Kobe Transport

Will I need to drive my own vehicle to conduct my everyday life (work/school/shopping) at my destination?
It is not necessary, but will be convenient.

How can I legally drive a vehicle in this city?
A foreigner is allowed to drive with an international license for one year. After that, you must get a Japanese driver's license and you must also carry insurance.

What side of the road do people drive on?
Left side.

Describe typical public transportation an expat might use to get around the city.
Trains and taxis.

Could an expat also use public transportation to get out of the city—to surrounding towns, recreation areas or suburbs? If so, list options.
Trains, taxis and buses.

In regards to transportation, are there any safety issues I should be aware of?

Where do I buy tickets/tokens/etc. for the major public transportation?
For trains and subways, purchase tickets before entering the platform. Stored-value tickets are available as well as one-trip tickets. Bus fare is paid on the bus.

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