Road signs in Japan

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Signs on Aichi prefectural road No.439 in Toyooka, Shinshiro, Aichi – road narrows; slow down; no lorries; speed limit 30 km/h
A stop sign with a pedestrian crossing sign
A no crossing sign

This page shows the road signs used in Japan.

Warning signs[edit]

Warning signs are diamond shape with yellow backgrounds, black borders and black pictograms.

Regulatory signs[edit]

The stop sign is a red, downward-pointing triangle, with the text 止まれ (tomare) in white. Prohibition signs are round with white backgrounds, red borders, and blue pictograms. Mandatory instruction signs are round with blue backgrounds and white pictograms.

Other signs[edit]

Direction/distance signs have dark green backgrounds and white text for expressways. In urban areas and on national highways, direction signs have dark blue backgrounds. The signs are normally written in Japanese and English.

See also[edit]

Media related to Road signs in Japan at Wikimedia Commons