Driver License Requirements
You must have an International Driver Permit ( IDP ) or an
official translation from JAF to drive in Japan
IMPORTANT- The documents must have been issued within 12 months
of the rental period.
Permits are available
through Motoring Associations in your home country.
Here is a list of auto clubs by country.
You must have a
current drivers license that does not expire in the time that you will
be driving in Japan and a current IDP.
Japan does not recognise an International
Drivers Permit from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Monaco,
Switzerland, Slovenia and Taiwan.
For these countries you will have to obtain a translated version of your
Translations are available from Japan
It usually only takes about 30 minutes from the time of application if you go
to one of the main offices.
Find the closest JAF office.
JAF does not mail the translation outside of Japan. We can assist you in
getting the document. Please ask.