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IDP is essential when driving abroad

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International Driving Permit (IDP), regulated by the United Nations, certifies that you are the holder of a valid driver's license in your country of origin.

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Your IDP is a valid form of identification in more than 150 countries worldwide and contains your name, photo and driver information in the 12 most widely spoken languages in the world.

How to get your IDP

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Driving Rules in Japan

Visit Japan; the Land of the Rising Sun. Discover the rich heritage, delicious cuisine and mind-blowing scenery Japan has to offer. Driving in Japan is a treat on its own! Be sure to read several rules to maximize your stay.

Important Reminders:

  • Drive on the left side of the road.
  • The minimum age to drive a car is 18 years old. The minimum age to rent a car is 21 years old.
  • Seat belt is a must.
  • Hands-free is a must. Keep your phone away unless it is hands-free.
  • Drinking and driving is not tolerated. Japan has very strict rules for drunk driving
  • The speed limit is 30 km/h on urban areas, 80 km/h on rural roads and 100 km/h on motorways.
  • Be sure to have an early warning device in your car.
  • Japan is one of the best places to drive as a tourist.

Driving in the Winter

Driving in Japan in winter is challenging. Be sure to prepare before heading out. Put on winter tires in all wheels. Keep emergency kits in your car at all time.

Enjoy your stay.

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