JR Group, a dominant player in Japan’s train service network, is looking to raise the price of its JR Pass, a product aimed at overseas visitors to the country, from this October.
It is not yet determined when the price hike will be implemented.
A standard seven-day ordinary car pass that currently costs 29,650 yen (US$221) will be adjusted to 50,000 yen, while a 14-day pass will increase from 47,250 yen to 80,000 yen. The 21-day pass will increase from 60,450 yen to 100,000 yen.
Green car tickets will also cost more, from 39,600 yen to 70,000 yen for the seven-day pass; from 64,120 yen to 110,000 yen for the 14-day pass; from 83,390 yen to 140,000 yen for the 21-day pass.