Road signs in Japan

Road signs in Japan

Update: 17 January 2017

In Japan, there are Japanese traffic rules. As the saying “when in Rome, do as the Romans do” suggests, it is important to properly understand and follow rules in a foreign country. Especially when talking about rules on the road, its violation may lead to a risk of death. Please refer to the following basic road signs which are seen in Japan.

Regulatory related signs: to indicate prohibitions
No entry
No U-turn
No parking
Regulatory related signs: to indicate there is some kind of limitations for passing
Maximum speed limit
One-way
Stop
Indications: to show specific means of passing
Pedestrian crossings
Stop line
Center line
Warnings: to alert the drivers
Lane decrease
Traffic lights ahead
Uneven road surface
Direction boards: to show names, directions, and distances
Previous notice for direction and common name of the road
Directions and distances
National Highway numbers
Parking lot
*This information is from the time of this article's publication.

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