If you are hiring a vehicle in Hokuto, then be aware that the current speed limit within city or town limits is 40 mph, unless otherwise posted. Suburban speed limits around Hokuto will generally have a speed limit of 50 mph. If you are travelling on a motorway in Hokuto, then the speed limit is 75 mph.
The weather in Hokuto during January would likely not impact the type of hire much. momondo users do seem to prefer certain car types when looking for specific vehicles for their Hokuto car hire.
Travellers looking to leave from Hokuto on a road trip around Hokkaido Prefecture or the surrounding areas during the month of January should expect temperatures around -4 °C and about 80 mm of possible rain through the month.