If you are one of those people who love all things Japan – from their anime and matcha tea to technology, and you fancy visiting the country and trying out its bullet trains, there are a few things you should know about it beforehand. As per reports, the country has raised its bullet train ticket rates significantly to 80,000 Yen, which is about Rs 44,500 for a 14-day pass. Previously, it was 47,250 Yen. The 70% increase came into effect in October and apparently, it's the first hike in 40 years. However, it has its benefits too:
Check out Japan in 14 days
While the price hike may impact one's budget, purchasing the 14-day pass proves advantageous, allowing travellers to explore the entire country via bullet trains. According to the Japan rail network authorities, the rate increase is due to the extension of service to the country’s northern areas.
Whizzing past Mount Fuji
For those who love to soak in the sights while travelling, taking a ride on a bullet train in Japan provides a unique experience. But, be careful not to nod off, as within 40 minutes of leaving Tokyo station, the bullet train reaches the stunning Fuji mountain range, offering almost 10 minutes of breathtaking scenery.
No bullet train trip is complete without savouring Ekiben, a box of lunch packed with a variety of food, and is available at Tokyo station. Eki means station, and ben translates to a lunchbox. Ekibens are a delightful way to enjoy the journey on the bullet train while savouring Japanese food.