DRIVING IN JAPAN AND PASSING THE DRIVER'S TEST

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Appendix D
List of
Prefectural Driving Centers

Driving Centers are under the jurisdiction of the Prefectural Police therefore information and procedures can almost always be found on the Prefectural Police homepage in each prefecture. Unfortunately, this information is usually only in Japanese. This list (researched summer 2004) is as accurate as possible, but it is subject to change.

The address of all test sites is given both in Japanese and English. The maps are links to Japanese websites unless otherwise indicated. If an English site was found, that url is included as well.

NOTE: If you already have a Japanese license and just need to get it renewed, you have a lot more options, including prefectural police offices. Also, if you are getting a Japanese license from scratch, you will usually have a few more licensing centers open to you. But for foreigners switching licenses over (like most of us) there is often only one or two places per prefecture it can be done.

If you do not know Japanese and are trying to read the maps, look for ^]ƋZ ^[ (Driver's License Center) or whatever the name of the place is (the first group of kanji in the address) to find it on the map.

PREF. ADDRESS and MAP TELEPHONE
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Aichi
m^]Ƌ 468-8513 ÉsVVj2845
Driver License Testing Site 2845 Hirabari Kuroishi Tenpaku-cho Tenpaku-ku Nagoya
052-801-3211
O͉^]ƋZ^[ 442-0067 Ls2-7
Higashimikawa River Driver License Center 2-7 Kanayanishi-machi Toyokawa
053-385-7181
maps http://www.pref.aichi.jp/police/menkyo/701.html
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Akita
Hc^]ƋZ^[010-1607 HcsVl12-1
Akita Driver License Center 12-1 Hama-machi Araya-minami Akita
018-824-3738
018-863-1111
map (English) http://www.akita-kenkei.net/kenkei/top/e-menkyo1.html
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Aomori
X^]ƋZ^[038-0031 XsOێR198-4
Driver License Center (2nd Floor) 198-4 Maruyama Sannai Aomori
017-782-0081
map http://www.police.pref.aomori.jp/koutsubu/menkyo/menkyocenter.htm
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Chiba
t^]ƋZ^[ 261-8560@tsllc2-1
Chiba Driver License Center 2-1 Hamada Mihama-ku Chiba
(You cannot use the license center in Nagareyama.)
043-274-2000
map (top one) http://www.police.pref.chiba.jp/license/center/#center1
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Ehime
Q^]ƋZ^[ 799-2661 Rs1163-7
Ehime Driver's License Center 1163-7 Katsuoka-cho Matsuyama
089-934-0110
map http://www.police.pref.ehime.jp/menkyokanri/annai.htm
English page: http://www.town.ikata.ehime.jp/wiki/index.php/Getting_your_Japanese_driver%27s_license

Fukui
䌧^]ҋZ^[919-0476@t]j58-10
Fukui Driver Education Center Harue-cho
077-651-2820
map http://www.pref.fukui.jp/kenkei/kotubu/menkyo/menkyo/harue.htm
䌧z^]ҋZ^[ 912-0011 sV݉32-1-4
Fukui Okuetsu Driver Education Center Ono
077-966-7700
䌧O^]ҋZ^[ 915-0891 s]c2qc1-1
Fukui Tannan Driver Education Center 2-1-1 Haguri-cho Takefu
077-821-3613
map http://www.pref.fukui.jp/kenkei/kotubu/menkyo/menkyo/tannan.htm
䌧^]ҋZ^[ 919-1323 OSOq1-51
Fukui Reinan Driver Education Center 1-51 Mikata-cho Mikata-gun
077-045-2121
map http://www.pref.fukui.jp/kenkei/kotubu/menkyo/menkyo/reinan.htm

