Skip Navigation

Where to register and insure a car from Japan as a tourist

Travel Forums Round the World Travel Where to register and insure a car from Japan as a tourist

1. Posted by D'Arcy (Budding Member, 2 posts) 20 Feb '13 11:06

Hello,

For a world tour I would like to buy a used electric car in Japan, but as a tourist I can't register and insure it there.

Thus I would appreciate very much any information about where I could get registration and insurance for it as a tourist.

Many thanks in advance!

Vital

2. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru, 1498 posts) 20 Feb '13 12:17

In my opinion unless you're living in Japan buying a car there is an insane undertaking - the paperwork is monstrous. Consider a lease instead.

Good luck. I hope you have deep pockets...

Cheers,
Terry

3. Posted by jeanie99 (Full Member, 122 posts) 21 Feb '13 11:04

I would hire/rent we had the same idea buying and selling after we had finished in the US but we couldn't find anyone to insure us because we were British.
We ended up with a really good deal on renting and then got upgraded for not a penny more, what a great trip we had.:)

Jean