As I posted, I went to Okayama and Kagawa pref as ride trip. From Kagawa to Tokyo, I took a reservation for “Sunrise Seto”, which is one of the last normal sleeper train in Japan. There are many special decorated sleeper trains in Japan, but those are luxury train with very expensive price like “Seven Stars Kyushu“. “Sunrise Express” has two lines, one is this “Sunrise Seto”, another is “Sunrise Izumo”, which is from Tokyo to Izumo.
The reason at this time to get on the train was “possible to bring road bike to single room like below. It’s famous for rider.
Caution: some other type of room may be difficult to bring it. Please be careful to book the room time if you want to bring road bike to the train.
Train fee for the single room from Takamatsu to Tokyo was mostly 23,000 JPY, including room fee. It’s quite reasonable as hotel and transport fee.
It’s very popular train in Japan as limited regular night train, so not easy to book a reservation for Sunrise Express(both Seto and Izumo). But this time, it was lucky, only retune trip (from Takamatsu to Tokyo) was available, even if I tried to get ticket just before 3 days.
There is no shop for food and no cafeteria car. Only small drink vending machine is there. So if you will get on the train, highly recommended to buy drink and food in advance.