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For Internationals 
outside Wakayama
(Osaka, Hyogo, etc)

Welcome international people living outside Wakayama who are keen on getting a license with a minimum cost !
"We are the only official driving school in Kansai area where you can take driving lessons in English

Important Note

If you live outside Wakayama, you can choose where you take the written and driving exams.

 Namely, you can take these exams at Wakayama license center or the license center in your area. 

Merits of taking exams in Wakayama


We highly recommend you to take the exams in Wakayama this is because

  • we are super familiar with the driving exam at the Wakayama License center

  • you can practice at where you take the driving exams for both Karimen & road tests

  • Wakayama license center is less busy (less waiting lists)

Demerits of taking exams in Wakayama

The downside of taking the exams in Wakayama is that you need to travel to Wakayama more often especially when you fail more than a few times. 

Wakayama Exams Plans 



Who is this plan for? 🙆‍♀️

  • Complete beginner or experienced &

  • People living outside Wakayama &

  • People who have weekly days off on weekdays (ideally at least two days a week)

    • You can only take the exams on weekdays (Mon - Fri)​

  • People who want to practice at where you take the real driving exams

Fees 💰

NOTE: All prices are tax included.

For a complete beginner

Beginner Plan 


Unlimited Practice until Karimen
(Karimen = a learner's permit)

5 days of Road Practice after Karimen

Special Training (CPR, Expressway, etc. included ) (Mandatory)

Parking practice (2 hours)

Full Online Support (Written Exams, Booking for exams, Course Videos, etc)

MT Vehicle: + 15,000 yen

For experienced 

Challenge Plan

120,000 ~ (negotiable)

Course Practice 4 hours (2 days)

Practice at the Wakayama license center 

✔ 5 days of Road Practice after Karimen

Special Training (CPR, Expressway, etc. included )

Parking practice (2 hours)

Full Online Support (Written Exams, Booking for exams, Course Videos, etc)

Other fees 

  • Each exam fees 

    • Karimen written exam -2,900 yen ​

    • Karimen driving exam - 1st: 1,450 yen, 2nd time onwards: 4,350 yen

    • Issuance of Karimen license: 1,150 yen

    • Honmen driving exam - 3,350 yen

  • Travel & Accommodation

    • see below​

Travel and Accommodation 🚃


  • You can come directly to Yuasa driving school 🚃

  • or You can meet at our staff at Toyonaka, Osaka and they will drive you to the school (1,000 yen per one travel) 🚙


  • A business hotel (てまり) near the school: 4,840 yen / night

  • まんが喫茶: ≈ 2,500 yen / night ​​



Until Karimen

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After Karimen

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Note: You take only  Honmen Written Exam (the final exam) at your local license center. 

Osaka (or other prefectures) Plan 

~take exams in your local area~

This plan is for those who are very confident with your driving skills and really want to take exams in your local area for some reasons. 
This is possible, even though this has a lot of disadvantages.

Please contact us and let's discuss further.  


When you enroll in our school 

  • ID (Passport, Zairyu Todoke, etc)

  • Shoes appropriate for driving

  • Glasses or contact lenses (if you use it)

  • Fees 

Requirements for the first written exam

  • Official copy of your Certificate of Residence or "Jumin-hyo"(住民票)

    • "My Number" マイナンバー must not be written

    • An official copy of Certificate of Residence that shows your nationality. 

    • Certificate must be issued within 6 months (In some prefectures, within 3 months is required).

    • To get this copy, go to the municipal office of the city/ward/town/village where you reside. (Be carefully these offices are open only on weekdays so you cannot get it on weekends)​

  • Residence Card

  • Passport

  • Application's photograph x 2  

    • Showing you front-facing, from shoulders up, without a hat or cap, with a plain background.

    • ​​Should be 2.4 W x 3.0 H cm.

  • Glasses

    • if you need

  • Fees 

Contact Us

Step 1
 Add our LINE official account
Step 2
Ask us anything via Line 

Feel Free to ask us anything using LINE chat.

You can even talk to the English Speaking Staff directly using the LINE call.  


How long does it take to get a driver's license?

How long it takes to get a license is determined mainly by three factors.

  • Your availability to come to our school and practice

  • The availability of test slots at the license center 

  • Your ability to pass each of the license tests

So, if you

  • come to our school 3 times or more per week,

  • during the off season (NOT August and March), and

  • pass tests within a few times 

You can get a license in less than 1 month (record: 3 weeks).

How many times do I have to go to your school and practice?

It depends on the speed of your driving skill acquisition. If you are a quick learner, 10 ~ 12 times may be enough to reach the level to pass the driving exam.

I don't live in Wakayama. Can I go to your school to get a license?

Of course you can. We do our best to schedule your practice so that you don't need to stay long in Wakayama. We can offer you a 3 hour of practice per day (not busy months).

I live in Osaka and want to go to your school. Does your school offer the accommodation?

We don't offer the accommodation, so you are required to find a place to stay by yourself.
There is a business hotel nearby with 4,840 yen / night.

Can I use a credit card?

Yes, you can.

Can I pay in installments?

Yes, you can if you pay with credit card. (Up to 24 times installments) 

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