TokyoTaxiGuide

Useful Information

Taxi fares and fees

discounts、highway fees、payment methods

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Payment Method

Foreign currency is not accepted, so please pay in Japanese yen. There are…

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Seating Capacity

Normal sedans can only fit four (4) passengers. There are…

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Automatic Doors

Japanese taxis use automatic doors operated by the driver that…

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Seat Belts

Seat belts are required by law to be worn.…

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Smoking

Tokyo law prohibits smoking on the road or while walking. Almost all.…

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Forgotten Items

Tokyo Taxi Association Takkun.…

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Taxi Display Guide

Here is an explanation for markings that show up on the taxi display.…

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Taxi fares and fees(discounts、highway fees、payment methods)

Taxi Fare Table

Standard Car・Tokyo (23 Wards), Musashino, Mitaka

Fare by Distance
Base Fare Additional Fare
500 yen for the first 1.096 km 100 yen for every 255 meters
Time/Distance Combination Fare
100 yen per 1 minute 35 seconds spent traveling 10 km/h and under
Late Night / Early Morning Surcharge
20% increase from 10pm to 5am
Pick-Up Fee
Determined by company
Handicap Discount
10% off
Long Distance Discount
10% discount on fares over 9,000 yen

Payment Method

Foreign currency is not accepted, so please pay in Japanese yen. There are cars that accept credit cards (Visa, DC, Mastercard, etc.), taxi tickets, and electronic payments, so please check before riding.

Seating Capacity

Normal sedans can only fit four (4) passengers. There are wagon taxis for passengers with a lot of luggage, and jumbo taxis for up to nine (9) passengers. Only certain companies provide these services so please contact the taxi company in advance.For wheelchair access, as well as easy access for elderly, disabled, or pregnant passengers, universal taxis are also available.

Automatic Doors

Japanese taxis use automatic doors operated by the driver that open the back passenger door. Please leave the door opening to the driver. Also note that traffic in Tokyo moves on the left-hand side, so please exit on the left to ensure your safely.

Seat Belts

Seat belts are required by law to be worn. Please fasten your seat belt for your protection.

Smoking

Tokyo law prohibits smoking on the road or while walking. Almost all taxis in Tokyo are non-smoking (There are exceptions). Please refrain from smoking inside of the taxi.

Forgotten Items

If you have left a personal belonging in the taxi and have your receipt or can identify your driver, please contact them directly. If you cannot, please find the nearest police station or police box and file a lost item report.

Taxi Display Guide

Here is an explanation for markings that show up on the taxi display (seen through the front window)

[空 車] Vacant (kuusha) In service with no passengers.
[回 送] Not in Service (kaisou) Cannot pick up passengers.
[割 増] Increased fare (warimashi) Occupied at an increased evening fare.
∗This is only displayed from 10pm to 5am.
[迎 車] Reserved (geisha) Going to a reserved customer and unavailable.
[予約車] Reserved (yoyakusha) Waiting for reserved customer and unavailable.