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Itoshima to Trial Tuk-tuk for Tourists

Itoshima City will begin a trial run of a tuk-tuk service in April as part of its efforts to boost tourism. The tuk-tuk, a three-wheeled taxi common in Southeast Asia, will be operated by iTop, a community development group composed primarily of Kyushu University students. iTop aims to give rides to 100 pairs of people during the 50-day trial period. Users can make reservations on a designated homepage. Since the vehicle is not a licensed taxi, rides will be free of charge. iTop is now accepting applications to name the tuk-tuk (thru 3/17), and the winner of the contest will get a tuk-tuk tour of Itoshima’s cafes on Apr. 5. For more information, call the Itoshima City Gakken Toshi Development Section (092-332-3064). Source: Nishinippon Shimbun 2/14

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Published: Feb 17, 2014 / Last Updated: Apr 1, 2016

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