Japan Rail plans price hike for tourist train pass

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.

The price of the tourist JR Pass will increase from October; the Tokaido Shinkansen passing by Mt Fuji, pictured

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.

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