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att.JAPAN Issue 52, June 2010

Taking a short trip around port town Yokohama on a bicycle taxi

"Velotaxis" are cute and highly mobile three-wheeled taxis that are powered by humans and therefore output zero gas emissions. How about taking a short trip around Yokohama on one of those bicycle taxis? You can grab a velotaxi running in the city, and can also fi nd them parked near sightseeing spots in the bayside area. The basic fare is 300 yen per person. Your fare will be determined by the length of your journey, so it is a good idea to check the price with the driver before taking a ride.

The backseat can carry two persons - take your seat and you will hear the driver ring a bell to signal the start of your journey. As there is no window on the vehicle, the air, sounds and smells of Yokohama can be sensed directly. There is no engine sound, either, and it is a very comfortable ride. The car travels along a tree-lined street in front of Yamashita Park together with automobiles, and then weaves its way through the narrow lanes of China Town. Onlookers are often curious, turning around to look at us and occasionally waving!


At Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, a brick building constructed in the early 20th century, you can enjoy shopping and dining. Osanbashi Pier offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the harbor, passenger boats and Bay Bridge, and also is the venue for various events. Minato Mirai is one of the most attractive locations. Visit Cosmo World and ride the futuristic attractions, or walk around and drop by shops selling plenty of fashionable items. Meanwhile, the Anpanman Museum is recommended for visitors with children. You can also spend some luxury time savoring the beautiful night view of Minato Mirai.

While controlling the taxi with his excellent footwork, the driver offers various guide information depending on the customers' wishes. Some drivers are able to provide guides in English.

Enjoy the summertime in Yokohama and feel the refreshing sea breeze!


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