Latin Americans driving in Japan
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Jul 16, 2013 10:54 AM Last Post By: alanymarce
Jun 25, 2013 2:27 AM
Latin Americans driving in JapanHi, I'm Guatemalan and struggling to find info on how to get an International Driving Permit to drive in Japan. For people in places like the UK and US it's easy doing it through their own automobile associations. Apparently there's no similar associations in my country. I have contacted different consulates, but haven't got a clear answer. Has anyone experienced the same situation?
Jun 25, 2013 7:11 AM
Jun 25, 2013 9:36 AM
2I don't have personal experience but a quick search online showed this company. You could give it a try.
Jun 25, 2013 3:12 PM
Jun 27, 2013 6:05 AM
4Where are you planning on going that you need a car?
When it comes to driving over there: some points to bare in mind:
They drive on the left.
If you can't speak Japanese, road signs, SatNav, and filling up will be challenging ( petrol stations tend to have either self service machines - all in Japanese, or non-English speaking staff )
They have a lot of toll roads.
Parking - in cities - is expensive and hard to find.
Jun 27, 2013 3:20 PM
assuming from your other post you'll go for a motorbike:
Well,having your own ride changes a lot of what you will see in Japan.
But be aware, your average travel speed will be slower than in other countrys.
Travelling by motorcycle, there's a max. 50km/h no overtaking rule in almost all of Japan which gave me an average speed less than in Laos/Cambodia.
big dealer in japan:
might help you.
Jul 16, 2013 10:50 AM
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