❶Before Leasing a Rental Car
International Driving Permit
Persons who wish to drive in Japan but are residents of another country and do not have a Japanese driver's license must have a passport and "International Driving Permit" that complies with the Geneva Convention. If you do not have your passport and International Driving Permit with you, a rental car cannot be leased to you, even if you have a reservation.
* "Convention on International Road Traffic of 1949" will be displayed on International Driving Permits issued by Geneva Convention member countries.* An International Driving Permit will be valid for one year from the date of issue. An expired permit cannot be used.* International licenses issued by the International Automobile Association (IAA)is not valid in Japan.* International driving permits of the 1968 Vienna Convention cannot be used in Japan.* Vehicles that can be driven vary depending on whether the stamp is A, B, C, D, or E.* Persons who have a driver's license from Switzerland, Germany, France, Belgium, Estonia, Monaco, or Taiwan must have their license and a Japanese translation of it. The Japanese translation must be issued by the aforementioned country's or region's embassy or consulate in Japan, or by the Japan Automobile Federation (JAF).