driving

How to Drive in Hokkaido: Top Tips on Safety, Gas Stations, and Restrooms

Hokkaido (北海道) is one of the most beautiful places on earth, comprising of low population and rich flora and fauna. It has some scenic wetlands, lakes, glaciers, forests, mountains and more! The government wants to develop Hokkaido as a region that is sustainable instead of heavily industrializing it like other prefectures in the mainland, meaning…

Will This Interesting Video Help Drivers in Japan Practice Road Safety?

Recently, various deaths and injuries in relation to reckless driving have been happening in Japan. Though most drivers in Japan are careful and polite, accidents can still happen, especially when drivers are careless. In line with this, a campaign in Okayama Prefecture (岡山県) has been started through a video which highlights the importance of road…

Get Around Japan by Car With These 3 Best Car Rental Services!

Japan is well-known around the world for its fast, safe, and modern public transportation. However, using crowded trains may not always be the best idea for travelers to the Land of the Rising Sun. If you are traveling with your children or people with special needs, you may want to consider renting a car for…

2 of the Best Rent-A-Car Companies in Japan and How to Rent from Them

Driving a car in Japan has never been so easy with many rental companies offering services at a lower price for your short travels. If you have a driver’s license that is valid in Japan, the best way to have a trip is to rent a car, pick it up and go for the ride.…

Most Popular Driving Spots from Tokyo

Japan may be known for its extensive public transportation network allowing travelers to get to the many sightseeing areas the country has to offer. However, there some areas you are better off dusting off the good ole driving gloves for. Here are some recommendations for your next road trip out of Tokyo. Umihotaru dprbcn.wordpress.com/ Umihotaru…

Let’s Go For a Drive! – Driving Manners In Japan

So, you finally got your Japanese driving license! Congratulations! Maybe you even used this Japan Info article to do so! Obtaining a Japanese driving license No, go forth and drive your best drive, but be aware of the manners! Some driving habits of the locals may confuse you at first, but eventually, you will get…

How Hard is it to get a Driver’s License in Japan?

Each prefecture has its own driver’s license center and test methods, and a resident of a particular prefecture is only allowed to take the driving test in his or her respective prefecture. The passing rate at driver’s license centers is abysmally low, and most Japanese only pass on the second try. As students have to…

Obtaining a Japanese driving license

For those who do not have an international driving permit, taking a new driving license in Japan have the same steps to follow as that of a Japanese citizen. And it is quite a tedious task to get your license in hand. Being a foreigner, we have to provide the Juminhyo (Residency certificate) and the…

The A to Z’s of owning and driving a car in the Land of the Rising Sun

Japan features a very unique and special system for acquiring and using vehicles. Nagoya Night Drive Author’s photo The JDM homeland of Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Mazda and other Japanese car manufacturers feature a combination of quality cars, a strict licensing process, and no-nonsense road rules to ensure driver safety and excellent vehicle condition. 1. The…