Taxis in Tokyo
Taxi in Tokyo, represented in cars,painted in colors specific to a particular company, and instead of having the inscription "Taxi" plastic signs with the logo of the company (hands Tokyo taxi drivers clothed in white gloves).
Taxi services in Tokyo
It should be noted that registered in Tokyoa lot of taxi companies, who have to work in a competitive environment: for the sake of the fight for customers they equip their cars different "bells and whistles" - televisions, massage mechanisms, players, electric shavers, mini-refrigerators ...
If you need a car, you can find itin specialized areas, such as in the area of Ginza, or hail a cab on the street, stretching a hand - you need to sit in the back seat of the car on the left side. But before you sit down, do not try to open the door by yourself - when getting in and out of its open driver. If the taxi is occupied, under the glass bulb will be lit green, and if available - red bulbs.
Since most drivers do not speakforeign languages, landing in a taxi with them should have the name and address of the place to which you need to get written in Japanese. If you need to get into some not very well-known place, it makes sense to follow the example of the Japanese and to prepare a sketch map, which is where you want it tied to the popular object (or shopping mall, subway station).
If you wish to call a taxi you can help managers of hotels and restaurants - is just to ask them about it.
The cost of a taxi in Tokyo
You do not know how much is a taxi in Tokyo? The information below will help orient in the prices:
- landing on the meter automatically displayed 650 yen (in this price includes the first 2 kilometers);
- every subsequent 300 m will cost 80 yen;
- Two minutes waiting increase the cost travel by 90 yen, and night rate - 30%.
On average, a trip from Narita Airport in Tokyo costing passengers in 20,000 yen.
Even if you see that the car is equipped withdevice for payment by credit card, you should not expect to pay by this method, since these devices are designed to receive cards issued by Japanese banks. In order not to offend the Japanese driver, should not be stretching him a tip, and not to be penalized - not to smoke in the cab.
If you forget something in the taxi, call the telephone number indicated on the vehicle and inform the dispatcher number of the taxi in which you were traveling (found missing you definitely will return).
Despite the relatively high prices in Tokyotaxi, this form of transport will help you out when you need to quickly get to your destination or when the item of interest in will not be able to use public transport.