Bus operators in Japan to sell unlimited-ride passes

A group of bus operators in Japan is to offer unlimited ride passes to foreign tourists.

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A group of bus operators in Japan is to offer unlimited ride passes to foreign tourists.

The group, called Japan Bus Lines, will begin selling the passes in early September, targeting individual foreign travelers looking for inexpensive transportation.

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The passes will be available for purchase online and will include about 100 express bus routes, from the northern region of Hokkaido to the southwestern region of Kyushu.

The group says a 7-day pass will cost 20,000 yen, or about 195 dollars. The 14-day pass will sell for about 270 dollars.

The group also plans to provide operators with guidelines on how to make signs at bus stops and destinations easier to understand for foreign travelers.

Bus operators want to attract more international tourists, as Japan’s dwindling population is creating the possibility of fewer domestic customers.

Souce and image: NHK
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