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Nippon Kotsu Co., Ltd. Nippon Kotsu/Tokyo Sightseeing Taxi’s summer vacation limited project – Sightseeing tour “Yukata rental” option now on sale

[Nippon Kotsu Co., Ltd.] Nippon Kotsu/Tokyo Sightseeing Taxi’s summer vacation limited project – Sightseeing tour “Yukata rental” option now on sale
*Nippon Kotsu Co., Ltd.*
Press release: July 10, 2024
Nippon Kotsu/Tokyo Sightseeing Taxi’s summer vacation limited project: Sightseeing tour “Yukata Rental” option now on sale
*Yukata rental and taxi sightseeing included as a set! Make summer memories by visiting recommended spots*
EDS (Expert Driver Service)(R) “Sightseeing Taxi” developed by Nippon Kotsu Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, President and CEO: Taiji Wakabayashi, hereinafter “Nihon Kotsu”) is available for a limited time only during the summer vacation, and is available in Japan. We will start selling the “Yukata Rental Option Plan,” which allows you to enjoy Kotsu’s original sightseeing tour in a yukata. Applications will begin today, July 10, 2024 (Wednesday), and options can be added for operation from July 13, 2024 (Saturday) to September 8, 2024 (Sunday).

With a combination of taxi sightseeing and yukata rental, you can easily enjoy the summer atmosphere. Taxi drivers with tourist guide qualifications will efficiently guide you to the recommended spots in the private space of a taxi. Nippon Kotsu will help you create memories during your summer vacation with your family and friends.

It’s a taxi, so you can easily move around in a yukata.
You can easily tour four of Nihon Kotsu’s sightseeing taxi routes in a yukata. Affiliated yukata rental store “Rika Wafuku”
In collaboration with Asakusa store, you can also make a reservation for yukata rental when making a sightseeing taxi reservation. On the day of your visit, change into your favorite yukata at the store, and a taxi will come to pick you up at the store. Even if you don’t have a yukata, you can easily try it out.

The taxi vehicles have sliding doors that are easy to get on and off even in yukata. It is safe even for those who are not used to wearing yukata. Also, since it’s a taxi, you don’t have to worry about carrying luggage.

Private space, safe for families with children and the elderly Since it’s a sightseeing taxi, you don’t have to worry about driving a car, finding a parking spot, renting a car, changing transportation, etc., and you can enjoy your trip in a private space while avoiding crowds. A unique feature of taxis is that they are not affected by the weather or heat, and you can touch up your makeup in the car even if you sweat.

Recommended for families with small children and elderly people. It can also be used as a gift for your parents or loved ones. Please use it to create memories of your summer vacation.
If you take a taxi, you can also create your own original tour. Nippon Kotsu’s sightseeing taxis are operated by carefully selected crew members who are qualified as tourist guides. In addition to viewing from the train window, you can also get off the train and be guided around the sights. Taking advantage of the high mobility of taxis, we are able to flexibly assemble courses to suit our customers’ needs. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about visiting spots, shops, shopping, etc.

If you request, a crew member will act as a photographer and help you create memories.
Microtourism proposed by Nihon Kotsu taxis
As domestic tourism demand and inbound demand recover, Nippon Kotsu will enhance its sightseeing taxi service and enhance the appeal of the city of Tokyo as a style of micro-tourism proposed by Nippon Kotsu. Nowadays, travel styles are diversifying, and taxis allow you to customize your sightseeing experience to suit your needs.

In order to provide a taxi service that allows everyone to travel safely and with peace of mind, Nippon Kotsu actively provides safety and customer service training for its employees, as well as the belief that “safety cannot be provided unless employees are healthy.” We are also working to strengthen health management.

[Overview of options]
* Reservation acceptance: * July 10, 2024 (Wednesday) – September 6, 2024 (Friday) (planned)

* Sales period (boarding date): * July 13, 2024 (Saturday) to September 8, 2024 (Sunday) (planned)

*Optional contents:*
You can rent a yukata and enjoy taxi sightseeing in Tokyo. After being dressed by an experienced kimono dresser at an affiliated store, a sightseeing taxi will pick you up.

*Optional fee: *Yukata rental fee: Weekdays from 4,000 yen (tax included/1 person)
*Free cancellation up to the day before, 100% cancellation fee will be charged on the day.

* Payment method: * Please pay the yukata rental fee directly to the store (tour fee for sightseeing taxi is separate, please pay in the car when getting off).

* Affiliated stores: * Asakusa Kimono Rental Rika Kimono Asakusa Store
2-16-9 Kaminarimon, Taito-ku, Tokyo HULIC & New Kaminarimon 6F Business hours: 9:00-18:00 (Last dressing reception time 15:30, Last return time 17:30) Open all year round
[Courses where options can be applied]
1. The strongest! Visiting power spots in Tokyo
2. Specialty Asakusa
3.TOKYO EAST taxi sightseeing
4.TOKYO WEST taxi sightseeing

Operating vehicles: JPN TAXI (passenger capacity: 4 people), Alphard, Esquire (passenger capacity: 6 people)

*We cannot specify the type of vehicle as arrangements will be made based on the number of people making reservations and operating conditions.
Tour fee: 1 car/3.5 hours for all courses starting from 21,110 yen (tax included)
*Yukata rental option fee will be added to the above tour fee. *Customers are responsible for toll road fees, facility admission fees, park entrance fees, etc.
*Prices vary for wagon types (Esquire/Alphard). If you wish to use the facility with 4 or more people, please confirm in advance.
*Customers applying for the yukata rental option plan will depart from and arrive at Rika Wafuku Asakusa store. “Rika Kimono” from stations, airports, hotels, homes, etc.
If you would like to be picked up and dropped off at our Asakusa store, please contact us separately.

* Example of sightseeing taxi tour fee + Yukata rental option fee: * When two people use one sightseeing taxi for 3.5 hours on weekdays. Sightseeing taxi fee 21,110 yen + Yukata rental (Asakusa Yukata basic plan) 4,000 yen x 2 people = 29,110 yen
[How to make a reservation]
1. First, please apply on the EDS homepage or by phone.

EDS application page *Please enter “Yukata option plan request” in the “Other” section of the application form.

Telephone: 050-3160-4453 (for inquiries and applications only) *Reception hours: Weekdays 9:00-17:00
*When applying, please let us know that you would like the “Yukata option plan”.

2. When applying for a sightseeing taxi, we will also make a reservation for your kimono rental, so please let us know your desired rental plan.

*You can check the yukata rental plan from the URL below.
*If there is no special request, we will make a reservation under the “Asakusa Yukata Basic Plan”.
*Paid options for yukata rental can be added at the store on the day.

3. The final usage time will be decided based on the time required for dressing.

*Kimono dressing will take approximately 45 to 70 minutes. Also, the final return time is 17:30 (late return fees will be charged if the final return time is passed). Please apply with plenty of time. *You can check the availability of yukata rental from the URL below.

About Nihon Kotsu EDS (Expert Driver Service) (R)
EDS (Expert Driver Service)(R) is a system in which “Expert Drivers” are selected from approximately 10,000 Nihon Kotsu taxi drivers and are experts in three specialized areas: “Tourism,” “Kids,” and “Support.” We provide services. More than just a means of
transportation, we aim to provide a sense of security and excitement that only people can create.

EDS (Expert Driver Service) service site: *About details about this release*

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