In Japan, taxis are generally safe and reliable, and no tipping is ever necessary. Countless taxis run in Tokyo, and it is possible to catch one in the street without the need for a telephone call. Taxis also can be found at taxi stops in front of hotels, train stations, and other busy locations.
When looking for an available taxi, check the sign in the lower right corner of the windshield. If it is green, the car is already occupied. If it is red, raise your hand and the driver will stop for you. Then, just tell the driver where you want to go. To ensure a smooth taxi experience, know the precise address of your destination in advance. For a long-distance ride, confirm the approximate cost of the trip with the driver before the drive begins.
Pay attention to the seating arrangement when riding with business customers, supervisors, and the like. The positions are determined according to the status of the passenger.
Updated: 25 October, 2018