Hungry passengers in Aomori Prefecture in the north of Japan now have a chance not only to keep their train ticket as a souvenir, but to eat it as well.
Japanese railway company Aomori Railway Co. this Saturday started selling edible tickets to celebrate the extension of its Metoki-Hachinohe Line further to Aomori, which will open in December.
The ticket that costs 1500 Yen ($18) is made of Nanbu-senbei cracker, a Hachinohe specialty. The 10-centimeter diameter ticket is printed with edible ink.
Altogether they made 2000 of these tickets, 47 of which were sold on the first day.
Even though the cracker is good for about three months, the president of Aomori Railway says that this is a commemorative ticket and hopes that passengers will keep it as a souvenir after riding their train.