Getting a Japanese Driving License

Wanted to write about my experience getting a Japanese driving License, but found this Get a Driver’s License guide to be quite complete.
I actually wish I read it before the process. It took me one written tests and two driving tests to get my license.

Two observations:

  1. It felt that the driving test is not really about testing my driving skills, but checking that I studied well.
  2. Waiting, waiting, waiting. Foreigners are tested in one group at the end of the test period. Which means, you arrive earlier to register, wait for about 2 hours for the test. Then wait again for the results.