Test Course Elements

From Akita Wiki

Elements of the Practical Driving Exam Course in Akita City. Please feel free to upload your pictures if you have any.

Starting location


Test car

TestCarFront.jpg TestCarRear.jpg


S curve

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Width: 3.5 meters
Curve radius: 7.5 meters
Length: approximately 8.8 meters (arc length: 3/8ths of circumference)

L crank

(the new layout of the half-blind intersection visible in the background)
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Width: 3.5 meters
Entrance/exit section length: 4 meters
Center section length: 12 meters

Blind intersection

New - behind the L crank:

Parked car

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Railroad crossing

Note that the railroad crossing is not required on the foreign license conversion driving test.


Route Four


Winter differences

Some elements of the course may look different in the winter, so be aware that there may be some seasonal variation. Here are some examples.

Snow blocking one road:
(Course maps will avoid this road)
TestCourseSnow1.jpg TestCourseSnow2.jpg

Parked car:

2022 construction

Images of the new License Center building under construction (2022).
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See also

Traveling in Japan
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Licenses International Driving PermitJapanese License Transition (Test Course ElementsTest Course Maps) • Renewing your Japanese License
Ownership Buying a CarLeasing a carTransferring Ownership of a CarDisposing of a CarUser Shaken
Other Transport Trains • Akita Nairiku Line • Shinkansen • Buses • Ferries
Airports Akita AirportOdate-Noshiro AirportNarita International AirportHaneda AirportSendai AirportKansai Airport
Leaving the Country Traveling in and out of Japan • Residence Card • Visa ExtensionTravel Insurance • Buying Flights & Travel Agents
Other Topics Exploring AkitaGetting to Tokyo • Akita JET travel guideWhere in the World is Sugichi?Quirky Japan