Driving rental car guide in Japan
How to drive in Japan?
Are you worried about driving in Japan?
Here we will introduce the necessary means for driving in Japan.
International Driving Permit(IDP) and Passprt
How to get Inter national Driving Permit?
In case of US
If you prepare the following three items, you can get an IDP on the same day for $20.
- ・American driver's license (with more than 6 months of expiration date remaining)
- ・AAA (American Automobile Association) membership card
- ・2 passport size photos
Visit your nearest AAA office.
Check on AAAweb site:?https://www.aaa.com/office/locations/?office=CRCAIDP
Fill out the application form. You can also take photos here for $8.
IDPs will be issued within 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on how crowded it is.
Please check the AAA website for the latest detailed information.
In case of Australia
IDP can be obtained using the same procedure. Applications can also be made on the website.
Please check the AAA (Australia Automobile Association) website for detail information
In case of Canada
IDP can be obtained using the same procedure. It is also possible to apply by mail. Fees and application formats vary by province, so please check the CAA (Canada Automobile Association) website.
In case of EU
If your country is a member of the Geneva Convention, you can obtain a valid driver's license in Japan through the same simple procedure.
In case of Singapore
In case of Hongkong
IDP can be obtained using the same procedure.
Please check the hong kong government website for detail information.
Foreign driving license and Japanese
Translation by authorized organization
In Switzerland, Germany, France, Belgium, Monaco, Estonia, and Taiwan, you can drive with an official Japanese translation of your license.