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All drivers are required to have a valid driving license in Japan. The details of a valid driving license are listed below. Thank you for your understanding.

1. Passport + International driving permit (Geneva convention 1949)

*International driving permit is valid for one year from the date of issue.
*International driving permit what is issued according to the Geneva Convention 1949 is valid in Japan.
*Stamp is required for B box.

2. Passport + Foreign driver's license + Japanese translation
【Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Monaco and Taiwan】

If you have driving license issued in Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Monaco and Taiwan, you need to acquire a Japanese translation of the driving license.

*If you already possess a translation license, please have the original with you. Copies are not valid.

3. Japanese driving license

International Driving Permit
(Geneva Convention 1949)
Asia Filipine, India, Thailand, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Laos, Korea, Hong Kong, Macau
Oceania New Zealand, Fiji, Australia, Papua New Guinea
Europe United Kingdom, Greece, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands, Italy, Russia, Serbia, Montenegro, Spain, Finland, Portugal, Austria, Poland, Ireland, Hungary, Romania, Iceland, Bulgaria, Malta, Albania, Luxembourg, San Marino, Vatican, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia
America USA, Canada, Peru, Cuba, Equador, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, Trinidad Tobago, Venezuela, Jamaica
Africa South Africa, Central Africa, Egypt, Ghana, Algeria, Morocco, Botswana,Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congo, Benin, Cote d'Ivoire, Lesotho,Madagascar, Malawi, Mari, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone,Togo,Tunisia, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Burkina Faso, Nigeria
Middle east Turkey, Israel, Syria, Cyprus, Jordan, Lebanon, UAE

* Notice *

The driver who have driving licenses issued in Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Monaco and Taiwan
must carry the Japanese translation of the license with your national license. Please check this website ; Japan Automobile Federation (JAF)

Driving license translation service

Driving licenses issued in Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Monaco or Taiwan must be able to simultaneously present passport, foreign driver's license and Japanese translation.

We could take care of an application for you.

What we need for application

Color copy (PDF or JPEG) of the front and back of the license.

Representation application fee : Inquiry

Please prepare clear photocopies of the front and back of the license, preferably in color, that allow the inscriptions on the license to be read clearly.

Please feel free ask us any question. Have fun on your trip!!