In Japan, You Must First Prove You Have A Parking Space Before You Can Buy A Car
Written by Aniketh Kumar on July 15, 2023
In Japan, you must first prove you have a parking space within 2 km distance of your residence before a car is sold to you.
The Proof of Parking Space is in the form of a “Parking Space Certificate” and it is issued by the local police station.
Japan may be the home to one of the world’s biggest automobile company, Toyota Motor Corporation, but the country has an official law that states that anyone planning to buy a car must have a parking space.
Yes, you heard that right… Parking by the roadside is prohibited in the country. So, before a car can be sold to you in Japan, you must be able to prove to a dealership that you have parking space that is within 2 km distance of your residence.
The Proof of Parking Space is in the form of a “Parking Space Certificate” (chushajo shomeisho) and it is issued by the local police station.