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Driving Test Information

Test days

Monday to Friday (Except public holidays, Year-end and New Year holidays), with particular days designated for particular license types.

License, category 2

Large and medium-size vehicles and ordinary vehicles

  • Reservation system
    The person applying for the license must make a reservation in person at the Counter No. 5 on the first (ground) floor of the main building at the Driver License Examination Center. Only changes to reservations can be made by telephone, between 4 and 5 p.m. on weekdays (Monday to Friday).
    Tel: 075-631-5181 Ext. 225
    NOTE: If you apply (make a reservation for) a road test, you must attach a road training report, stating that you have undertaken 5 days or more of on-road training in a vehicle corresponding to the license you are applying for, within three months of the date of application. (This does not apply for an ordinary category 2 license.)
  • Reservation times
    • 11:00 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.
    • 1:00 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.
    • 4:00 p.m to 4:20 p.m.
  • Test days
    Designated days
  • Driving test registration times
    • For morning reservations: 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
    • For afternoon reservations: 1:00 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.

Large special vehicle license

  • Test days
    Tuesday (afternoon)
  • Reception time
    11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Towing vehicle license

  • Test days
    Friday (afternoon)

  • Reception time
    11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

License, category 1

Large, medium-size, semi medium-size and ordinary vehicle licenses

  • Reservation system
    The person applying for the license must make a reservation in person at the Counter No. 5 on the first (ground) floor of the main building at the Driver License Examination Center.
    Only changes to reservations can be made by telephone, between 4 and 5 p.m. on weekdays (Monday to Friday).
    Tel: 075-631-5181 Ext. 225
    NOTE: If you apply (make a reservation for) a road test, you must attach a road training report, stating that you have undertaken 5 days or more of on-road training in a vehicle corresponding to the license you are applying for, within three months of the date of application.
  • Reservation times
    • 11:00 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.
    • 1:00 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.
    • 4:00 p.m to 4:20 p.m.
  • Test days
    Designated days
  • Driving test reception times 
    • For morning reservations: 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
    • For afternoon reservations: 1:00 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.

Motorbike license

Including restriction cancellation assessment.

  • Test days
    Odd number dates (afternoon)
  • Reception time
    1:00 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.

Large special vehicle license

Including restriction cancellation assessment.

  • Test days
    Tuesdays (afternoon)
  • Reception time
    11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Towing vehicle license

Including restriction cancellation assessment.

  • Test days
    Fridays (afternoon)
  • Reception time
    11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Temporary license

Large, medium-size and semi medium-size vehicle licenses

  • Reservation system
    The person applying for the license must make a reservation in person at the Counter No. 5 on the first (ground) floor of the main building at the Driver License Examination Center. Only changes to reservations can be made by telephone, between 4 and 5 p.m. on weekdays (Monday to Friday).
    Tel: 075-631-5181 Ext. 225
  • Reservation hours
    • 11:00 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.
    • 1:00 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.
    • 4:00 p.m to 4:20 p.m.
  • Test days
    Designated days

  • Driving test reception times
    • For morning reservations: 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
    • For afternoon reservations: 1:00 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.

NOTE: Driving tests will be conducted using a bus for license category 2 applicants, and using a truck for license category 1 applicants.

Regular vehicle license

  • Test days
    Odd number dates
  • Reception time
    8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Assessment and examination for restriction cancellation

  • Assessment days and registration times
    • Every day (8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.) for canceling AT (auto transmission) restriction for ordinary vehicles and 8 ton restriction for medium-size vehicles
    • Odd number dates (1:00 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.) for canceling AT (auto transmission) and small-capacity restrictions for motorbikes
    • Tuesdays (11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.) for canceling crawler ("caterpillar") restriction for large special vehicles
    • Fridays (11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.) for canceling agricultural restriction for towing vehicle

※For large vehicles, the cancellation of limitation only for Self-Defense Force Vehicles and for semi  medium-size vehicles, the cancellation of limitation only for semi medium-size vehicles(5t), needs reservation. Please go to Technical testing division for inquiries. 

  • Assessment days and registration time
    Every day (8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.) for persons who are enrolled in an authorized vehicle driver training schools and currently receiving training.

About aptitude testing for canceling 8 and 5 ton restrictions for medium-size vehicles

The procedure for the examination for canceling the 8 ton restriction for medium-size vehicle license and the 5 ton restriction for semi medium-size vehicles does not include a test or assessment regarding the aptitude necessary to drive the vehicle. However, when a license is next renewed after the restriction is cancelled, the aptitude test will be to the same standard as that for the large vehicle license and so on.

Converting from a foreign license

Verification of driving skill (examination)

  • Assessment days and registration times
    • Every day (8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.) for ordinary vehicles
    • Odd number dates (1:00 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.) for motorbikes
    • Tuesdays (11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.) for large special vehicles
    • Fridays (11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.) for towing vehicles

※To convert large, medium and ordinary vehicles licenses, we have reservation system. Please go to technical testing section for inquiries.

Examination fees

Please refer to "List of Fees on Driver Licenses"

Other points

Announcement of test courses

The announcement of the test course will be made at 7:30 a.m. on the day of testing on the electronic noticeboard in the waiting area of the first (ground) floor of the main building. (We do not accept telephone inquiries regarding test courses.)

Course inspection times (if you wish to inspect the course on foot) Weekdays

  • 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
  • 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

NOTE: Access to test courses is prohibited at all other times.

  • If you have your license revoked without getting document regarding revocation, you need to take a driver re-education class in applying for your license.

お問い合わせ

(For Inquiries)
Kyoto Prefectural police Headquarters Driver's License Examination Center Driver's Test Section
647, Furukawa-cho, Hazukashi, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto city
Telephone:075-631-5181