Osaka Unveils New Water Taxis

Osaka, Japan has come up with a unique way of encouraging tourists to visit their “water city,” via an amphibious sightseeing taxi, with crew.

City officials have been formulating the idea of incorporating water taxis for tourism purposes since 2008, and now it seems as if their dream is coming to fruition.

Amphibious cars are not a new idea, however, this type of vehicle is different in that it can run on land and in water.

The German made car is approximately 16 feet long (4.7 meters),  and can seat up to five people, including two drivers (one for land, one for water).  Top land speed is 140 kmh (87 mph), and top water speed is 15 kmh (9.3 mph).

Be prepared to pay through the nose though.  Cost of a trip is $175 for the first hour, then $78 for each thirty minutes thereafter.

Life jackets not included. [Weird Asia News]


C.S. Magor is the editor-in-chief and a reporter at large for We Interrupt and Uberreview. He currently resides in the Japanese countryside approximately two hours from Tokyo - where he has spent the better part of a decade testing his hypothesis that Japan is neither as quirky nor as interesting as others would have you believe.
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