A thorough guide to get a driving license - How to get your Japanese scooter driving license from scratch
Holding a driving license can be one of the tools for foreign residents to improve their lifestyle in Japan. On this article of YOLO NEWS we will share some information on how to get a driver’s license for small motorbikes (50cc displacement or less). This will be helpful for those who are considering getting a driver’s license.
■How you can get a scooter driving license the same way as Japanese people do
Those who hold a license issued in other countries must know they cannot use it in Japan. Driving in Japan, without first obtaining a license or switching your license to a valid one, is against the law. If you want to drive a scooter, be sure to get your license first.
In this article, we will explain how you can obtain a driving license for scooters in Japan.
※If you hold a valid driving license, you have some different options. Check this other YOLO NEWS.
The steps to get a scooter license in Japan are the following:
・A practical course: Study about how to drive a scooter
・A theoretical course: Study about traffic rules in Japan
・Exams: After the courses, take the final exam. Upon passing you get the license