Due to the impact of soaring energy prices, the railway theme park "Usui Pass Railway Culture Village" in Annaka City, Gunma Prefecture has decided to raise the entrance fee and other fees from next month for the first time since its opening.
"Usui Pass Railway Culture Village" in Annaka City, Gunma Prefecture is a theme park that displays train cars that used to run all over Japan.
Due to the impact of the new coronavirus, the number of visitors to the park last year was a record low of more than 110,000, and the number of visitors has declined. Due to soaring energy prices, such as fuel costs for locomotives, the operating costs of the facility have increased by about 1.3 times compared to before Russia's military invasion of Ukraine.
In response to this, the operating organization decided to raise the admission fee and other fees next month for the first time since the park opened in 1999.
Junior high school students and above will be raised from 500 yen to 700 yen
. Elementary school students will be raised from 300 yen to 400 yen
. from 300 yen.
Yoshihisa Nakajima, the chairman of the governing body, said, "Even if there was a tax increase, we didn't raise prices, but we couldn't deal with the impact of high prices. was