Taxi Travel

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TRAVEL TIPS

Taxi Travel

Taxis are readily available in Kyoto. Fares for smaller-size cabs start at ¥640 for the first 2 km (1 mile), with ¥100 added for each additional 500 meters (1,640 feet). Many taxi companies provide guided tours of the city, priced per hour or per route. MK Taxi runs tours starting at ¥18,000 for three hours. There are fixed fares for some sightseeing services that start and end at Kyoto Station. A 7½-hour tour of the city's major sights will cost in the region of ¥26,000 with any of the 17 taxi companies, including MK Taxi and Yasaka Taxi.

Contacts

Keihan Taxi. Kyoto-shi, 0120/113–103; 075/622–4000.

MK Taxi. Kyoto-shi, 075/778–4141; www.mk-group.co.jp/kyoto.

Yasaka Taxi. Kyoto-shi, 075/842–1214; www.yasaka.jp/english.

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