Japan has seven lucky taxis in Tokyo, and we just boarded one of them

Originally published on Sora News by Oona McGee


There’s a secret tip to identifying these special cabs.

In Tokyo, there are about 40,000 taxis on the roads, and Nihon Kotsu, the largest cab company in the industry, runs about 5,000 of them.

Out of all these taxis, its a little-known fact that seven of them harbour a very special secret. They’re called “lucky taxis“, and not many people know they even exist until they find themselves in one.

Needless to say, when our reporter Masanuki Sunakoma heard whispers of these cabs through his contacts, he began investigating ways to find one, sniffing out leads until Nihon Kotsu

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