Fukuoka
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Fukuoka Automobile Driver's License Examination Site 4-7-1 Hanahata Minami-ku Fukuoka
092-565-5010 (license inquiry)
092-565-5109 (test inquiry)
map http://www.police.pref.fukuoka.jp/tetsuzuki/untenmenkyo/fukuoka.html
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Kitakyushu Automobile Driver's License Examination Site 2-4-1 Hinode-machi Kokuraminami-ku Kitakyushu
093-961-4804
map http://www.police.pref.fukuoka.jp/tetsuzuki/untenmenkyo/kitakyu.html
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Chikugo Automobile Driver's License Examination Site 1135-2 Oaza-Hisatomi Chikugo
0942-53-5208
map http://www.police.pref.fukuoka.jp/tetsuzuki/untenmenkyo/chikugo.html
}Lԉ^]Ƌ 820-0115 ÕS厚mێ23-21
Chikuho Automobile Driver's License Examination Site 23-21 Aza-Tateishi, Oaza-Niho Shonai-machi, Kaho-gun
094-882-0160
map http://www.police.pref.fukuoka.jp/tetsuzuki/untenmenkyo/chikuhou.html

Fukushima
^]ƋZ^[960-2261 s⎚匴1-1
Fukushima Driver License Center 1-1 Machiniwasaka Fukushima
(You cannot use the Koriyama test site)
024-591-4372
map (top one) http://www.police.pref.fukushima.jp/koutu/menkyo/m_9.html

Gifu
򕌉^]ҍuKZ^[502-0003 򕌎sOc1-22-8
Gifu Driver's Training Center 1-22-8 Higashi Mitabora Gifu
058-237-3331
058-237-3376x314
English page: http://www.pref.gifu.lg.jp/pref/s18892/an_menkyo/gaimen.e.htm
map http://www.pref.gifu.lg.jp/pref/s18892/an_menkyo/gifu.htm
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Gunma
Qn ʃZ^[371-0846 OsВ80-4
Gunma Prefectural Traffic Center 80-4 Motosoja-machi Maebashi
027-252-1010
027-253-9300
English page: http://www.city.takasaki.gunma.jp/English/TakasakiNews/Driving.html
map http://www.police.pref.gunma.jp/koutuubu/04menkyo/sougou-annaizu.htm
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Hiroshima
L^]ƋZ^[@731-5198 LsΓ311
Hiroshima Prefectural Driver's License Center 3-1-1 Ishiuchi-minami Saiki-ku Hiroshima 731-5198
(You cannot use the centers in Fukuyama or Miyoshi)
082-228-0110
map http://www.police.pref.hiroshima.jp/060/menkyote.html
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Hokkaido
Dy^]Ƌ Dys揌541-1
Sapporo Driver's License Examination Office 1-1, Akebono 5-jo, 4-chome, Teine-ku, Sapporo 006-0835
011-683-5770
map http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.jp/guide/menkyo/map/sapporo_map.html
ى^]Ƌ َsΐ쒬149Ԓn23
Hakodate Driver's License Examination Office 149-23, Ishikawa-cho, Hakodate 041-0802
013-846-2007
map http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.jp/guide/menkyo/map/hakodate_map.html
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Asahikawa Driver's License Examination Office 2699-5., Chikabumi-cho, 17-chome, Asahikawa 070-0821
016-651-2489
map http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.jp/guide/menkyo/map/asahikawa_map.html
H^]Ƌ Hsyіk1158
Kushiro Driver's License Examination Office 15-8, Otanoshike Kita 1-chome, Kushiro 084-0918
015-457-5913
map http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.jp/guide/menkyo/map/kushiro_map.html
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Obihiro Driver's License Examination Office 1-2, Nishi 19-jo, Kita 2-chome, Obihiro 080-2459
015-533-2470
map http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.jp/guide/menkyo/map/obihiro_map.html
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Kitami Driver's License Examination Office 141-1, Taisho, Kitami 090-0008
015-736-7700
map http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.jp/guide/menkyo/map/kitami_map.html

Hyogo
Ή^]Ƌ Ύs׎R1649
Akashi Driver's License Examination Office 1649-2 Niyama-cho Akashi
078-912-1628
map (top one) http://www.police.pref.hyogo.jp/tetuduki/unten/map/index.htm

