.
Just last year in August, the Night train, or bed equipped limited express train called the Hokutosei (北斗星 - translated in English as the Great Dipper), closed its services, yet its train ambiances may be relived once again having its predecessor's furnishing intact on the night train style stationary hotel called the "Train Hotel Hokutosei". The sleeper-train modeled hotel opened in the town of Bakuro, Nihonbashi region of Tokyo Prefecture on December 15, 2016.
The Train Hotel Hokutosei consists of identical interior as its ancestrally-based Hokutosei Night Train where travelers are able to sleep towards a tranquil & reminiscing journey both in the physical realm and the dream world, similar to the like-wise levitated sensations that may be possible from the recreating efforts by the locomotive hotel at Bakuro. The Train Hotel Hokutosei consists of the same type of beds and couches used within the Great Dipper Night Train, as well as its bunk beds and half-sized private rooms utilizing the "Shindai Royal" or royal bed.
In the lounges are where the train-oriented dining hall's chairs and tables are in use. The hotel also re-utilizes sensitive components of information guidance displayed on bathroom doors based on a helpful idea from its previous locomotive generation.
The hotel has a total of 78 beds with the price of 2500 yen for a one-night stay per customer. Although the hotel has gathered English speaking staff in preparation for valued foreign customers, so far the advanced booking of patrons are filled mostly with guests that are most possibly native Japanese railroad fans.
An example towards the Hokutosei Train Hotel using the Sobu Train Line from Tokyo Station:
It takes around 5 mins by the Sobu Line, from Tokyo Station to Bakurocho Station. The hotel is directly connected to this station, from exit #4.
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