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Driving in Japan

Posted By on Jul 28, 2015


IMG_0432When visiting Japan, visitors tend to rely on public transportation to get around.  Tour groups are available for those worried about scheduling and getting lost. However, those who are more adventurous can be freed from group itineraries to explore in a leisurely manner. While Tokyo can be explored mostly by foot and train, buses and taxis are alternate options.
When traveling outside metropolitan areas, sometimes public transport options are inconvenient or inaccessible. For these reasons, it is a good idea to pick up an international license before traveling to Japan.


A simple process, getting an international license is affordable and quick and opens up access to many more destinations thought out japan. Although the thought of driving on the opposite side can be intimidating to many, there is not much to worry about. The driver is always on the inside of the road, which allows him or her to use the middle line as guidance. With streams of traffic, it is easy to follow others.IMG_0442

Leaning signage is incredibly important. Ignorance of traffic laws is a not a viable excuse should an accident occur. Be sure to familiarize yourself with traffic signs and laws. There are many great resources online for driving in Japan.
Having an international license on hand will allow visitors to drive coastal roads, explore rural towns, and drive around many of Japan’s smaller islands. It is an invaluable resource to those who wish to see more sights off the beaten path. Once on the road, you’ll be glad you had the courage to try.


[posted by Nadia]


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