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Tokyo taxis' hospitality is highly valued by people around the world.

Tokyo, which will host the Olympics for the second time

Tokyo has been selected to host the 2020 summer Olympics and Paralympics.
As one of the public transportation agencies serving the city, we at the Tokyo Hire-Taxi Association sincerely welcome everyone who visits Tokyo.

Christel Takigawa, the bid ambassador who gave the final presentation to the International Olympic Committee, which selected Tokyo to host the 2020 Summer Games, cited the attentive hospitality of the Japanese people. As one example, she said that the kindness of Tokyo taxi drivers had been rated No.1 in the world. This estimation is due to the high scores visitors from around the world gave to Tokyo's taxis compared with those of other cities in countries around the world.

In 1964, when hosting the Tokyo Olympics (for the first time), Tokyo received the feedback, "Japanese taxi drivers are completely dedicated", as well as a letter of thanks from the International Olympic Committee to this association.

Offering better service to customers from around the world

The Tokyo Hire-Taxi Association will continue promoting and strengthening policies including the following as the Olympics and Paralympics approach.

  • The Haneda Airport Fixed Fare System and the Narita Airport Fixed Fare System, which offer easy-to-understand fares between airports and various parts of Tokyo.
  • The introduction of universal design taxis, which are easy for the elderly and people in wheelchairs to board, and driver training to further improve customer service.
  • Tokyo sightseeing taxis, whose certified drivers guide passengers around the city, the development of a multilingual guidance system that uses IT, and more.

Every driver is endeavoring to improve his hospitality and provide even better service to visitors to Tokyo from around the world, not to mention to everyone in Japan. By all means, please use Tokyo taxis.