Ibaraki
錧^]ƋZ^[311-3197 錧S钬厚3783Ԓn3
Ibaraki Driver's License Center 3783-3 Nagaoka Ibaraki-machi Higashi Ibaraki-gun
029-293-8811
English site: http://www.pref.ibaraki.jp/kenkei/english/e_menu.htm
map http://www.pref.ibaraki.jp/kenkei/menkyo/centermap.htm
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Ishikawa
ԉ^]ƋZ^[ 920-0209 sܒQڂPԒn
Ishikawa Driver's License Center 2-1 Higashi Kagatsume-machi Kanazawa
076-238-5901
English site: http://www.police.kanazawa.ishikawa.jp/koutu_bu/menkyo/menkyo/license.htm
map http://www.police.kanazawa.ishikawa.jp/koutu_bu/menkyo/menkyo/annai.htm

Iwate
^]ƋZ^[ 028-4134 茧SʎR厚c183
Iwate Driver's License Center 183 Iwate-gun Tamayama-mura Ooazage Denji Nakahira
019-683-1251
map (top one) http://www.pref.iwate.jp/~hp0802/oshirase/menkyo/main.htm

Kagawa
쌧^]ƋZ^[ 761-8031 s587Ԓn138
Kagawa Driver's License Center 587-138 Goto-cho Takamatsu
087-881-7615
087-833-0110
map (top one) http://www.pref.kagawa.jp/police/menkyo/tetsuzuki/map.htm

Kagoshima
^]Ƌ 899-5421 njSǒݓc3937Ԓn
Kagoshima Driver's License Examination Center 3937 Aira-gun Aira-cho Higashi Mochida
099-565-2295
map http://www.pref.kagoshima.jp/police/menkyoshiken_021.htm

Kanagawa
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Kanagawa Driver's License Examination Center 2-3-1 Nakao Asahi-ku Yokohama
045-365-3111
map http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/mes/mes83001.htm
English page: http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/eng/e_mes/eng83013.htm
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Kochi
m^]ƋZ^[ 781-2120 Sɖ쒬}200
Kochi Driver's License Center 200 Agawa-gun Ino-cho Edakawa
088-893-1221
map http://www.i-kochi.or.jp/hp/kenkei/menkyo/c_menmap.htm
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Kumamoto
F{^]ƋZ^[ 869-1107 erSez厚h2655
Kumamoto Driver's License Center 2655 Oarakazagawa Kikuyo-machi Kikuchi-gun
096-233-0116
map http://www.police.pref.kumamoto.jp/detail.do?news_id=386
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Kyoto
s{^]Ƌ ssHtÐ쒬647
Kyoto Driver's License Test Site 647 Furukawa-cho Hazuka-shi Fushimi-ku Kyoto 612-8486
075-631 5181
map http://www.pref.kyoto.jp/fukei/menkyo/shomu/access/index.html
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Mie
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Mie Prefecture Driver's License Center 2566 Tarumi Tsu 514-0821
059-229-1212
map http://www.police.pref.mie.jp/info/anzen/02_menkyo/09_center.html
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Miyagi
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Miyagi Driver License Center 65 Ichinazaka Aza Takakura, Izumi-ku 981-3117
(It doesn't appear that the other three centers can be used)
022-373-3601
map http://www.police.pref.miyagi.jp/menkyo/annai/annai_ken.html
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Miyazaki
{^]Ƌ {sg򌴒Ol4276 - 5
Miyazaki Driver's License Testing Site 4276-5 Gahara-cho Awaki Miyazaki
(Those not taking the practical test can use the other 2 centers)
098-531-0110
map http://www.pref.miyazaki.lg.jp/police/license/index.htm

Nagano
kM^]ƋZ^[ s쒆704-2
Northeast Driver's License Center 704-2 Hara Kawanakajima-machi Nagano
026-292-2345
map (top) http://www.pref.nagano.jp/police/koutsu/menkyo/ancent.htm
M^]ƋZ^[ Ks厚@ꎚj[73-116
Central Driver's License Center 73-116 Oaza Soga, Shiojiri
026-353-6611
map (bottom) http://www.pref.nagano.jp/police/koutsu/menkyo/ancent.htm

