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English-Speaking Driving Schools in Tokyo

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If you are unfamiliar with Japanese driving rules or are otherwise unable to pass the practical driving test, you may want to attend one of the many driving schools in Tokyo.If you would like to know how to convert your foreign license to a Japanese one, please read How to Switch your Driver's License to a Japanese License.

Tokyo driving schools that offer English-speaking services

There are several that offer English language instruction, which are detailed below.

Asahi Paper Driving School

Asahi Paper Driving School offers services in English for switching from a foreign license to a Japanese license, practice driving in Japan, and also provides support (training) for those who are about to obtain a Japanese driver's license. All services are provided in English. Contact them for more information.

Double OO Drive

Double OO Drive provides instructions in English, located in Senzoku, Meguro-ku.

EDS International Driving School

EDS International Driving School offers lessons in English, conversion, practical exam tips & checkpoints etc. Located in Itabashi-ku.

FCA Driving School

FCA Driving School offers driving instruction in English, Chinese, and Korean. They have a 96.8% pass rate for driver’s licenses so you can have confidence that they will be able to assist you with acquiring your license.

Kiki Driving School

Kiki Driving School has staff dedicated to helping you get your Japanese license, whether you are exchanging your home license for a Japanese one or applying for one as a new driver. They offer instruction at the actual driving exam centers so you will be prepared for the exact test you will take to get your license.

Koyama Driving School

Koyama Driving School supports students from registration through the receipt of a driver’s license. They are registered with the Public Safety Commission. As such, if you graduate from their driving school, they will issue you a diploma that exempts you from needing to take the driving test at the licensing center when you go to apply for your license.

Musashisakai Driving School

Musashisakai Driving School offers instructions in English as well. Located in Musashino-shi.

Ogikubo Driving School

Ogikubo Driving School provides foreign license conversion lessons and other instructions in English.

Tokyo Driving School

Tokyo Driving School provides driving instructions in English, located near Otemachi.

Driver's License Offices in Tokyo

At Koto Center, application can be made only by those who have a driver’s license issued in a country or region listed in this page as being exempt from the written and practical driving tests.

Samezu Driver's License Testing and Issuing Center

Address: 1-12-5 Higashi-Oi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
English Tel. Line: 03-5463-6000

Fuchu Driver’s License Testing and Issuing Center

Address: 3-1-1 Tama-Cho, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo
English Tel. Line: 042-334-6000

Koto Driver’s License Testing and Issuing Center

Address: 1-7-24 Shinsuna, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Tel. Line: 03-3699-1151