In Japan, illegal parking regulation became stricter. If you are found in violation of parking laws, you will be fined a large sum of penalty. So please read the article below to be aware of the laws.
No Parking Sign
The image shows No Parking sign. Do not park the vehicle in the area near this sign. Rental vehicles must be parked in a parking lot, even if only for a short period of time. Do not park in private spaces such as the parking lot or front yard of a private residence. Parking violations are subject to penalties.
If a parking violation sticker is posted on the vehicle
If a sticker similar to the one shown in the image is posted on the vehicle, do the following steps .
- Go to the police station and pay the fine.
- Get a receipt from the police and submit it to us when you return the vehicle. If you do not follow the procedure above, you will be required to pay a fine of JPY 25,000 when you return the vehicle.
Lock-style parking lots
- A locking plate is installed in the center of the parking space.Some can be found at the front part of the parking space.
- Park the vehicle in an empty space by driving over the locking plate. Do not park in empty spaces with a raised locking plate.
- Complete the parking procedure within two (2) minutes. Otherwise, the locking plate will automatically be raised.
- Check the number of your parking space.
- Enter the number of your parking space into the fare adjustment machine. Once you’ve paid the correct parking fee, the locking plate will automatically be lowered.
- Check whether the locking plate has been lowered before driving out of the parking space.
Gate-style parking lots
- Gate-style parking lots are comparatively larger than other parking lots. Gates are located at the entrance and exit.
- Stop the vehicle at the entrance gate, press the button on the ticket machine, and then take the parking ticket.
- Drive into the parking lot. The gate will automatically be raised once you get the ticket.
- Park the vehicle in an empty space.
- Stop the vehicle at the exit gate and insert your ticket into the fare adjustment machine.
- Pay the parking fee displayed on the machine to open the gate, and then drive out.
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