Today, August 8, is National Taxi Day in Japan. It marks the start of operations for Japan’s very first taxi, which occurred on August 8, 1912. As those who have visited the motherland may know, Japan’s taxis are some of the best — and more importantly, cleanest — in the world. With lace doily seat covers, white-gloved drivers that can somehow navigate an entire city without street names, and doors that you don’t even have to open yourself, the experience is unmatched by any other in the world.
What’s your best Japanese taxi story?
What say you, dear reader? As always, the most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “What’s the best JNC camper conversion?”
Well there was certainly a diversity of answers this week, everything from kei-sized suggestions like Pete‘s Honda Acty Romahome and James Kennedy‘s borderline offensively named Bedford Nipper to wild concepts like Yuri‘s Toyota RV-2. However, it was MGamez who takes home the prize this week with his pitch for a diesel 1986 Land Cruiser.
Wow what a coincidence. I like to read my JNC and check out Craigslist for some j-tin at the same time for some reason, well to get to the point I read the question of the week and was automatically going to nominate the Datsun 620, but before so I switched back to Craig’s to check my Toyota list. Skimming through all the celica convertibles and pick-ups I a came across this beauty of camper, a 1986 land cruiser troopy camper. Here is the link. https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/ctd/5697777651.html
So clean I wouldn’t sleep in it, I’ll sleep underneath it.
Omedetou, your comment has earned you a set of decals from the JNC Shop!