The Japanese word for taxi is takushī (タクシー) and the abbreviated word is taku (タク). Find more words related to taxis and their correct pronunciations in the following section.
Interesting facts about taxis in Japan
Taxis in Japan’s major cities costs considerably more than public transportation, but they do become essential after midnight when trains and buses stop. The fare for a standard four-passenger taxi starts at around 400-750 yen for the first 2 kilometers and increases by around 80-100 yen for every additional 300 meters traveled. Keep in mind that late night rates increase on average by 20 percent and that expressway tolls are also added to the fare.