タクシー Best taxi driver in Kyoto

When I was in Japan in 2007 I was able to visit Kyoto. Luckily we found a really nice taxi driver who spoke english to show us all the great sites to see. He taught himself English and spoke it very well. He spent at least 3 hours driving us to different places and telling us the history of each thing. Not only driving but getting out of his car to personally walk us through everything. I was happy to find his business card today after wondering what happened to it after all these years. I’m not sure if he is still working for this company but if you are in Kyoto please give him a call and he will be more then happy to show you around!

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Buri-chan
    Oct 02, 2013 @ 19:14:48

    My first trip to Kyoto was in 2007, and though I don’t remember his name, I do remember one of the taxi drivers! I don’t think he spoke English, but he was full of information, like how many years it would take to visit to every shrine and temple in Kyoto if you spent a minimal amount of time at each of them. He was ready with illustrations as we drove around, such as photos of the inside of Kinkakuji and stories about Ikkyu, a wise monk. Every time I go back I wonder if I’ll run into him again, but now that I think about it, I haven’t ridden a taxi in Kyoto since 2007!

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    • cutenippon
      Oct 02, 2013 @ 21:50:39

      Wow I wonder if we were driving around with our taxi drivers around the same time?! lol. I was there sometime in early August and it was so humid. Though I really enjoy the taxi’s there more then any wear else in Japan (even though they are all nice compared to the US).

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      • Buri-chan
        Oct 02, 2013 @ 23:04:41

        I was there just one month ahead of you! It rained and rained and rained.
        As much as I like the taxi drivers here in Matsue, indeed, there is something special about the ones in Kyoto.

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