I just got back from a trip to Ireland yesterday and was as always impressed by the cheap and extremely courteous service I received from MK Taxis. Just for getting around town, MK taxis provide the best and cheapest service available. When hailing a taxi, just look out for the heart shaped logo atop the car. Or call them on 075-778-4141.
When travelling to and from Kansai airport, booking a seat on the Skygate shuttle service, is the best and most convenient way to go. Certainly arriving all jet-lagged and bedraggled after a 15 hour journey, it’s a welcome relief to see the MK taxi driver waiting for you at the arrivals gate and knowing that you will be safely delivered to your door. Outward journeys pick you up from your home along with other passengers and take around two hours. And the charge for one person travelling from Kyoto (with one large bag) is a mere ￥3,500. You will be charged ￥1,000 for extra baggage but hand luggage is free. Call here: 075-778-5489 (8:00a.m. to 9:00p.m.) or make a reservation at this link: Skygate reservations. And don’t forget to book it at least two days prior to your departure.
MK Taxis also provide sightseeing tours with an English speaking driver which I don’t know a great deal about (too pricey for me) but you can read all about it at the last link. As they say on the website:
Be enjoyed beautiful and traditional Kyoto！