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Cheap car hire in Japan

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  • toyota

    Toyota Rent a Car car hire locations in Japan

    842 Locations

  • nippon

    Nippon Rent-A-Car car hire locations in Japan

    663 Locations

  • times

    Times car hire locations in Japan

    488 Locations

  • nissan

    Nissan Rent-A-Car car hire locations in Japan

    471 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in Japan

    321 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in Japan

    319 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in Japan

    277 Locations

  • orix

    ORIX Rent a Car car hire locations in Japan

    240 Locations

  • shouqi

    Shouqi car hire locations in Japan

    228 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Japan

    216 Locations

  • national

    National car hire locations in Japan

    108 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car hire locations in Japan

    85 Locations

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Top tips for hiring a car in Japan

  • While public transportation inside and between cities is usually efficient, there are some areas of the country where it is greatly beneficial to have a rental car—Hokkaido, for example, or the beaches of Okinawa (not to mention the Mt. Asu volcano) are all best accessed by road.
  • Japan has an extensive system of toll roads, which can be paid for in many different ways. Besides the regular cash and credit card payment booths, drivers who rent a car in Japan can add an Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) device on to their rental; some companies like Toyota Rent a Car even include them as standard. This allows you to pass through the toll system without paying on the spot. All tolls are added together and paid to the rental company when the car is returned.
  • The law in Japan states that children under 6 must be restrained in an age-appropriate car seat in the rear seats of the vehicle. Car hire agencies generally have baby and child seats for different age categories, which can be booked in advance for an additional fee. Nippon Rent-A-Car, for example, charges approximately ¥540 ($5) per seat per day.
  • While cross-border car rentals are not permitted in Japan, rental agencies have no problem with drivers visiting the different Japanese islands by car ferry. These ferries are a popular way of traveling from island to island but can be quite expensive. In the case of a very long sea journey (e.g., to Rebun or Sado), it may in fact be cheaper to drop off your car at the ferry port and pick up a new one on the other side.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Japan for $85 or less
  • Book your rental car in Japan at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Japan are around 5% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Economy rental cars in Japan are around 42% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Japan

The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 48 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car hires listed or dates of travel. Some hire car providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the website of the respective hire car provider.