Driver's License

In order to drive in Japan, what procedures must be fulfilled?

If you wish to drive in Japan, you must have a valid Japanese driving license or International driving license. Your international driving license must be acquired before arriving in Japan and must be valid for 1 year from the issued date. Please be aware that some countries' licenses may not be acknowledged in Japan.
An overseas driver's license can be converted to a Japanese license if necessary conditions for exchange are met.
For further information, please refer to the following website (japanese only).


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