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Hokkaido Prefecture car rentals

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Cheap car rentals in Hokkaido Prefecture

EconomyC$ 61/day
CompactC$ 73/day
IntermediateC$ 97/day
StandardC$ 127/day
MiniC$ 73/day
Passenger VanC$ 116/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in Hokkaido Prefecture

  • Driving in Hokkaido Prefecture is fun, but only if you keep it within the set traffic laws and regulations. Like other towns in Japan, the legal speed limits are 100km/h (62 mph) on expressways and 60km/h (37 mph) on normal roads. These speeds should always be observed, even if there is no traffic sign for speed regulation. When the road is marked “No Crossing,” do not cross, particularly where there is a solid line at the center.
  • Be careful when driving in off-road destinations in Hokkaido Prefecture; remember that some roads can be narrow and winding, and you are likely to encounter bridges or single-track roads that permit the passage of one vehicle at a time. Animals like deer and foxes are speed traps, jumping out of the road unexpectedly. To this end, drive slowly in rural Hokkaido Prefecture. Vehicles closest to the bridge and those going uphill have the right of way.
  • When driving in Hokkaido Prefecture, remember that every car occupant must wear seatbelts, whether sitting at the front or back. Children of the family should be in a child restraint system. If the kids are six or below, they must use an appropriate child safety seat, like a booster, directly proportional to body weight and height. These devices are available at various rental companies for a small fee.
  • Hokkaido Prefecture features several multi-level parking garages, making it easy and convenient to drop off your car before taking a stroll. Most tourist amenities and hotels provide free and safe parking between 6 pm and 6 am. Typically, most street parking in the town center is metered and charged hourly. For a hassle-free parking experience, motorists should consider using the parking app on their tablets or phones to locate the free lots within the town center.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Hokkaido Prefecture for C$ 72 or less
  • Book your rental car in Hokkaido Prefecture at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Hokkaido Prefecture are around 21% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Mini rental cars in Hokkaido Prefecture are around 35% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Hokkaido Prefecture

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Hokkaido Prefecture?

    On average a rental car in Hokkaido Prefecture costs C$ 98 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Hokkaido Prefecture?

    Mini (Suzuki Wagon R or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Hokkaido Prefecture.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Hokkaido Prefecture?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Europcar (C$ 61/day), Alamo (C$ 73/day) and Yesaway (C$ 74/day).

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Hokkaido Prefecture?

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

  • Where should I rent a car in Hokkaido Prefecture?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Hokkaido Prefecture are Sapporo (86% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Hokkaido Prefecture), Hakodate (9%) and Ozora (3%).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Hokkaido Prefecture?

    On average a rental car in Hokkaido Prefecture costs C$ 553 per week (C$ 79 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Hokkaido Prefecture?

    On average a rental car in Hokkaido Prefecture costs C$ 2,368 per month (C$ 79 per day).

  • Should I rent a car in Hokkaido Prefecture?

    Renting a car in Hokkaido Prefecture guarantees various benefits you won’t get if you choose other transportation options. To start with, a rental car allows you to browse those hidden gems conveniently and flexibly. Hokkaido Prefecture’s public transportation, which consists mainly of buses and trains has limitations that make it unreliable and ineffective. This is because buses and trains operate on fixed schedules and follow specific routes. Also, from the fleets the rental cars offer, you won’t miss a selection that exactly meets your needs. Lastly, you’ll experience comfort and privacy with a rental car, which public transportation won’t provide.

  • What is driving like in Hokkaido Prefecture?

    Motorists drive on the left side in Hokkaido Prefecture and must stop before turning right. This gives priority to vehicles going straight and turning left at intersections. Green and red lights are some of the most important signs you must observe when driving in this area. For instance, proceed in the direction of the green arrow light but stop at the red light without going straight or turning left. Drinking under the influence is prohibited, and the legal blood alcohol concentration is maintained at 0.03%.

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

    You must be 18 or older before hiring a vehicle at Hokkaido Prefecture car rentals. However, note that the age will likely vary based on the vehicle class you want. Typically, most car rental agencies have 25 as the minimum age limit for anyone looking to rent a luxury car or a convertible. Unlike some parts of the world, rental companies in Hokkaido Prefecture do not charge additional fees for an additional driver. Japanese citizens will need their valid driver’s license to rent a car. For non-Japanese citizens, you will need an International Driver’s License, except those coming from Germany, Taiwan, Monaco, Slovenia, Belgium, Switzerland, or France. Finally, depending on the car rental company, you can make payment with a credit card or cash.

Car rental directory

  • toyota

    Toyota Rent a Car car rental locations in Hokkaido Prefecture

    82 Locations

  • nippon

    Nippon Rent-A-Car car rental locations in Hokkaido Prefecture

    32 Locations

  • orix

    ORIX Rent a Car car rental locations in Hokkaido Prefecture

    30 Locations

  • nissan

    Nissan Rent-A-Car car rental locations in Hokkaido Prefecture

    29 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car rental locations in Hokkaido Prefecture

    29 Locations

  • times

    Times car rental locations in Hokkaido Prefecture

    28 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car rental locations in Hokkaido Prefecture

    27 Locations

  • shouqi

    Shouqi car rental locations in Hokkaido Prefecture

    24 Locations

  • jrhokkaido

    JR Hokkaido Rent a Car car rental locations in Hokkaido Prefecture

    19 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car rental locations in Hokkaido Prefecture

    19 Locations

  • allcar

    All Car car rental locations in Hokkaido Prefecture

    18 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Hokkaido Prefecture

    17 Locations

Good to know

Most popular agency

Avis

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

C$ 79/day

Good deal

C$ 72/day

When to book a rental car in Hokkaido Prefecture

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