Nagasaki
茧^]Ƌ 856-0817 呺sÉ꓇533-5
Nagasaki Driver's License Testing Site 533-5 Kogashima-machi Omura
095-753-2128
map http://www.npp-unet.ocn.ne.jp/a45shikenjyo/newannnai/annnai.html
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Nara
ޗnj^]ƋZ^[ 634-0007 s{120-3
Nara Driver's License Center 120-3 Kuzumoto-cho Kashihara
074-425-5224
074-422-5541
English page http://www.pref.nara.jp/silk/icd/h_english/index.html
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Niigata
V^]ƋZ^[957-0193 kSĒ`VڂPԒnP
Niigata Driving License Center 7-1-1 Higashi-ko Seiro Kita-kanbara-gun
025-256-1212
map http://www.police.pref.niigata.jp/menkyo/senta.html

Oita
啪ԉ^]Ƌ 870-0877 啪s厚`G1125-1
Oita Vehicle Licensing Test Site 1-3-1 Kaku Minami Oita
097-536-2131
Brief English page http://www.pref.oita.jp/keisatu/menkyo/
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Okayama
R^]ƋZ^[@@709-2116 RÌSÒ厚R444-3
Okayama Driver's License Center 444-3 Mitsu-gun Mitsu-cho Nakayama
086-724-2200
map http://www.pref.okayama.jp/kenkei/koutu/unmen/menkyo/menkyoe1.htm

Okinawa
ꌧx@{ ^]Ƌ 900-0036 ߔesRڂVԂP
Okinawa Police Prefectural Headquarters, Driver's License Section 3-7-1 Nishi Naha
098-868-3401
map (top) http://www.police.pref.okinawa.jp/newmenkyo/menkyo11.html

Osaka
^^]Ƌ 571-8555 ^sԒ2316
Kadoma Driver's License Test Site 23-16 Ichiban-cho Kadoma-shi Osaka
066-908 9121
map http://www.police.pref.osaka.jp/tetsuzuki/menkyo/02_2_1.html
r^]Ƌ 594-0031 as5131
Komyoike Driver's License Test Site 5-13-1 Fushiya-cho Izumi-shi Osaka
072-556-1881
map http://www.police.pref.osaka.jp/tetsuzuki/menkyo/02_1_1.html

Saga
ꌧ^]ƋZ^[ 849-0901 svې򒬑厚v2121-26
Saga Driver's License Center 2121-26 Kawakubo Kuboizumi Saga
095-298-2220
map http://www.saganet.ne.jp/kenkei/tetsu/siken1.html

Saitama
ʌx@^]ƋZ^[ 365-0028 s厚405Ԓn4
Saitama Police Driver's License Center 405-4 Oaza Konosu Konosu
048-543-2001
map http://www.police.pref.saitama.jp/kenkei/menkyo/menkyo.html#menkyo_center

Shimane
^]ƋZ^[ 690-0131 ]sŏo250-1
Shimane Driver's License Center 250-1 Uchide-cho, Matsue
085-236-7400
^]ƋZ^[ 697-0015 lcs|ǒ2358-3
Shimane Western Driver's License Center 2385-3 Takezako-cho Hamada
085-523-7900
maps http://www2.pref.shimane.jp/police/koutsuu/menkyo/annai.html

Shiga
ꌧ^]ƋZ^[ 524-0104 Rsؕl2294Ԓn
Shiga Drivers' License Center 2294 Konohamacho Moriyama
(You cannot use the subcenter in Sakata-gun)
077-585-1255
map (top one) http://www.pref.shiga.jp/police/tetuzuki/u-syozai.html
English http://www.pref.shiga.jp/kemmin-e/foreigner/e4.html
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Shizuoka
^]ƋZ^[ 410-0001 Îs241-10
Eastern Driver's License Center 241-20 Ashitaka Onoe Numazu
055-921-2000
^]ƋZ^[ 420-0949 És^616-1
Central Driver's License Center 6-16-1 Yoichi Shizuoka
054-272-2221
^]ƋZ^[ 434-0042 lks3220
Western Driver's License Center 3220 Komatsu Hamakita
053-587-2000
maps http://www.wbs.ne.jp/cmt/kenkei/menkyo/menkyo-q08.htm
English page http://www.city.hamamatsu.shizuoka.jp/hamaEng/16_koutuu_04_01.htm#a
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Tochigi
Ȗ،^]ƋZ^[ 322-0017 sΐ681
Tochigi Driver's License Center 681 Shimoishikawa Kanuma
028-976-0110
map http://www.pref.tochigi.jp/keisatu/tetuzuki/menkyocenter.html
English page http://www.pref.tochigi.jp/keisatu/tetuzuki/unten-gaikokugo.html

