Hokkaido Taxi Cab new design !

Dear Followers,

For repeater customer and new comers this year, you will have the chance to maybe ride the new Japanese Taxi released recently by Toyota,

An smooth urban compact design for 4 pax and luggages, for a comfortable ride.

Here the release note by Toyota :

An all-new taxi that will alter the Japanese landscape

On the heels of its storied history as a symbolic taxi in Japan, a brand new taxi will appear on the road of the next era. Its name is JPN Taxi (Japan Taxi).
With its exterior body dressed in the symbolic, traditional Japanese color koiai – a color known outside of Japan as Japanese indigo, which has long decorated the lives of the Japanese people – the JPN Taxi is designed to complement both cityscapes and historical landscapes. With detailed functions adapted with thoughtful and attentive consideration, alongside outstanding eco-functions expected from a model that represents the future, the JPN Taxi will vividly “repaint” Japanese scenic imagery familiar to people the world over.

 

 

Koiai

Koiai. It’s a color born from the hearts of the Japanese, a deep indigo blue that stands the test of time. “Ai” has been a beloved color in Japan since ancient times. It is also a color representative of the country Japan – known as Japanese indigo outside of Japan. Long a symbol of Japan, this traditional color evokes Japanese hospitality. The color koiai will stand by you, and give you a sense of security, dignity, and formality. It’s the new standard color of taxis in Japan that allows for flexible use in a wide range of scenarios, from daily use to formal occasions and business.

 

A universal design that delivers comfort and peace of mind to a wide range of people

Imagine being out and about in your wheelchair. Going shopping with small children. A busy executive enjoying some down time. Or visitors to Japan asking to ride the JPN Taxi again and again. From the far north to the southern climes, from the city center to scenic spots, this taxi will play an active role in your life. It’s a taxi with a people-friendly, universal design that delivers comfort and peace of mind to a diverse range of people, suitable for a variety of occasions. The JPN Taxi embodies the spirit of Japanese hospitality, born out of numerous improvements and without compromise, as seen in such features as the convenient grab handles and the overall structure of the vehicle.

 

A design pursued by customers, drivers, and business owners.

The vehicle features a power rear sliding door and a low, flat floor. Large windows allow customers to enjoy a view of the landscape. The cabin features a high ceiling, and the driver has an optimal range of vision due to the position of the pillars and rear windshield wipers. Headlights and fenders are divided into separate parts, contributing to lower repair costs. We have taken into consideration the comfort of customers, the convenience of drivers, and the priorities of business owners and managers. The road that stretches beyond our aim contains the happiness of everyone who shares time with the JPN Taxi.

 

360 view :

https://newsroom.toyota.co.jp/pages/jpntaxi/common/html/lib/pannellum.html?panorama=/pages/jpntaxi/overview/images/012.jpg&autoLoad=true

 

Gallery :

https://newsroom.toyota.co.jp/en/jpntaxi/gallery/

For a complete details :  https://newsroom.toyota.co.jp/en/detail/19173376AC

 

Thank you Toyota !

Sapporo City

A large clock tower and trendy shopping center. Odori Avenue Park is the location of a magnificent snow festival.

Sapporo in western Hokkaido is divided up in a grid pattern, and is the largest city on the island. Odori Park stretches from east to west in the center of the city, and is a symbol of the city – full of art objects, fountains, lilac and acacia plants and lots of flowerbeds. To the north stand trading companies, financial institutions and local government offices, while to the south is a large underground shopping mall, which as the city’s main shopping center is always busy. It is connected directly to Sapporo Station, which is the transportation hub for all of Hokkaido and the place to board JR lines, the subway, and both local and tourist buses.

The city contains many essential sights: the Sapporo Clock Tower, which has been marking time for over a century; the former Hokkaido government office building, a neo-baroque building known as “Red Brick” that is lit up after dark; and the poplars outside Hokkaido University (formerly Hokkaido Agricultural College).

Odori Park is more than 1,400 meters long. In summer it is full of beer gardens, while in winter it becomes the location for a snow festival. During the festival, this big park is lined with magnificent snow statues and beautiful ice statues.

 

Discover our Taxi cab transfer and day hire services in Hokkaido:
– New Chitose Airport to Sapporo private transfer,
– New Chitose Airport to Niseko private transfer,
– New Chitose Airport to Furano private transfer,
– New Chitose Airport to Noboribetsu private transfer,
– Sapporo to Niseko private transfer,
– Sapporo to Otaru private transfers,
– Sapporo to Furano private transfers,
– Niseko to Sapporo private transfers,
– Niseko to Airport private transfers,
– Hakodate private transfers,
– and more on demand 

 

here  Our fleet is composed of  :  taxis and  vans

 

Text and credit from : https://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/

Around Hakodate City

The spectacular night view of Hakodate is deemed to be one of the top three in the world, alongside Hong Kong and Naples.

