taxi

Quick and Simple Tips For Catching a Taxi in Japan

Taking a taxi might seem like a simple task for you, but have you ever taken one in Japan? The etiquette for taking taxis in Japan is quite different from back in the UK, US, or other Western countries! Getting a Taxi jp.fotolia.com/ Just like in the US, as you are walking down the street,…

Now You Can Try Yabusame (Japanese Mounted Archery) From the Back of a Taxi?

Ever thought of doing the traditional Yabusame (mounted archery) from the back of a taxi? You can now try it with a special 2-day archery course being offered by Sanwa Kotsu, a Japanese Taxi Company which has been expanding its business in the country over the past few years. The course will give the participants…

Let’s Ride! A Quick Guide to Japanese Taxis

Have you ever wondered why all taxis look alike in Japan? There’s a reason- they are! Well, for the most part. Although colours may vary depending on the company, the two main types of taxi are as follows: Toyota Crown Comfort Nissan Crew These cars make a distinct sound as many of them run on…

Transportation Etiquette for Kyoto: New Akimahen Rules

Manners and politeness in Japan are a big deal. The Japanese are renowned for their polite and unassuming ways and Kyotoites are no exception. The ancient capital has started to become fed up of the mess tourists are leaving so have devised several illustrations to help travellers behave well on their trip. Akimahen In order…

The easiest way to get to the heart of Tokyo from Narita and Haneda airports

When you come to travel in Japan and step out of the airport, what do you feel like? Perhaps, you want to have a mind-blowing experience, try some delicious Japanese food, or have your breath taken away by the outstanding scenery. But there’s an obstacle ahead. The problem you might face And that is the…

Superb Land Transportation System in Japan!

One indicator of a highly progressive country is its transportation system. No doubt, having the fastest bullet train in the world, Japan is a highly advanced country. Its superb transportation system is its proof. Let’s take a look at some of these form of transportation that will take you anywhere in Japan. Author’s photo Shinkansen…