Q: Can I use my country’s license to drive in Japan?

No, your home country driver’s license can NOT be used to drive in Japan.

To drive in Japan, you must bring a valid International Driving Permit in accordance with the 1949 Geneva Convention as well as your domestic driver’s license.

ONLY drivers from Taiwan, Germany, Switzerland, France, Monaco, Belgium must bring an authorized translation document in Japanese and the domestic driver’s license.

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Q: Can I drive a car in Japan?

You must check whether you can drive in Japan or not with your original documents on your responsibility before your rental.

Your rental car outlet has the right to judge finally whether you can drive in Japan or not.

In case staff of your outlet judges you are not eligible to drive a car in Japan upon arrival, car rental is refused.

Even in this case, cancellation charge is incurred and the paid ToCoo! option fee is not refunded.

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Q: Can I make a reservation even if I don’t have an international driving permit yet?

Yes, you can make a reservation.

Please make sure to obtain an International Driving Permit after booking is completed and bring it to Japan when you pick up the car.

If you don’t have an appropriate International Driving Permit, the car rental contract can not be completed, the reservation will be canceled.

In this case, you will be charged the cancellation fee and paid ToCoo option fee is not refunded.

For German, Swiss, French, Monaco, Taiwanese, and Belgian drivers please be sure to present a Japanese translation of your driver’s license and your original license when you pick up the car.

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Q: What kind of license do I need to drive a 10-person car?

To drive a 10-passenger car, your International Driving Permit must be stamped with a permission stamp in the drivable vehicle classification D column of the International Driving Permit under the 1949 Geneva Convention.

The license stamped with permission stamp in B column can only drive up to a 9-passenger car.

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