Tokushima
^]ƋZ^[ 770-8012 s匴]c11
Tokushima Driver's License Center 1-1 Yokei Ohara-cho Tokushima
088-662-0561
map http://www.police.tokushima.tokushima.jp/02tetuzuki/menkyo/menkyo_map.html
English page http://www.police.tokushima.tokushima.jp/02tetuzuki/menkyo/menkyo-eng.html

Tokyo
{^]Ƌ 183-0002 {s3-1-1
Fuchu Driver's License Testing and Issuing Center 3-1-1 Tamamachi, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo
042-362-3591
English Service: 042-334-6000
map http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp/menkyo/menkyo/fuchuu.htm
LF^]Ƌ 140-0011 i擌1-12-5
Samezu Driver's License Testing and Issuing Center 1-12-5 Higashi-oi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
033-474-1374
English Service: 035-463-6000
map http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp/menkyo/menkyo/samezu.htm
]^]Ƌ 136-0075 ]V1-7-24
Koto Driver's License Testing and Issuing Center 1-7-24 Shinsuna, Koto-ku, Tokyo
033-699-1151
map http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp/menkyo/menkyo/koutou.htm
English page http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp/foreign/organize/people.htm#license

Tottori
n^]ƋZ^[ 680-0911 s㐅QڂW
Eastern District Driver's License Center 2-8 Chiyomizu Tottori
085-728-5885
n^]ƋZ^[ 689-2221 ShRǏh1300
Central District Driver's License Center 1300 Yura Taiei-machi Tohaku-gun
085-837-4111
n^]ƋZ^[ 683-0004 Ďqs㕟1272-2
Western District Driver's License Center 1272-2 Kami-fukuhara Yonago
085-922-4607
map http://www.pref.tottori.jp/police/koutubu/menkyoka/mennkyo_110.htm
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Toyama
xR^]Z^[ 931-8441 xRs62-1
Toyama Driving Education Center 62-1 Takashima Toyama
076-441-2211
map http://www.pref.toyama.jp/cms_cat_police/110010/kj00001646.html
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Wakayama
a̎RʃZ^| 640-8524 a̎Rs1Ԓn
Wakayama Traffic Center 1 Wakayama Nishi
073-473-0110
cӉ^]ƋZ^[ 646-0053 cӎs565-5
Tanabe Driver's License Center 585-5 Motomichi Tanabe
073-922-6700
V{^]ƋZ^[ 647-0061 V{sO֍1148-4
Shingu Driver's License Center 1148-4 Miwasaki Shingu
073-531-7771
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Yamagata
R`^]ƋZ^[ 994-0068Vs厚J쌴k3400
Yamagata Driver's License Center 3400 Tachiyagawahara-kita Takadama Aza Oaza Tendo
023-655-2150
map http://www.pref.yamagata.jp/kenkei/1209900/ANNAIZU1705.GIF
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Yamaguchi
RʃZ^[ 754-0002 g~SS厚3560-2
Yamaguchi Community Traffic Center 3560-2 Shimogo Ogori-cho Yoshiki-gun
083-973-2900
map http://www.police.pref.yamaguchi.jp/0440/menkyo/annnaizu.htm
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Yamanashi
R^]ƋZ^[ 400-0205Sc싍1828
Yamanashi Driver's License Center 1828 Yagoshima Hattamura Nakakoma-gun
076-441-2211
map http://www.pref.yamanashi.jp/police/menkyo/chizu.htm
English page http://www.city.fujiyoshida.yamanashi.jp/div/english/html/residentinformation.htm#DRI


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