How to Drive In JAPAN
Driving in Japan is not difficult.
Comparatively,Japanese driver's have a good manner.
But,the big cities as Tokyo or Osaka is very crowded.
"JYUTAI"(traffic-jam) occur Everyday.
Sometimes,It takes 3hours to drive through "JYUTAI" about 20km.
if you would like to go the suburbs or rural destrict,recommend to drive.
- Difference from U.S.
- KEEP TO THE LEFT
The most differencial point in car driving system between Japan and U.S.,
which is "keep to the left" and "right hand driving".
- RED SIGNAL
All traffic must stop.
But "A GREEN ARROW"signal means as a green light for the indicated direction.
- GREEN SIGNAL
If you may turn right,yield to all coming traffic(ex:Yield to the going straight car on opposite side lane and pedestrian).
- THE PRINCIPAL TRAFFIC SIGNS
You must always bring your vehicle to complete stop and yield to all other traffic before proceeding.
And check other traffic.
- SPEED LIMIT SIGN
It shows maximum speed limit(unit:Km/h).
You must not drive faster than the indicated speed limits.
If police find out over speed car,it will fine about 10,000yen!
- NO PARKING SIGN
this signs restrict parking.
if the vehicles stop over 5 minutes,it reconize as a parking.
the penalty fee is very expensive!!
- DIRECTION CONTROL SIGN
You must go the indicated direction.
In this case,you may go straight or turn left.
- ONE WAY SIGN
you must go the arrow direction.
- DO NOT ENTER(WRONG-WAY) SIGN
This means don't enter.this posted at oneway exit.
- NO U TURN SIGN
- DO NOT PASS SIGN
- STOP TRAFFIC SIGN
The street posting this sign is blocked.there is the reason as weather bad conditon, under constraction and so on.
- TEST AND ANSWER
COMPLEMENTS(HIGHWAY SYSTEM,ABOUT GAS,TACIT CONSENT)
JNTO(JAPAN NATIONAL TOURIST ORGNIZATION HOME PAGE)This page is for all traveller to Japan
Japan Biker F.A.Q. This page is for Biker,very understandable.
I'm sorry for not good at English description.
if you have any question,please send me E-mail.