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Japan Car Hire

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Most popular cities to hire a car in Japan

Compare car hire prices for the most popular cities in the country
Current price range
£38 - £54 per day
CHEAPEST CITY IN JAPAN Ishigaki 19% cheaper Car hire in Ishigaki is usually the cheapest in Japan at £38 per day on average.
MOST EXPENSIVE CITY IN JAPAN Osaka 15% more expensive Osaka usually has the highest-priced car hire rates in Japan, with rentals averaging £54 per day.
MOST POPULAR CITY IN JAPAN Tokyo 86% more users visited More momondo users search for car hire in Tokyo than any other region in Japan.

Car hire companies in Japan

Below is a list of every nation-wide car hire agency, how many locations they have across the country, and what popular cities you can find them in
Times
402 locations
Tokyo £38/day
Osaka £52/day
Fukuoka £34/day
Sapporo £50/day
Nissan Rent-A-Car
360 locations
Tokyo £50/day
Osaka £39/day
Sapporo £55/day
Fukuoka £48/day
Europcar
319 locations
Tokyo £49/day
Fukuoka £46/day
Osaka £77/day
Hiroshima £96/day
Sapporo £52/day
Hertz
214 locations
Tokyo £82/day
Osaka £76/day
Kyoto £111/day

Most popular car hire types

Below are the most popular car hire types in Japan and the cheapest cities in which to rent them
Small
Small

Best value

Ōita

£34/day
Small

No. 1 most popular

Kanazawa

£60/day
Small

No. 2 most popular

Kagoshima

£71/day
Small

No. 3 most popular

Tokyo

£37/day
Small

No. 4 most popular

Sapporo

£40/day
Small

No. 5 most popular

Narita

£44/day
Medium
Medium

Best value

Kagoshima

£54/day
Medium

No. 1 most popular

Kanazawa

£80/day
Medium

No. 2 most popular

Kyoto

£84/day
Medium

No. 3 most popular

Hiroshima

£73/day
Medium

No. 4 most popular

Sapporo

£57/day
Medium

No. 5 most popular

Tokyo

£98/day
SUV
SUV

Best value

Tokyo

£55/day
SUV

No. 1 most popular

Kyoto

£100/day
SUV

No. 2 most popular

Kanazawa

£69/day
Van
Van

Best value

Tokyo

£77/day
Van

No. 1 most popular

Kyoto

£97/day
Van

No. 2 most popular

Fukuoka

£153/day
Van

No. 3 most popular

Wakayama

£160/day
Van

No. 4 most popular

Sapporo

£90/day
Large
Large

Best value

Sapporo

£85/day
Large

No. 1 most popular

Kyoto

£131/day
Large

No. 2 most popular

Tokyo

£112/day
Large

No. 3 most popular

Nagoya

£115/day

Hiring a car in Japan

Before you book your car hire, here are a few tips and rules you should know about driving in Japan

What is the cheapest car hire agency in Japan?

Nissan Rent-A-Car tends to have the cheapest cars for hire in Japan. Users can often find prices for as low as £28/day when booking through Nissan Rent-A-Car. You are more likely to find car rental deals through Nissan Rent-A-Car for less than the average national price of £55/day. These prices may be different depending on the type of car you hire and the city you hire it in.

What is the most popular car hire agency in Japan?

At the moment, the most popular car hire company in Japan is Times. 2 users have given Times an average review score of 8.8 out of 10 for their customer service and high-quality rental cars. In the past month, 35% of users selected Times for their car hire while visiting Japan.

What car hire company in Japan has the most locations?

Times is the car hire company in Japan that currently has the most locations. With 402 car rental centres across the country, you should have no issue finding one of their locations at your destination. Times tends to have locations in the top must-see cities across Japan. Tokyo, for example, has 20 Times locations.

What side of the road do people in Japan drive on?

Whether you hire or own a car in Japan, you are required by law to drive on the left. Keep in mind that if you do not feel comfortable driving on this side of the road, you can always call a taxi or opt for a ride share.

How good are the roads in Japan?

As of 2019, Japan ranked 8 out of 137 countries for road quality. Japan received a road quality score of 6, which is based on a scale of 1 to 7, with 7 being the best possible score.

What is the drink driving limit in Japan?

The highest Blood Alcohol Concentration you can have in Japan while still legally able to operate a vehicle is 1.43 mg/l. However, some regions or cities within Japan might have different BAC limits, so it’s important to do your research before you travel. Note that the legal drinking age in Japan is 20. Steeper penalties will be given to those driving a vehicle who are under the legal drinking age.

What is the most popular type of car to hire in Japan?

A Economy is the most popular type of car hire for those travelling to Japan. According to our data, 36% of our users preferred a Economy over any other car type. This may be due to the activities they have planned and what the weather conditions are like in their destination city. When renting a Economy in Japan, you can expect to pay £28 per day on average.

How much does petrol cost in Japan?

As of last week, the average price of petrol in Japan was £0.92 per litre. If you’re looking to hire a car on a budget, consider a country with lower fuel prices such as Kuwait which has an average price of £0.26 per litre. Hong Kong is another great country to visit if you aren’t worried about petrol prices, which tend to be around £1.70 per litre as of last week.

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