By entering a driving school

Obtain a license by entering a designated driving school and taking the lessons needed to acquire driving skills and accumulate driving knowledge.
Most driving schools offer driving lessons and classes only in Japanese.

1.Enter a designated driving school

please bring
(1) Alien registration card or Residence card.  
(2) JUMINHYO(Z[)Awhich includes your nationality, residence card number, and expiration date of the period of stay.  
  a. For those who will register for the motorcycle course and already has a Japanese driverfs license, do not need the JUMINHYO.
  b. Please print out the bottom link and take it with you when requesting for your JUMINHYO at the city hall.

Necessary info. for JUMINHYO

(3) Your personal seal (signatures are also accepted).  
(4) Necessary fee for registration.  
(5) Japanese driverfs license (if obtained).  
(6) Wear glasses or contact lenses if necessary, for the eyesight check.  
(1) Identification (passport, insurance carduNی؁v,student ID etc.)  
(2) JUMINHYO({ГZ[), which includes your legal domicile.  
  a. For those will register for the motorcycle course and already has a Japanese driverfs license, do not need the JUMINHYO.
  b. Please print out the bottom link and take it with you when requesting for your JUMINHYO at the city hall.

Necessary info. for JUMINHYO

(3) Your personal seal (signatures are also accepted).  
(4) Necessary fee for registration.  
(5) Japanese driverfs license (if obtained).  
(6) Wear glasses or contact lenses if necessary, for the eyesight check.  

Please give us a phone call and make an appointment for registration before you come to school.

Futakotamagawa school03-5716-5888
Shakujii school03-5372-0024
Akitsu school042-396-9540
Tsunashima school045-532-2855
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Foreigners all over Japan are using textbooks originally developed and published in English.

To obtain a regular motor vehicle license

Entry conditions

Curriculum

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People taking our English courses tend to ask lots of questions to our instructors during classroom lessons, which makes the atmosphere more friendly.

License
already obtained
  1st step 2nd step
Lectures Skills Lectures Skills
None AT Aptitude test & 10 lessons 12h 16 lessons 19h
MT 15h
Motorcycle AT Aptitude test 10h 2 lessons 19h
MT 13h

To obtain a motorcycle license

Determine which type of motorcycle license to obtain.

The following types of motorcycle licenses are available in Japan.
Large-sized motorcycle ... Unlimited
Middle-sized motorcycle ... 400 cc or smaller
Small-sized motorcycle ... 125 cc or small

Entry conditions

Curriculum

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Large motorcycle

Lecense
to be obtained
License
already obtained
Lectures Skills
Large-sized motorcycle MT Middle-sized motorcycle 1 Aptitude test 12
Middle-sized motorcycle AT 16
Middle-sized motorcycle AT Regular motor vehicle 1 Aptitude test 13
None 26 15
MT Regular motor vehicle 1 Aptitude test 17
None 26 19
Small-sized motorcycle AT Regular motor vehicle 1 Aptitude test 8
None 26 9
MT Regular motor vehicle 1 Aptitude test 10
None 26 12

2.Receive a diploma

Once you pass the graduation test, a diploma will be issued. The diploma is valid for one year from the date of issue.

3.Take your diploma and go to the license center

Take your diploma and go to the license center of the designated prefecture in which your JUMINHYO address is currently registered.

(1) Aptitude test
Take the eyesight, color recognition and hearing tests.
(2) Written test.

The test will be 95 questions. You need to score over 90 out of 100 points.(true or false test)
This is not required if you already have a Japanese license.(except: moped license)