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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

MK Taxi


Kyoto-based MK Taxi is a cut-price Japanese taxi company that has spread from its roots in Kansai to operate in a number of other Japanese towns and cities including Nagoya, Fukuoka, Kobe, Osaka, Tokyo, Otsu in Shiga and Sapporo.

MK even has a service in LA out of LAX and also in Shanghai, China.

MK was started by a Zainichi Korean businessman and quickly became very popular and distinctive with its cheaper prices, black cabs modelled on the color of London taxis, free Wi-fi inside the taxi and the heart-shaped roof sign.

MK Taxi prices generally undercut the opposition on flag fall. For example, in Kyoto the usual taxi flag fall is 650 yen, while MK charges 590 yen. In Nagoya, MK charges 400 yen against the going rate of 500 yen.

MK Taxi sign

MK Taxi also offers airport shuttles from Kyoto to Kansai International Airport (KIX) for 3,500 yen, from Kyoto to Osaka's domestic Itami Airport from 2,300 yen and from Kobe and Ashiya to Kansai International Airport from 2,000 yen.

MK Taxi cab Kyoto

MK also has sightseeing plans for some the cities it operates in taking in a number of each place's main attractions.

MK Taxi
Kyoto HQ Tel: 075 778 4141

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