Willer Express

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Willer Express is a major highway bus company operating in Japan since 1994 with routes spanning almost the entire country, from Aomori Prefecture at the northern tip of the main island Honshu to the southern island Kyushu. Annual sales are approximately $120 million/year, with both domestic passengers and foreigners served through direct sales, a website, as well as the "Japan Bus Pass"[1] and a double-decker tour bus route. Pricing on routes depends on day/time of travel, with significant variation between peak and off-peak travel.[2]

Willer Express is a subsidiary of the Willer Group, the company which owns Willer Alliance Inc. and Willer Express Japan Inc. As of April 2012, Willer Express employed a total of 38 people. The company's President is Shigetaka Murase. It has offices in Osaka and Tokyo.[3]

A Willer Express bus
The Willer Express' Ponta Express.
The double-decker buses used by Willer Express for tours.


  1. ^ Shulman, J. (2010). All-You-Can Japan: Getting the Most Bang for Your Yen. J. Shulman. ISBN 9781453666357. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Travel Kyoto, Japan: Illustrated Guide, Phrasebook and Maps. MobileReference. ISBN 9781611982466. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Willer Express". Willer Travel, Inc. Retrieved 14 November 2013.