We came to Japan with International Drivers Licenses but are legally required to get Japanese licenses within a couple of months, if staying for an extended time. We had been putting off getting them because we understood it was very hard and very expensive. After gathering up all of our legal papers and previous licenses we made a couple of trips to the DMV testing center about fifty minutes away from our home in another town. We found the testing and processing people to be very helpful, friendly, and kind. We are so blessed to be able to say we got our drivers licenses. Now we can focus on other things that need to be done, like learning Japanese.
The test range.
The miracle licenses.