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Article: Driving In Japan - A Few Tips For Expats

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Article: Driving In Japan - A Few Tips For Expats

Post Posted: Fri May 09, 2014 2:42 pm

Public transport in Japan’s cities is known to be quite good, and many who live in or visit the country prefer to opt out of driving. However, the rural areas are not too well connected, and if you need to travel beyond the major cities, it may become necessary to have your own vehicle.

The roads and highways in urban areas can be quite chaotic, and expats should exercise caution when driving here. Another common complaint is that many of the roads are rather narrow, posing a challenge for inexperienced drivers. Here are few tips to help you get used to driving in Japan...

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Post Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 7:22 pm

Chaotic as in busy, yes. The only complaint I would have about the driving habits of the Japanese, is "quick parking" on the sides of roads. Happens all the time, which is why often only one lane is really being used. Irritating, but other than that.. Japan is a safe and great place to drive. Cars come in handy, you can have a lot of adventures going to far away hot springs and what not!

 

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