Got a ticket to ride — How about eat?

Passengers in Aomori Prefecture have the chance to save train tickets from a memorable journey in a way far more intimate than sticking them in a scrapbook: Eat them.

Aoimori Railway Co. on Saturday began selling an edible ticket to celebrate the extension of its Metoki-Hachinohe Line further north to Aomori in December.

The ticket, priced at 1,500 yen ($18), is made of a Nanbu-senbei cracker, a Hachinohe specialty. Edible ink is used on the ticket, which is 10 centimeters in diameter.

The railway company, a joint public-private venture, "printed" 2,000 tickets, 47 of which were sold on the first day.

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