Firstly, my advice to you would be when and IF you ever visit Japan...DONT!!!!
And under no circumstances should you ever contemplate the notion or spark of an idea to ever want to try or attempt to drive here if you do...! And "if" you do - and they actually let you, please stay clear of a Matt Titanium grey brera coming your way.
Because invariably you will either die crashing into all manner of obstacles - farmers, people, bikes, other cars, roads, (what else is on the road...?)etc etc etc; or just end up taking the rental car back with what appears to be wheels on first glance, but are actually serrated metal discs that have been worn down to the stubs ha ha ha...
Kidding of course, but have you tried to put trainer wheels on either side of the lower bumper, so that the wheels could not curb and to think of it, would be cheaper than 2k to set up and you would save on wheels.
But at the end of the day mate, I do know what you mean.
OK...I had no caffeine today so my brain is clearly not switched on yet. Perhaps I should refrain from any meetings today?
On the real side though, Japan has some seriously CRAZY Rice roads (what I call rice roads because all the farmers use them outside the main Cities and sometimes in them), which are the width of a Hummer, yet 2 normal cars are apparently meant to use them under rainy, snowy as well as general conditions. I have soooo many horror stories of nearly dying, coming close to being run-off the road by some little old lady hampering RIGHT up to the steering wheel taking up the whole apparent double lane...!?
Just normal driving is a challenge and has improved my driving skills to the point of pro, roads here are just so damn tight and small with houses addressing the actual road itself with NO footpath here and a huge curb that is almost a foot with no path behind it...just a block of concrete edging the boundary. Its like a Video game at times whereby you have to avoid all obstacles and each time you do, you get a point...its ridiculous! Oh how I wish I could drive on UK roads!
All of mine were scuffed in the end. Just stopped worrying
after the 10th time.
There are certain parts of old towns, with narrow streets
and high kerbs and also underground parking with narrow
spiral entrances and foot high concrete kerbing and ticket
barriers with about 1" to spare where you cannot get down
without touching the wheels.
It's just too narrow not to. Just as there are places
where you will ground out the car. You have to
accept this or not drive there.
And with 18s touch a wheel = scuff. End of story.
With 17s after 1 year: zero scuffs.