With more than 60,000 taxis covering all 47 prefectures (*1) of Japan, JapanTaxi is the ultimate taxi app you ever need in Japan! Tap to call a taxi, make a reservation or find your fare instantly. Paying your fare is easy! Connect your preferred payment method (credit cards, Apple Pay or other payment options) to the Online Payment feature to order, ride and pay blissfully hassle-free!
*1 As of October, 2018.
About JapanTaxi App
1. Call a Taxi
Select your pickup location on the app to request a taxi. You can customize your order by selecting a drop-off location, a number of vehicles, type of vehicle and payment method. When your order matches with a nearby taxi, it will give you an estimated time of arrival. It’s that easy!
2. Make a Reservation
Place an order in advance and give yourself a piece of mind. After selecting the date and time, just follow the same steps as “Call a Taxi.”
3. Fare Finder
Go to Calculate Fare and enter pick-up and drop-off locations. We will show you an estimated fare and travel time. *The actual fare will vary depending on traffic, road conditions and route taken.
4. Airport Fixed Rate
Travel smart with our Airport Fixed Rate! The flat rate taxi service is available in selected cities and the fee may vary by participating taxi company.
5. JapanTaxi Wallet and Cashless Payment Options
Link your payment method to your JapanTaxi account and pay your fare seamlessly. The Online Payment feature accepts credit cards and other online payment services. (*2)
*2 As of August 2019, the following services are available; Apple Pay, credit cards,d payment and Google Pay.
*3 As of August 2018, JapanTaxi Wallet is available in 4,500 NihonKotsu taxis equipped with the electronic tablet within the 23 districts of Tokyo and Musashino city and Mitaka city.
・This application requires network service and GPS.
・The current version requires iOS 11 or newer.
・Orders placed through this app is the same as requesting a taxi by a phone call. As such, some taxi companies may add a Radio Dispatch Fee to your fare total.
・Ride availability depends on an area, weather and road condition.
・Fare Calculation is based on the calculated route offered by Google Map Service. Therefore, the actual route may vary. Estimated fare does not include tolls, radio dispatch fees, and/or reservation fees.
・Please check the participating taxi companies and service areas before making an order.
・Some of the in-app functions are only available with participating taxi companies. Some taxi companies do not receive drop-off location data or offer advanced reservations or cashless payment options.
・Campaigns are not affiliated in any way with Apple.
- This update includes minor tweaks and fixes.
At JapanTaxi, we live and breathe customer feedback. If you have any ideas or questions, we would love to hear from you!
The Dev Team
Ratings and Reviews
Great idea but poor implementation
I would say this is the worst taxi app that I’ve ever used. I am not sure what is the backend for this app but it is the slowest app ever. It takes forever to open the app. Most of the time it is easier to stop taxi on a side of the road than using this app. Very frustrating.... The only positive thing that going for this app that most of the taxi drivers in Japan dont speak English, therefore this app can help one to get from point A to point B without long discussion with driver. I wish Japan will get real UBER and not premium.
Developer Response ,
Thank you very much for the review. We are sorry for the inconvenience. We will strive to improve the app’s performance.
Has potential to be a great app
So I did a trip to Japan the past couple weeks and this app was useful... at times. It does work despite what some of the comments below say. I think the biggest issue that not enough company’s in Japan are connected with this app as of yet. So when people are looking for a taxi through the app they won’t find one because they aren’t near anywhere that has an japantaxi supporter taxi. I used this app in Tokyo and in Kyoto. I used this is Kyoto and the app worked great for me. Each time I used it I was given an estimated time of when my taxi would arrive, which wasn’t long usually and I could even see a small taxi icon on my map showing where the taxi was in real time. There was at one point where it searched in Kyoto and told me no taxis were available, but then 5 mins later it was able to get me a taxi. I think it just literally was that all the taxis were taken at that time and not a fault of the app. If taxis are full, taxis are full. I only tried to use the app once in Tokyo and it gave me the message that it could not find any taxis in my area and I believe it was the same reason as it was in Kyoto. So I think the app has potential and can be awesome when it works. So I say if your going to Japan it’s worth getting this app because it can work. I think it’ll only get better as time goes on.
I wish we knew about this app sooner!!!
We have been in Tokyo for 5 nights and we just found this app!! We’re from Los Angeles where we use Uber for any and all needed rides, we were lamenting the fact that there is no Uber-like apps UNTIL we found japan taxi.
It has been so easy to use, we input our airbnb address and our taxi came, it’s cool that you can pay through the app
Thank you for creating this app! I wish we knew about this from the beginning of our trip.
- JapanTaxi Co.,Ltd.
- 137.1 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © JapanTaxi Co.,Ltd.
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