Although taxi fares are calculated based on a mileage system of distance traveled and time taken to your destination plus the basic fare, they will also vary depending on the size of a taxi. For most regular cabs, the basic fare of 570 yen will cover the first 1.194km. After that it is 50 yen for each additional 203m travelled. However, in cases where the taxi driver reduces the speed to less than 10km/hr or stops and waits at the request of the customer, a time-and-distance fare system that converts time into distance will apply in which 50 yen will be charged for every 75 seconds. Fares increase by 20 percent between 23:00 and 5:00. The fare is indicated on the meter by the driver. As tipping is not customary in Japan, only pay the amount shown on meter when leaving the cab.
(5 passengers) Basic fare: 590 yen for first 1210m.
Additional fare: 50 yen is charged for every additional 195m traveled.
Time-and-distance fare: 50 yen for every 75 seconds.
(5 passengers) Basic fare: 770 yen for first 1600m.
Additional fare: 60 yen is charged for every additional 165m.
Time-and-distance fare: 60 yen for every 60 seconds.
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