Sunrise Seto and Izumo: The Last of the Overnight Sleeper Trains
Once an icon in Japan, sleeper trains (commonly known as "blue trains") disappeared in the wake of faster and more convenient modes of transport. Sunrise Seto and Sunrise Izumo are now the only sleeper trains still in regular service. The Sunrise trains consist of private rooms and semi-private, partitioned "nobi-nobi" rooms for passengers on a budget. Join us as we journey overnight to see their charm, and find out why they are gaining popularity once again. Also on the show is a special guest, Donna Burke, the English voice of the Shinkansen!