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Application at the Driver's License Center

What are the requirements?


Please prepare and bring the following documents/items before applying:

  • Residence Card (Zairyu card)

  • Residence Certificate (Jyuminhyou) - from City Hall, a record of legal domicile without the "My Number" record - especially in Stage 1 (Learner's Permit)

  • Photo size of 3 cm x 2.4 cm: 3 pieces

  • Inkan (Personal Seal), if available

  • Driver's License, if applicable

  • Eyeglasses or contact lens, if applicable.

  • Driver's license, if applicable i.e. old, expired

  • Pencil. pen and eraser

  • Payment

Qualifications (Regular Motor Vehicle)

What are the qualifications?

  • 18 years old or older

  • The address of residence should match the location of the driver's license center.

  • Visual acuity of 0.7 or more for both eyes and 0.3 or more for each eye. If the eyesight of one eye is less than 0.3 or the eyesight of one eye is not visible, the visual field of the other eye must be 150 degrees left or right and the eyesight must be 0.7 or more.

  • Can recognize "Red", "Yellow" and "Green" (Blue) colors. 

  • To those who have received cancellations in the past (excluding initial cancellations) will be required to attend the cancellation courses within one year prior to the examination and to take the examination only after the disqualification period has passed.

Other Fees at the Driver's License Center
"List of other expenses in addition to driving education"
Aptitude / Written Exam
Practical Exam (First Try)
Issuance Fee
Learner's Permit (仮免許)
¥ 2,900
¥ 1,450
¥ 1,150
¥ 5,500
Driver's License (本免許)
¥ 2,550
¥ 800
¥ 2,050
¥ 5,400
Specified Course (特定教習)
- 7 hours seminar -
- 7 hours seminar -
- 7 hours seminar -
¥ 16,200 ~
Written Exam and Practical Exam Tips
List of Japan Driver's License Center
Address (Click for Google Map)
Learner's Permit Written Exam(Reception)
Driver's License Written Exam(Reception)
Fuchu Driver's License Center (Reservation needed - Click this)
〒183-0002 Tokyo, Fuchu, Tamachō, 3-chōme−1−1
Mon-Fri (08:30AM - 09:15AM & 09:30AM - 11:40AM)
Mon-Fri (08:30AM - 09:15AM & 09:30AM - 11:40AM)
Samezu Driver's License Center ((Reservation needed - Click this)
〒140-0011 Tokyo, Shinagawa City, Higashioi 1-12-5
Mon-Fri (08:30AM - 09:15AM & 09:30AM - 11:40AM)
Mon-Fri (08:30AM - 09:15AM & 09:30AM - 11:40AM)
Kounosu Driver's License Center
〒365-8501 Saitama, Konosu, 405-4
Mon-Fri (08:30AM - 09:15AM)
Mon-Fri (08:30AM - 09:15AM)
Makuhari Driver's License Center
〒261-0025 Chiba, Mihama Ward, Hamada, 2 Chome−1
Mon-Fri (08:30AM - 09:00AM)
Mon-Fri (08:30AM - 09:00AM)
Kanagawa Prefectural Police Drivers' License Center
〒241-0815 Kanagawa, Yokohama, Asahi Ward, Nakao 1-1-1
Mon-Fri (01:00PM - 1:30PM)
Mon-Fri (01:00PM - 1:30PM)
Mito Ibaraki Prefecture Driver’s License Center
〒311-3197 Ibaraki, Higashiibaraki District, Ibaraki, Nagaoka 3783-3
Mon-Tue-Fri (09:00AM - 10:00AM)
Tue & Wed (09:00AM - 10:00AM)
Gunma Prefectural General Traffic Center
〒371-0846 Gunma, Maebashi, Motosojamachi 80-4
Mon-Fri (08:30AM - 09:30AM)
Mon-Fri (08:30AM - 09:30AM)
Tochigi Driver's License Center
〒322-0017 Tochigi, Kanuma, Shimoishikawa 681
Mon-Fri (08:30AM - 09:30AM)
Mon-Fri (08:30AM - 09:30AM)
Yamanashi General Traffic Center
〒400-0202 Yamanashi, Minami-Alps, Shimotakasuna 825
Mon & Wed (08:30AM - 09:00AM)
Tue & Thu (08:30AM - 09:00AM)
Chuu-nanshin Driver's License Center
〒399-6461 Nagano, Shiojiri, Soga, 桔梗ケ原73−116
Tue-Fri (08:30AM - 09:00AM)
Tue-Fri (08:30AM - 09:00AM)
Chubu Driver's License Center
〒420-0949 Shizuoka, Aoi Ward, Yoichi 6-16-1
Tue & Thu (Morning)
Tue & Thu (Morning)
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