What are all these taxis doing with their trunk lids raised? Fuelling up before starting their work day.
Almost all taxis in Tokyo run on LPG instead of gasoline, and they have the tanks in their trunks. This severely limits the amount of passenger baggage they can carry. If you're headed to the airport and need lots of room, call a cab company and ask them to send a wagon taxi for you.
Recently, due to heavy pressure from Tokyo's Governor, more and more service vehicles in Tokyo are switching from diesel to cleaner burning LPG. Stiff new punitive taxes face those who can't or won't make the change.

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