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How to talk to a taxi operator (telephone) in japan

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How to talk to a taxi operator (telephone) in japan

if i want to call for a taxi in japan, what do i say over the phone?

is it ok to say this " (The place you are) に タクシー 一台 お願いします。

will the telephone operator ask any more questions? like telephone number? what do they usually ask?

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1. Re: How to talk to a taxi operator (telephone) in japan

In all my time here I don't recall ever seeing anyone calling for a taxi (other then a hotel staff), they are pretty much everywhere (if you are in the city) unless you were in some really remote village.

You can walk to the nearest major street or station and waive one down or wait at the taxi stand at the stations. Stations have taxis lined up outside at all times of the day,

Any case yeah, say the place, sometimes you need to be specific with the address or location or directions if it is not a major place. They might ask you for time and date, as one might try to reserve a taxi in advance.

Edited: 11:20 pm, March 29, 2010
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2. Re: How to talk to a taxi operator (telephone) in japan

In most larger cities, you can just hail a taxi somewhere on the street. In more remote areas, if you need a taxi, ask the establishment (restaurant, hotel or ryokan) to call you one. Be sure to have your destination written in Japanese to avoid confusion.

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3. Re: How to talk to a taxi operator (telephone) in japan

If you call in for a taxi, they would ask your name, the address, tel. no. and the direction to your place by visible markers like building style, color, well known business names nearby, etc. (unless well known place) as the Tokyo address system(if you can call it) is screwed up. Only Kyoto/Sapporo have the systematic grid address. It is much easier to pick up one on the street unless you can direct in Japanese.

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