View Full Version : Actually learning to drive in Japan

July 13th, 2014, 02:04
I see that there's a massive thread on passing tests to convert licenses, but in my case I don't have a license anywhere, and I'm already in Japan, so I can't pass a test in my homeland before I get here.

How much of an expensive, time consuming and soul-crushing ordeal is it going to be to learn how to drive here?

I'd put my Japanese ability as good enough to sign up for a school but not enough to actually sit tests in Japanese.

July 13th, 2014, 02:46
5k-10k US and a few weeks should do it. Very easy. You should pass no problem.

If you don't go through a driving school good luck.

July 13th, 2014, 09:05
Is it really that much now? Last I heard it was around 3k USD.

July 13th, 2014, 14:19
It's still 3k

July 14th, 2014, 08:12
3k is the minimum. If you take longer than a month, then it'll cost more.

July 14th, 2014, 08:35
Local driving school in Tohoku - special rate - 3万 for special test prep class (1hr.) Full course (20+ classroom hours and test prep) 30万.