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Tokyo car hires from $65

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Tokyo with a pick-up date of 28/5 and drop-off date of 4/6. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Tokyo car hire information

Pick-up locationTokyo
Car typesCompact, Economy, Intermediate, Mini, Passenger van, People mover, Standard
Hire locations462
Airport locations28
Popular agenciesTimes, ORIX Rent a Car, Alamo, Avis, Europcar

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Tokyo

  • Experience Toyko in one of the best ways possible and enjoy the freedom that comes with Tokyo car hire. Rather than relying on the Toyko Metro, bus service or other modes of transport, you can explore the city and beyond at your will with a hire car in Tokyo. Drive into the city centre and check out Tokyo Tower before getting away from it all with a trip to Mount Tanzawa. A 1h 40min drive from the centre of this bustling city, you can get to the great mountain peak much more conveniently with a hire car than by taking another mode of transport, such as a bus.
  • About 17min and a 19 km (12 mile) drive from the centre of the city is Haneda Airport (HND), which is the closest airport to Tokyo. At this airport you'll find many popular car hire companies to choose from for your onward journey. At Terminals 1 and 2 you can hire a car from Nissan Rent-A-Car, which can be found in the arrivals hall of both terminals once you are through security. Other hire companies such as Sixt can also be found in this airport. To locate their branch, go to the ORIX Rent a Car office in the domestic terminal building, where you can catch a free shuttle to the Sixt office. There are no car hire branches in Terminal 3, however you can catch the Keikyu Airport Line free of charge to connect to the car hire branches.
  • Tokyo is a huge city that is popular with tourists all year round. Whilst it is illegal to jaywalk in the city, tourists may be unfamiliar with this, so keep an eye out for pedestrians crossing the road while you are driving. Lots of people in Tokyo use a bicycle as a means of getting around, so you'll see plenty on the roads. With traffic often very busy, cyclists will try and squeeze past cars. Be aware of this when you turn, as there may be a cyclists that you haven’t seen.
  • The roads in Tokyo are consistently busy in the city centre, though they will always be busier during rush hour (07:00 to 09:00 and 17:00 to 19:00) when people are going to and from work. Being the tourist hotspot that it is, you can expect busloads of tourists and cars on the roads throughout the year. If you’re driving through the famous Shibuya Crossing, for example, it is likely that you will experience delays of some form due to how popular it is. In the winter, Tokyo frequently gets snow too, so the roads are normally harder to drive on during the colder months and more accidents occur. If possible, refrain from driving your Tokyo hire car during very bad weather.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Tokyo for $72 or less
  • Book your rental car in Tokyo at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Tokyo are around 13% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Full-size rental cars in Tokyo are around 9% more expensive than other car types, on average

Tokyo car hire experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travellers who hired a car in Tokyo 
Verified travelerApr 2024
Make sure you get the right car size. Cars are SMALL as in really small so you want to make sure you're getting something big enough for your passengers and luggage. Take ETC option as this makes using Toll roads VERY easy
MissyJan 2024
Tokyo driving can be tough especially if you are used to driving in the states due to driving on the other side of the road. However, the drivers are courteous and GPS works well here.
PatriciaMay 2023
If you are not Japanese or have a SOFA license ensure to have an AAA international license

FAQs about renting a car in Tokyo

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Tokyo?

    Tokyo is a great city and it is vast in size. If you want to explore the city in confidence, it is advisable that you opt for a smaller car hire in Tokyo so that you can navigate the roads easier and also find parking quicker.

  • What’s the speed limit in Tokyo?

    In residential areas in Tokyo, the speed limit is 40km/h (24mph), or 30km/h (18mph) on side streets. There are other areas in the city that are 50km/h (31mph) and 60km/h (37mph) too, so keep an eye out for signs that state the maximum speed acceptable. At Shibuya Crossing, for example, the speed limit is 40km/h (24mph).

  • Where are the best places to park in Tokyo?

    Parking in Tokyo can be very tricky and expensive, especially if you haven’t planned ahead. You can park on the street if there is a free space, but if you do not move it when your allocated time runs out, your car may be towed away. Parking meters start from around 100 JPY (0.68 GBP) for a 15min period.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Tokyo?

    On average a rental car in Tokyo costs $93 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Tokyo?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Europcar ($65/day), Times ($69/day) and Relax Rent A Car ($71/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Europcar Please Go To The Reception Desk In 144-0047 (15 kilometres from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Tokyo?

    The average price of fuel in Tokyo is $6.76 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of uel costs between $81 and $108, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Tokyo?

    Full-size (Toyota Sienta or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Tokyo.

  • Which hire car agencies are at Narita airport (NRT)?

    The only car hire company onsite at Narita airport is Miki Car Rental.

  • Which hire car agencies are at Haneda airport (HND)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Haneda airport include Europcar, Avis, Times and Nissan Rent-A-Car.

  • Which hire car agencies will pick you up at Narita airport (NRT)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Narita airport to off-airport locations include Europcar, Times and Nissan Rent-A-Car.

  • Which hire car agencies will pick you up at Haneda airport (HND)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Haneda airport to off-airport locations include Europcar, Times and Nissan Rent-A-Car.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Tokyo?

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