Driving in Japan

Driving circumstances, Driver license system, Traffic rules, etc. in Japan

Driving in Japan can be an exciting experience depending on where you plan to drive and where you live. Narrow roads, bicyclists and finding a parking spot may lead to unwanted stress. However, once you know what to do and what not to do, driving in Japan is just as easy as it is anywhere else that has a similar infrastructure.

Below we have gathered useful information for expats who plan to drive in Japan. Our articles cover topics such as how to convert your foreign license to a Japanese driver's license, how to lease a car, how to fill up gas, how to use a child car sheet, information on driving schools and car dealers that offer English-speaking services, and more.

Drivers License in Japan

Many foreigners appear to be interested in driving in Japan. The following is a list of things you need when driving in Japan and requirements to obtain a Japanese driver's license.

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How to Switch your Driver's License to a Japanese License

Are you wondering how to convert your foreign driver's license to a Japanese one? Depending on the country or region, you may be exempt from the written or practical exams. The following is a summary of the documents which are required and the exams which you may need to take in order to obtain a Ja…

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Traffic Rules in Japan

One of the things you will soon realize in Japan is that most people, even high-level executives, take public transport - mainly the JR train networks or underground metro, as well as buses. This is because it is the trains are often faster and more convenient. This is especially true if you are pl…

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Tokyo Chauffeurs are Your Personal Guide to the City

While public transport in Tokyo is convenient and affordable, there are times when you need the personal space and time for composure before arriving at your destination. One way to arrive fresh and fully prepared is by using a chauffeur. There are many expat-friendly chauffeur services availabl…

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