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Tourism Taxicab Driver (expired)

Hinomaru Taxi | 日の丸交通株式会社

Hinomaru Taxi | 日の丸交通株式会社

Job ID
Tokyo, Japan
Post date
Oct 10, 2019
Automotive,Logistics / Transportation,Service Industry,Tourism / Travel / Hospitality
Tour Operator, Tour Guide,Hired Driver / Chauffeur,Other Hospitality, Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism,Other Service Related,Other Logistics, Transport, Supply Chain
Work Type
Full Time / Experienced (Non-Manager)
¥3.6M ~ ¥7.8M / Year
  • Commission Based


  • English: Conversational (preferred)
  • Japanese: Conversational (preferred)
  • Must currently reside in Japan
  • Able to legally drive in Japan


外国人 タクシー ドライバー

Taxis in Japan are known for their impeccable service. The growing influx of overseas tourism has created new demands.
With excellent public transportation in Japan, taxis are primarily used by affluent people, such as business people, retirees, and especially tourists.

Hinomaru Kotsu is one of the best-established taxi companies in Japan.
Proud of their progressive training curriculum for drivers, employee support systems, emphasis on diversity and company culture, and upward career growth for promising individuals that accept the special “seishain” (permanent employee) status that is coveted in Japan.
Hinomaru Kotsu is a company where nearly every employee began as a driver.
As a permanent 正社員 "seisain" employee, your job security is ensured by the health of the company, which is well-known for it's young, forward-thinking president. Steady work available even into an advanced age.

Having pro-actively hired Bilingual Foreigners for over a year, Hinomaru Kotsu now has a team of over 50 foreign drivers working as part of their company.
Their goal is to hire many more over the next 3-5 years, they respect the potential of intelligent and capable foreign talent.

Taxi driving is great-paying work for people who love to control their own schedule, control your income, enjoy extended holidays, meet many people (usually foreign tourists at first), or just work alone for awhile.
4 weeks+ of paid training, with emphasis on Tokyo geography, company systems, on-the-road training with an instructor, also a challenging (Japanese language only) commercial driver’s license (with a written test). But other foreign drivers with experienced instructors help show the way.

*Work Hours*
Because shifts can be long (480-minutes -- 8 hours), safety policy requires lengthy 180-min breaks.
After one full shift of work, there is one or two days off to rest. (1 week has more days resting than working)
Weekends are common, and at your discretion to choose from (decide your income and life balance)
Drivers enjoy freedom to take lengthy breaks. Additional breaks if needed are often at your discretion.

Annual income for our Drivers has exceeded 7,800,000 yen!
Foreign driver’s current average monthly income is ¥450,000!!
-During the 4 week (1 month) training period, ¥12,000 is paid daily. (¥300,000/mo)
-After deployment, earn your commission from the ¥300,000 monthly base salary.

233 days off a year! (That’s more days off than days working!)
Only 11-12 shifts per month.
Take two consecutive days off per week.
Take four consecutive days off upto twice a month!
Taking 30-days+ of consecutive vacation to travel and visit family abroad is common

JLPT N3 or equivalent Japanese ability is required.
In order to be a taxi driver in Tokyo:
· Type II Driver's License Examination
· Geography · Legal · Company System Exams
All carried out only in Japanese. (But with 2 years+ experience onboarding foreign drivers)

Bilingual candidates familiar with Japan:
・Having graduated / studied at a Japanese University or raised in Japan.
・Possessing JLPT N1 - N2 certification, or a BJT score of 480 or more.
・Those who enjoy driving precisely maintained automobiles (often new).

Without a JLPT or BJT certification will be required to take a Japanese language exam in the interview with our friendly team. For all candidates, a simple driving test is also required.

Join our respected company embracing the future driversity of Japan by placing value and trust on your skills and potential. Become a 正社員 employee and secure a high-earning career, and mature into other roles within this ever-evolving 28-year industry leader of personal transportation in Japan.

Come give it a click!


Last modified on November 11, 2019

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