TAKKUN is an app that uses GPS and intuitive operations boasted by smartphones to allow you to call a nearby taxi, from one of several taxi companies operating in Tokyo Japan, to a location of your choosing.
Enjoy travel and sight and transport in Tokyo with TAKKUN!
The app is operated by Tokyo Hire-Taxi Association.
＜As of June 1, 2017＞
The following taxis can be called:
■ EM MUSEN（397 vehicles）
■ GREEN CAB（965 vehicles）
■ SHITETSUKYO（453 vehicles）
■ DAIWA KYODO MUSEN（2356 vehicles）
■ CHECKER CAB（1280 vehicles）
■ TEITO TAXI（947 vehicles）
■ HINOMARU TAXI（1404 vehicles）
■ EASTERN MOTORS（84台）
■ KEIO TAXI（384台）
■ SANKYU MUSEN（103台）
■ SANWA KOTSU（145台）
■ TOKYO KOTSU（35台）
■ ASUKA KOTSU（59台）
※The dispatch taxis of NIHON KOTSU was finished on May 31.
※As with orders by telephone, a pick-up fee will be charged in accordance with each company's regulations.
■Features of the Service
1. You can select your pick-up point easily using the map and GPS, and do not need to talk with an operator eliminating the need for troublesome explanations of your pick-up point (address, building name etc).
2. You can register a regular pick-up point as a favorite and also use the Nearby Facilities function to select your pick-up point with ease.
3. You can use your order history to quickly send repeat orders using the same information from past orders.
4. You can check to see where your taxi is.
5. You do not need to register in advance and can use the app as soon as it is downloaded.
■Points of Caution
GPS is needed for this app. Make sure your GPS is turned on and that you are in an area with good network coverage when you use the app.
The app can be used in Tokyo's 23 wards, Musashino City, and Mitaka City, and Tama area.
As with orders by telephone, when you use this app to place an order, a pick-up fee in accordance with the taxi company's regulations will be added to the taxi fare.
Please be aware that depending on the location, there are times when a taxi cannot be dispatched.
Please be aware that due to weather, traffic conditions, and taxi company business reasons, there are times when a taxi cannot be provided.
Ratings and Reviews
It works! Show the driver your name in katakana.
Used successfully many times in Tokyo. After you order the Taxi. A cab will be sent to the location you specified just like Uber. The App will give you the Taxi number eg 5555. Show the driver YOUR NAME IN KATAKANA. Go to this App’s Settings which displays your katakana name so the driver knows he is picking up the correct person. Then show him where you want to go. Eg from Google Maps which contains the physical address. You pay the driver just like any other Tokyo Taxi. They take credit cards but prefer cash (yen). I did not notice any additional charge for using the app.
Soooo easy to get a taxi
I used this for the first time recently and the taxi came to my pick up spot less than five minutes after I ordered it! Much easier than calling or trying to hail one. I recommended it. :)
Needs to have a way to pay via credit card within the app. Other companies have accomplished this.
Also, phone numbers get strange when you have a Japanese phone number. Taxis can't call you because of the country code.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.