There are numerous scenic spots around Hakodate City, which is located at the tip of the Oshima Peninsula in the southern part of Hokkaido. Mt. Hakodate, situated to the southwest of Hakodate, facing the Tsugaru Strait, is also known as Mt. gagyu-san because its shape resembles that of a cow lying down (ga meaning “lying down” and gyu meaning “cow”). A cable car travels for 835 meters to the summit, located 332 meters above sea level. From the all-weather observatory overlooking the port of Hakodate and the city, visitors can enjoy magnificent views in all directions, including views of the Shimokita and Tsugaru peninsulas to the south. In particular, the night view of Hakodate, counted among the world’s three best night views along with those of Hong Kong and Naples, is even more memorable when accompanied by the lights of the squid boats floating out at sea in summer.

Trappistine Convent, located 30 minutes by bus from Hakodate Station, was founded by eight nuns sent from France in 1898, and has statues of the Virgin Mary and Joan of Arc in its front courtyard.

The Yunokawa Hot Spring, at the mouth of the Matsukura River flowing into the Tsugaru Strait, is a popular swimming spot in summer. It is also known for the beauty of its view of the squid boat lights during summer and autumn nights. The hot spring is popular among people of Hakodate for leisure activities and relaxation because of its convenient location, only five kilometers from the center of Hakodate.

 

Discover our transfer and day hire services in Hokkaido:

– Hakodate to Niseko private transfer,
– Hakodate to Noboribetsu private transfers,
– Sapporo to Furano private transfers,
– Niseko to Sapporo private transfers,
– Niseko to Airport private transfers,
– Hakodate private transfers,
– and more on demand here

Our fleet is composed of  :  taxis and  vans

 

Hokkaido Snow festival 2018

Welcome to the 69th edition the SNow Festival in Hokkaido!

As evey year the event is help in Sapporo, here the detail of the events :

 

ODORI PARK SNOW FESTIVAL!

Odori park; Nishi 1 chome~ Nishi 12 chome
You can visit Od?ri site at any time.
(Illuminations turned on at sunset, and turned off at 22:00.)

Odori Park, stretching east to west over 1.5km through the heart of downtown Sapporo, will be transformed into a fantasy of snow and ice. All the works of art, sculpted with pure white snow and sparkling clear ice, will certainly impart something of the artist’s passion to the guests viewing them. The exquisite state-of-art snow and ice sculptures of such scale are the biggest attraction of Sapporo Snow Festival.

Odori site 1 – 12 chome

 

Susukino Site (SUSUKINO ICE WORLD)

Ekimae-dori (Station Avenue); Minami 4 jo ~ Minami 7 jo
You can visit Susukino site at any time.
( Illuminations turned off at 23:00. *On the last day, illuminations turned off at 22:00. )

Under the theme of ‘Enjoy the Ice’, this site offers a fantastic ice sculpture show and the Ice Sculpture Contest. You can also visit the plaza, ‘Fureai Hiroba’ to touch or ride on the ice sculptures, take photos in the Illumination Street, or have hot drinks at the Ice Bar.

Events at Susukino site

Date and Time Venue
Opening Ceremony February 5 (Mon), 2018 Begins at 18:00 p.m.? In front of the main ice sculpture (Minami 4, Nishi 4; In front of the Susukino Lafiler)
Photo Session of the Ice Queen Photo Session of the Ice Queen takes place at Susukino site during the festival
Ice Sculpture Contest   ?
Award Ceremony
Each team starts working on their ice sculpture from 14:30 p.m. on February 5 (Mon), 2018 and finishes before 10:30 a.m. the following morning. D-block
Award Ceremony of the Ice Sculpture Contest takes place at 11:00 a.m. on February 6 (Tue), 2018 In front of the main ice sculpture
Ice Statue Popularity Vote You can vote for the best ice statue. The ballot boxes will be installed at the Susukino site.
Closing Ceremony? February 12 (Mon / Sub. Holiday), 2018
Begins at 21:45 p.m.
In front of the main ice sculpture

Niseko Access Transfer by Taxi cab from the New Chitose Airport

How to access to Niseko,

There are numerous way to access Niseko,
However here our main recommendations :

What type of vehicle should i take :

The best way to Niseko from the airport is to take a private van if you are travelling with friends or family, a private van to niseko is averagely around 36 000 Jpy. Which is not too bad when you know that it can fit between 8 to 9 passengers and that it comes with a driver to welcome and assist you at the airport, also the cost can be divided by 8 so 4500 JPY. Of course there is other options depending on the number of peoples in your party. Here the average price per vehicle categorie to Niseko :

CTS to NISEKO :

      – Alphard taxi cab charter  is  35 000 JPY

      – Hiace Van taxi cab charter  is 36 000JPY

 

What is the travelling time from niseko

Depending on the weather condition :
it take around 2h30.
However 2h30 to 3h00 in winter,

This is why we recommend for people taking a domestic fligth to leave Niseko 4h00 before fligth time
and for international fligth 5h before, to ensure no delay. . as you will need
3 hours ride and 2h advance check in

What to do in Niseko in winter ?

