NUMAZU, Shizuoka >> Izuhakone Railway Co. is selling passes for foreign tourists that allow unlimited use of the company’s trains and buses for two days.
Based in Mishima, Shizuoka Prefecture, the company began selling one-day passes for foreign tourists in 2015. Sales for the one-day passes rapidly increased at the start of this year.
The company had received requests from foreign tourists who stayed at hot spring resorts, such as in the Shuzenji and Izunagaoka areas, saying they wanted to use an unlimited pass for two days instead of one.
The unlimited-ride passes can be used for train services on the company’s Sunzu Line between Mishima and Shuzenji stations. They can also be used for buses operated by Izuhakone Bus Co., which go to six locations, including the Numazu, Shuzenji and Izunagaoka hot spring resorts.
The pass costs about $10.90 for adults and $5.45 for children.
The passes are sold at stations on the Sunzu Line, except Baraki and Makinoko stations. Tourists must show their passport to buy the pass.