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Top tips for hiring a car in Kyūshū

  • Fukuoka Airport (FUK) is the principal airport serving the island of Kyūshū, so it is a perfect location to rent a car upon arrival in the metropolitan area. Once you have arrived at the airport, you will find the car rental counters located on the first floor of the International Passenger Terminal Building. At these counters, you'll have the opportunity to select your preferred rental provider, who will have a professional staff available to assist you with the rental process.
  • Driving in Kyūshū can be a difficult and demanding endeavor. Kyūshū is distinguished by its dense population and the intricate road network that traverses its landscapes. During peak hours, the combination of narrow streets, high traffic volume, and numerous intersections can cause congestion and sluggish traffic. Morning rush hour in Kyūshū occurs between 7:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., and evening rush hour occurs between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. During these times, many commuters, students, and laborers congregate on the major roads, including the Kyūshū Expressway, resulting in traffic congestion and extended travel times. In addition, the region's erratic weather, such as typhoons and heavy rainfall, can exacerbate transportation difficulties. To safely navigate the congested roads, you must exercise patience, vigilance, and a high level of situational awareness.
  • The most suitable car for traveling in Kyūshū would be one with good maneuverability, in order to navigate the region's frequently narrow, meandering rural roads. In addition, it should have a comfortable and roomy interior for the comfort of passengers on lengthy voyages, as Kyūshū is renowned for its scenic excursions and long-distance travel. Given Kyūshū's diverse terrain, the optimal vehicle model should have excellent fuel efficiency to accommodate both city driving and mountainous terrain, thereby fostering sustainability and minimizing environmental impact. Consider renting a compact car or a compact SUV on this trip.
  • In accordance with Japanese law, all children under the age of six must use a car seat when traveling in a vehicle in Kyūshū. From there, the law includes some recommended guidelines that suggest using a rear-facing car seat until the child is two years old or weighs 9 kg (20 lbs.), a forward-facing car seat for children under the age of age and weighing 18 kg (40 lbs.), and a booster seat for children under the age of eight and weighing 36 kg (80 lbs.).
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Kyūshū for $71 or less
  • Book your rental car in Kyūshū at least 3 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Kyūshū are around 17% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Mini rental cars in Kyūshū are around 44% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Kyūshū

  • What is the most popular car hire in Kyūshū?

    Mini (Suzuki Wagon R or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Kyūshū.

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

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • Where should I hire a car in Kyūshū?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to hire a car in Kyūshū are Fukuoka (75% of total searches of users looking to hire a car in Kyūshū) and Kumamoto (25%).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Kyūshū?

    On average a car hire in Kyūshū costs $915 per week ($131 per day).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in Kyūshū?

    On average a car hire in Kyūshū costs $3,920 per month ($131 per day).

  • Should I rent a car in Kyūshū?

    Renting a car in Kyūshū will offer you adaptability and comfort, allowing you to explore the region at your own leisure and construct customized itineraries. Unlike public transit schedules, which can be rigid, a rental vehicle allows you to visit remote locations and attractions that are inconvenient to reach by bus or train. Some of the region's attractions include Kumamoto Castle, Ohori Park, and Takachiho Gorge. When compared to public transportation, which may require waiting for scheduled departures and adhering to predetermined routes, renting a car can frequently save valuable hours during travel.

  • What is driving like in Kyūshū?

    Driving in Kyūshū is a distinctive and picturesque experience. The region features a well-maintained network of highways that meander through scenic regions, varying from grassy mountains to calm coastal routes. As civility and deference are highly valued in Japanese culture, drivers can anticipate deferential behavior from their fellow motorists. The urban speed limit in Kyūshū is around 40 to 50 km/h (25 to 31 mph) to assure pedestrian safety and reduce noise pollution. On rural roads, speed limits may range from around 60 to 80 km/h (37 to 50 mph), whereas on highways, the maximum speed limit is around 100 km/h (62 mph).

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Kyūshū?

    In general, the minimum age to rent a vehicle in Kyūshū, Japan, is 18 years old. However, this may vary based on the specific policies of the car rental provider. For certain vehicle categories, some rental providers may impose a higher minimum age requirement, including 21 or 25 years old. In addition, drivers must have legitimate driver's licenses from their native countries or their International Driving Permits (IDPs) issued in accordance with the Geneva Convention of 1949.

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