A new expressway toll system went into effect Sunday on the Shuto Expressway in the Tokyo metropolitan area and the Hanshin Expressway in Osaka. Distance-based toll systems now apply for vehicles equipped with electronic toll payment systems, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism said.
Previously, flat rates were charged on the two expressways. Cars entering the Tokyo expressway paid 700 yen, 600 yen on the Kanagawa expressway and 400 yen on the Saitama expressway, regardless of distance.
Under the new system, the minimum rate for ETC-equipped cars is 500 yen, and 100 yen will be added for every six kilometers, the ministry said. Nine hundred yen is the ceiling.
Meanwhile, Fuji TV said that cars without ETC will be changed 900 yen on the two expressways regardless of distance.© Japan Today