START RANT: Do you know what I love about Japan. Low inflation. The 300 yen bus trip will still be 300 yen next year and the year after and the year after. The ski pass price will stay the same. And your Japanese hosts will be apologetic should they put accommodation prices up a few percent. However in Low inflation, Low wage growth Australia. The $ 250 ish 2017 season car park pass is $500 in 2018. Where are my apologetic Australian hosts to explain the 100% price gouging? Where are the public documents to justify this rise? Whose the key person in charge here? Please explain. And I don't want to hear you can get cheaper 1 day passes by buying online the day before ....it does not help... but I think that will be their justification.