Animated Pictograms

Fun and easy-to-understand presentation of historical culture and traditional customs that are uniquely Japanese.

  • VISIT TO TEMPLE / SHIRINE
  • BOWING
  • POUNDING RICE CAKE
  • HAILING A CAB / TAXI
  • TAKING A BATH
  • WATER ABLUTION
  • TEA CEREMONY
  • RHYTHMIC CLAPPING AT CELEBRATIONS
  • RIDING THE TRAIN

About The Project

EXPERIENCE JAPAN PICTOGRAMS were developed to provide visual support for tourists in Japan.
For more information about the objectives and design concept of the project, please click here.

Request

If you would like us to create new PICTOGRAMS for you or have other requests, please contact us here.

TAXI

タクシー[TAKUSHĪ]

A taxi, also known as a taxicab, conveys passengers between locations according to their requests and charges fares based on time and distance. Your first encounter with the Japanese spirit of omotenashi after a long flight may well be a taxi driver who greets and welcomes you to his car with automatic doors. This can be very helpful especially when your hands are tied up with luggage. The interior of the taxi is always kept neat and clean and at the right temperature. Taxi drivers in uniform are very kind and courteous. There is a famous Japanese saying, “If you are looking for a good restaurant, ask a taxi driver.” Is it true? Find out for yourself.