Please check the traffic rules for electric kickboards, and have fun and be safe!


The revised Road Traffic Law concerning electric kickboards came into effect on July 1, 2023.

Electric kickboards that meet certain criteria are defined as “specified small electric powered bicycles”,

If you are 16 years of age or older, you can now drive without a driver’s license.

For your enjoyment, please check the traffic rules and drive safely.

The number plate installation, automobile liability insurance, etc.
Membership is mandatory.

Drivers are obliged to make an effort to wear helmets.
Electric kickboards are required by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism to have headlights, brake lights, etc.
Only vehicles equipped with equipment that meets security standards are allowed on the road.
Products that meet these standards will be labeled with a “seal of confirmed performance” or a “type approval number mark”.
It is attached.

I do not need a driver’s license to operate a specified small motorized bicycle,
It is prohibited for a person under 16 years of age to operate a specified small motorized bicycle.
It is also prohibited to lend a specified small motorized bicycle to a person under 16 years of age.

Driving while talking on a smartphone or looking at the screen while driving is also prohibited.

For more information, please visit the following websites

Karuizawa Town

National Police Agency

Government Public Relations Online

Pickup Site