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.
If your driver license is from Switzerland, Germany, France, Belgium, Slovenia, Monaco and Taiwan you will need an official
translation from JAF.
We can apply for the translation for you.
Go here for more
You can arrange the translation yourself by going to one of JAF offices
in person and it
takes about 30 minutes to process.
Find the closest JAF office.
JAF does not mail the translation outside of Japan.