Bus charters in Japan are highly regulated, and must take into account distance travelled, hours driven, pre-departure checks etc.

A bus charter is calculated from the time the driver signs in and the bus leaves the depot until the bus returns to the depot and the driver signs out.

Other factors that need to be taken into account are the number of drivers, and if part of the trip includes late night operations.

Highway tolls are also very expensive in Japan, and must be calculated along the propsed route of travel.

Because of this we handle all charters on an indivdual quote basis.

Below are some sample rates for reference only.
 
sample charter rates
Narita Airport to / From Ski Resorts (Hakuba, Nozawa, Shiga, Madarao, Myoko)
Vehicle Type Seats Duration¹ Distance² Charter Rate Road Tolls TOTAL
Van 9-10 6 hrs
(15hrs)
420km
(710km)
¥131,000 ¥17,520 ¥148,520
Mini Bus 18 ¥178,000 ¥20,520 ¥198,520
Medium Bus 27 ¥245,000 ¥29,160 ¥274,160
Large Bus 45 ¥286,000 ¥45,360 ¥331,360
¹ Duration of charter with passengers on board (Total charter time)
² Distance travelled with passengers on board (Total charter distance)
Haneda Airport to / From Ski Resorts (Hakuba, Nozawa, Shiga, Madarao, Myoko)
Vehicle Type Seats Duration¹ Distance² Charter Rate Road Tolls TOTAL
Van 9-10 5.5 hrs
(13hrs)
390km
(650km)
¥121,000 ¥14,080 ¥135,080
Mini Bus 18 ¥159,000 ¥16,460 ¥175,460
Medium Bus 27 ¥225,000 ¥29,160 ¥254,160
Large Bus 45 ¥256,000 ¥36,480 ¥292,480
¹ Duration of charter with passengers on board (Total charter time)
² Distance travelled with passengers on board (Total charter distance)
Central Tokyo to / From Ski Resorts (Hakuba, Nozawa, Shiga, Madarao, Myoko)
Vehicle Type Seats Duration¹ Distance² Charter Rate Road Tolls TOTAL
Van 9-10 5 hrs
(12hrs)
376km
(628km)
¥115,000 ¥11,200 ¥126,200
Mini Bus 18 ¥152,000 ¥14,875 ¥166,875
Medium Bus 27 ¥210,000 ¥19,800 ¥229,800
Large Bus 45 ¥239,000 ¥34,100 ¥273,1000
¹ Duration of charter with passengers on board (Total charter time)
² Distance travelled with passengers on board (Total charter distance)
Nagano Station to / From Ski Resorts (Hakuba, Nozawa, Shiga, Madarao, Myoko)
Vehicle Type Seats Duration¹ Distance² Charter Rate Road Tolls TOTAL
Van 9-10 1.5 hrs
(4hrs)
55km
(128km)
¥35,000 ¥400 ¥35,400
Mini Bus 18 ¥41,000 ¥400 ¥41,400
Medium Bus 27 ¥58,000 ¥600 ¥58,600
Large Bus 45 ¥72,000 ¥800 ¥72,800
¹ Duration of charter with passengers on board (Total charter time)
² Distance travelled with passengers on board (Total charter distance)
 
Vans
Vans have 9-10 seats.
If travelling with a large amount of luggage we reccomend a maximum of 6 passengers per bus, or hiring a luggage vehicle. Luggage is stored inside the vehicle
mini buses
Mini Buses have 15-18 seats.
If travelling with a large amount of luggage we reccomend a maximum of 12 passengers per bus, or hiring a luggage vehicle. Luggage is stored in the rear of the vehicle
medium buses
Mini Buses have 27-28 seats.
If travelling with a large amount of luggage we reccomend a maximum of 20 passengers per bus, or hiring a luggage vehicle.
Luggage is stored under the vehicle (2 trunk bays)
Large buses
Mini Buses have 45 seats.
If travelling with a large amount of luggage we reccomend a maximum of 38 passengers per bus, or hiring a luggage vehicle.
Luggage is stored under the vehicle (2-3 trunk bays)