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Driving license 2019/9/7 15:44
I plan to drive at Japan and wish to know if Malaysia driving license vaild in Japan? or what have to do to drive in Japan.
by Och7111  

Re: Driving license 2019/9/7 17:15
Type the following into google "how can malaysians drive in japan". It's the first highlighted link by maricar
by mfedley rate this post as useful

Re: Driving license 2019/9/8 04:48
by GT5 (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Driving license 2019/9/8 11:08
I'm guessing you are coming as tourist and plan to rent a car.
Then as other have said you'll need an IDP. Make a trip down to JPJ and get one.
Make sure you Malaysian driving license is valid/not expired and
also IDP must be used together with your Malaysian license.
https://forum.lowyat.net/topic/4727698

Thing will be slightly different if you are driving not as tourist but resident/staying long term.
Convert to Japanese driving license.
http://www.jaf.or.jp/e/translation/switch.htm
by @.. (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Driving license 2019/9/10 12:58
Thank you All
by Och7111 rate this post as useful

Re: Driving license 2019/9/13 23:43
Hello,

I'm going on a business trip to Japan. But I'm not sure how and where to rent a car and whether my American license is valid there. Also: are there any driving schools in Japan where you can hire an instructor for a day or two (who will be able to drive you to the places you need, but it's not actually your driver).
by JohnGraham rate this post as useful

Re: Driving license 2019/9/13 23:44
I found the English driving schools thread - https://www.japan-guide.com/forum/quereadisplay.html?0+148650 but it's locked to ask). In the USA, I found a couple of driving schools in the listing directory here https://drivingschoolnear.me/ where you can hire instructors for the so-called "private driving service".
Is it the same in Japan as in the USA?
by JohnGraham rate this post as useful

Re: Driving license 2019/9/14 00:01
You cannot drive in Japan with an American driving license.
You need to get an IDP (International Driving Permit) to drive in Japan.
Why you want to go for a Japanese driving school is still unclear, what do you exactly expect from the driving school.

There are companies in Japan you can hiring as your personal driver.
But most are focused on tours.

It is expensive but if you do not mind you can go to google and find many.
by justmyday rate this post as useful

Re: Driving license 2019/9/14 08:18
If you want a driver, irrespective of relationship, if you pay them a single yen for any service they need a class 2 (passenger carrying endorsement).
As you are from the US you need to get away from the mindset of using a car - slow, painful, expensive and a PITA.
by JapanCustomTours rate this post as useful

Re: Driving license 2019/9/14 13:06
JohnGraham,

For you to be able to drive in Japan, youfd need an international driving permit (IDP). Please be sure to get it.

Sure there are such driving ginstructorsh available, but with "instructor," youfll be the driver (the instructor will be in the passenger's seat, with an emergency brake), you will need the IDP in any case. If you want a driver to take you around, thatfs private hired car/taxi service, not an instructor.

If you are coming on a business trip, well I donft know the locations you want to get to, but you are advised to use public transportation as much as possible.
by ....... (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Driving license 2019/9/16 01:51
Many Japanese hire a taxi service for the day. You get a taxi and the driver for a 4- or 8-hour price, which varies from place to place. You also buy the driver lunch if it's a full day. It's expensive unless you have several people, but convenient and can get you to isolated areas if you don't want to drive yourself. You can hire them yourself online for the cheapest prices, but you sometimes have to know Japanese, or use a 3rd party service to book them for you such as
https://easytraveljapan.com/tour-package/tokyo
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