In Tokyo, unlike many Asian cities, the taxi is a practical but expensive means of transportation.
The basic fare for the first 2 km is 730 yen, then it will cost you 90 cents every 280 meters, the price can quickly exceed 2 000 yen. Be careful, night rate
starts at 11PM.
However, taxis are very numerous and you will have no problem finding one. The maximum number of people that can ride is 4. Not all taxis accept credit cards.
Given the complexity of the streets, most taxis are now equipped with GPS. But as most drivers don’t speak English, it might be a good idea to prepare a note with your destination written on it.
To book a taxi in English, call Nihon Kotsu
.Note: Do not open or close the doors of the taxi, as they are automatic.