That’s a funny question ^^, Ski and ski and ski again of course !

What to do in summer ?

Hum. . . numerous activities as :
Rafting, Mountain bike, Trekking, etc. .

May you need further Information please feel free to contact us !

Terry

Hokkaidotaxi.com

 

Hokkaido Private Transfers to Niseko, Sapporo,Furano, Airport

Hokkaido Private Charter Transfer to Niseko, Sapporo,Furano, Airport

The Best taxi-cab-van price guidance in a web jungle !

Hi! My dear friends,

Yes, Winter is finally here and I guess that your are already preparing your family holiday trip to Hokkaido^^

As every year, I guess that your are still wondering how to get from A to B without stress and getting exhausted dont you ? Maybe you tried google with : #Hokkaido Private Charter & Transfer to Niseko, Sapporo,Furano, Chitose Airport… without success?

Of course there is the train which does all the main city in Hokkaido, or the bus which take forever to reach the destination…. but depending on how many people in your party, sometime the public transportation network may not end so cheap…nor convenient at all for some destination like Niseko or Furano..!

The best solution in Hokkaido is a Private Charter & Transfer service.  

A taxi to Niseko ? a Van to Furano? a Bus to Kiroro? so many price, so many website… at what cost?

Well,  to help you,  here a table for a clear picture to find the best rate in Hokkaido for a Private Charter & Transfer to Niseko, Sapporo,Furano, Chitose Airport and more  :

1) Average price for a private transfer in Hokkaido (please note that the price may vary to 5000 to 10 000 JPY up depending on each company)

Area Small Taxi Hiace/ Jumbo Commuter Micro Bus Medium Coach Large Coach
Direct Service Niseko Area ⇔ Sapporo/ Chitose 26,000 35,000 55,000 99,000
(all prices for Niseko Area ⇔ Furano Area 55,000 65,000 90,000 130,000
one way) Niseko Area ⇔ Hakodate Area 68,000 85,000 93,000 150,000
Niseko Area ⇔ Otaru Area 25,000 35,000 46,000 99,000
Rusutsu Area ⇔ Sapporo/ Chitose 25,000 36,000 45,000 99,000
Otaru Area ⇔ Sapporo Area 16,000 25,000 38,000 99,000
Otaru Area ⇔ Chitose 27,000 37,000 45,000 99,000
Sapporo Area ⇔ Chitose 16,000 25,000 38,000 99,000
Kiroro ⇔ Chitose 30,000 40,000 43,000 99,000
Kiroro ⇔ Sapporo 26,000 35,000 40,000 99,000
Charter Service
8 hrs Niseko→(Otaru/Sapporo/ Niseko) 50,000 55,000 72,000 128,000
 Tour Attendant English /Other  15,000  15,000  15,000  30,000

2) On the top of it some company may include or not the toll fee in the Transfer :

*Toll fee is included for the direct transfer services. / Toll fee is not included for the charter services.
Charter services are available for to/ from Niseko, Sapporo, Otaru, Chitose, Rusutsu and Kiroro, other contact us

3) Also beware the vehicle capacity ! It is really important that you choose the correct vehicle :

**Passengers(excl. driver)
Small Taxi – 3 Pax without luggage, or 2 Pax with luggage
Hiace/ Jumbo Taxi – 9 Pax without luggage, or 7 Pax with luggage
Micro bus – 15 Pax without luggage, or 10 Pax with luggage ( No cargo room equipped)
Medium Coach – 26 Pax without luggage, or 15 Pax with luggage ( cargo room equipped)
Large Coach – 45 Pax without luggage, or 30 Pax with luggage (cargo room equipped)

That s it for now!

Hope that will help! Please leave a comment or send me an email if you got better price^^

One more thing, if you wish to book a private transfer in Hokkaido to Niseko or Sapporo at the best price or cheaper (if it is not too late ) here the link : http://hokkaidotaxi.com

Terry

The concierge Team

# Hokkaido Private Transfers to Niseko, Sapporo,Furano, Airport