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Short Training Course for Mopeds (Motorbikes up to 50 cc)

This short training course is for riders of mopeds (gentsuki in Japanese, meaning motorbikes up to 50 cc). It is mandatory to take this course when obtaining a gentsuki license. (Without completing this course you will not receive a license certificate.)

The training course is held at four venues:

Venues, registration time and course dates 

General Foundation Kyoto Prefecture Traffic Safety Association 

  • Tel: 075-631-6145
  • Registration time:
    8:30 to 8:50 a.m.
    (During the off-season) Two days a week (Tuesday and Thursday)
    (During the busy season) Monday to Friday
    (Except public holidays, Year-end and New Year holidays)
  • Course time:
    9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon 
    (During the off-season) Two days a week (Tuesday and Thursday)
    (During the busy season) Monday to Friday
    (Except public holidays, Year-end and New Year holidays) 

Yamashiro Tanabe Driving School (Kyotanabe City)

  • Tel: 0774-63-6600
  • Registration place and time:
    Inquire directly with the driving school.
  • Course days:
    Twice every months, basically (Once a month in February, March, August and September)
    Training day is the 2nd and 4th Tuesday, basically.
  • Course time:
    9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
  • Normally classes shall be held twice a month(Once a month for the month of February, March, July and August) As principle, every 2 nd and 4 th Tuesday shall be held. 

Kyoto Maizuru Driving School (Maizuru City)

  • Tel:0773-75-1613
  • Registration place and time:
    Your local police station (with jurisdiction over place of residence)
    9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
    Monday to Friday (Except public holidays, Year-end and New Year holidays)
  • Course days:
    Once a month (inquire at you local police station)
  • Course time:
    9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Mineyama Driving School

  • Tel:0772-62-0637
  • Registration place and time:
    Your local police station (with jurisdiction over place of residence)
    9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
    Monday to Friday (Except public holidays, Year-end and New Year holidays)
  • Course days:
    Once a month (inquire at you local police station)
  • Course time:
    9:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Course Outline

The course includes practical training on riding a moped, and a lecture on road safety.

Course Fee: Hours

4,500 yen:3 hours

Caution

When attending the course, please wear clothing and footwear that is suitable for riding a motorbike.

People who are exempted from attending the course

  • Certain people reapplying for a license after a previous license expired
    Anyone who obtained a license to ride a moped in the past, but then allowed the license to expire, and then when applying again for a license are partially exempted from the required examinations
  • People with overseas licenses
    Anyone holding an overseas license that allows riding of mopeds, who up to six months before the date of application (for a gentsuki license in Japan) stayed in that overseas country for a total of 90 days or more
  • People who attended a driver license cancellation training course after having their license revoked
    Anyone who attended a driver license cancellation training course (after having their license revoked) up to one year before the date of application
  • People who have attended a moped training course in another prefecture
    Anyone who attended such a seminar in another prefecture of Japan up to one year prior to the date of application.

Documents necessary for applying for a moped (gentsuki) license

Please see Written Examination (Moped)

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お問い合わせ

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