Japan car rentals

Japan car rentals

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Cheap car rentals in Japan

C$36/dayEconomy
C$49/dayCompact
C$84/dayIntermediate
C$99/dayStandard
C$69/dayMinivan
C$76/dayMini
C$181/dayPremium
C$81/dayPassenger Van
C$57/dayAgency's Choice
C$58/dayCompact station wagon
C$60/dayCompact SUV
C$69/dayStandard station wagon
C$77/dayStandard SUV
C$130/dayIntermediate SUV
C$168/dayFull-size station wagon
C$168/dayPremium station wagon
2 Adults, 2 Bags
orixEconomy car in Japan
4 Adults, 2 Bags
timesCompact car in Japan
5 Adults, 3 Bags
nipponIntermediate car in Japan
5 Adults, 3 Bags
alamoStandard car in Japan
5 Adults, 3 Bags
hertzMinivan car in Japan
2 Adults, 2 Bags
nissanMini car in Japan
5 Adults, 5 Bags
nipponPremium car in Japan
4 Adults, 2 Bags
budgetPassenger Van car in Japan
5 Adults, 5 Bags
nissanAgency's Choice car in Japan
4 Adults, 2 Bags
timesCompact station wagon car in Japan
4 Adults, 2 Bags
timesCompact SUV car in Japan
5 Adults, 3 Bags
nissanStandard station wagon car in Japan
5 Adults, 3 Bags
timesStandard SUV car in Japan
5 Adults, 3 Bags
nissanIntermediate SUV car in Japan
5 Adults, 2 Bags
niconicoFull-size station wagon car in Japan
5 Adults, 5 Bags
niconicoPremium station wagon car in Japan
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Car rental directory

  • nissan

    Nissan Rent-A-Car car rental locations in Japan

    121 Locations

  • times

    Times car rental locations in Japan

    110 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car rental locations in Japan

    90 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in Japan

    80 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car rental locations in Japan

    71 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Japan

    70 Locations

  • national

    National car rental locations in Japan

    51 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car rental locations in Japan

    48 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise car rental locations in Japan

    46 Locations

  • nippon

    Nippon Rent-A-Car car rental locations in Japan

    30 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car rental locations in Japan

    22 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Japan

    14 Locations

Top tips for renting 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 rental 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.

FAQs about renting a car in Japan

  • On average a rental car in Japan costs C$ 84 per day.

  • Intermediate (Toyota Corolla or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Japan.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at ORIX Rent a Car (C$ 43/day), Times (C$ 79/day) and Hertz (C$ 94/day).

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

  • Based on car searches on KAYAK. The most popular cities to rent a car in Japan are Tokyo (36% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Japan). Okinawa (25%) and Sapporo (19%).

  • On average a rental car in Japan costs C$ 498 per week (C$ 71 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Japan costs C$ 2134 per month (C$ 71 per day).

  • Driving conditions in Japan are generally very good, with roads well maintained and a large network of highways that crisscross the country. Roads are usually efficient and smooth. In Japan, traffic drives on the left, and it is important to note that there is a zero-tolerance policy on drinking and driving, with hefty fines or even deportation used to counter offenses.

  • To rent a car in Japan, drivers must be at least 18 years of age. With the exception of a few European countries like Germany and Belgium, whose citizens may submit their domestic driving license with an official Japanese translation, it is essential to have an International Driver’s Permit (IDP) to rent a car in Japan. A credit card will also be required.

  • Gas prices in Japan are comparable to those in Europe but considerably higher than in the USA: expect to pay around ¥150 ($1.40) for a liter of gas, equivalent to around $5.29 for a gallon. Most gas stations offer the option of self-service (menus in Japanese only) or full-service, in which case it may be helpful to know a few Japanese words. Payment is usually accepted in cash or credit card.

  • Several different speed limits are enforced in Japan, all of which are clearly posted. As a general rule, the limit in urban areas is 40 km/h (25 mph), while side streets are limited to 30 km/h (18 mph). Open roads are usually limited to 50 or 60 km/h (31 or 37 mph), while expressways and highways carry speed limits of 80 to 100 km/h (49 to 62 mph).

Car rental locations in Japan

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The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for car rentals for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last hours. Rentals are subject to change and may not be available on all car rentals listed or dates of travel. Some car rental providers charge additional fees for other services (gps, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the car rental providers' sites.