Taxi

Price starts from ¥500. Evening time will be a bit more expensive. The color of taxi does not change the price. But black color usually has more seasoned taxi driver, and there are special bigger taxis in preparations for 2020 Olympics (and driver supposed to be able to speak English).

The door opened automatically here. No need to open / close door by yourself.

You could flag down anywhere or better at designated taxi stands (near every station). If you need a early morning / late evening taxi, book beforehand by phone or apps.

Taxi Apps

  • Japan Taxi (Sign up with referral code to get ¥500 off 8EF324)
  • DAIWA (Japanese skills required)

These two I haven’t tried:

  • S.RIDE
  • MOV

Words

ナビでお願いします。
Use Navigation please. (So you can tell an address then you’ll be there)

タクシー
Taxi 🚕

タクシー乗り場
Taxi stand

品川までお願いします。
To Shinagawa please.

(みぎ)
Right

(ひだり)
Left

真っ直ぐ
Straight

直進です

T 字路を左に曲がってください

少し直進です

Tip
Copy or write down your (hotel/airbnb) address in Japanese on Google Translate app, then show it to the driver with full screen like so:

Google Translate shows address in full screen

Google Translate shows address in full screen

Others

(I only take taxis)

  • Uber only has the expensive options here, driver are legally certified.
  • DiDi is also available here.

Price

Tokyo -> Haneda ¥6000+
Tokyo -> Narita ¥20000+