Posting in English
I try English posting to let people in other countries know Japanese taxi industry.
I am a real taxi driver in Japan, and I think not many deivers express in English on the net. hope some drivers or travelers find and read my site oversea.
Feel free to ask me anything about Japanese taxi or general Japanese information, but don't ask me about English grammar.
Easy self introduction...
I'm a male driver of west Japan, a suburban city about 30 kilo meter from Osaka , very close to Kobe .
I'm middle 30s now, and have lived in US and Australia.
Japanese taxi is...
meter price is different depends on the area you ride, but almost around US$6 flag fall and $0.8-$0.9 for each 270-300 meter.
In Tokyo now (the price increased about 7% last year)
・\710 flag fall goes 2 kilo meter
・\90 for each 288 meter
Tokyo is a little more expensive than other cities as imagined. Tip is nomally not needed but drivers will be very glad and welcome if you paid.
I do not carry my digital camera on my work, so I take pictures with my mobile phone.
show some poor pics here.
this is a taxi rank in Osaka
Japanese taxi meter, this is good one.
hope to be continued...