Traffic Rules and Signs in Japan
Planning on driving a car in Japan? Here are a few things that you need to be aware of.
Driving a car whilst abroad can be daunting, but if you are armed with the proper knowledge, your driving experience will not be as overwhelming as you might think.
The list below contains traffic rules and signs in Japan that might differ from how it is in the US.
*The list is NOT comprehensive.
- Traffic lights; just like in the USA
- Cars drive on the left side of the road.
- Legal minimum age for driving is 18 years old (except Moped).
- Speed limits
|in Kilometers||in Miles|
50 to 60 km/h
|31 to 37 miles/h|
|Urban areas||40km/h||25 miles/h|
|Side streets||30km/h||19 miles/h|
|Highways||80 to 100 km/h||50 to 62 miles/h|
Most of the road signs and rules follow international standards, but the following list contains road signs and rules that are unique to Japan.
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