Car Hire in Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture

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Kyoto, Japan
19 Aug — 26 Aug
Same drop-off
Kyoto, Japan
Fri 19/8
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Fri 26/8
Noon
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Important information about Kyoto car hire

If you decide on car hire in Kyoto with the hopes of crossing the border, you may run into a few issues. Cross-border car hire in Japan is typically only allowed when travelling to other Japanese islands. If you wish to cross the border into South Korea, you'll probably need to hire another car once you cross the border. Regardless, be sure to check with your hire company before driving your Kyoto car hire out of Kyoto. You will need to chat to the hire company to find out about additional charges you may incur from an insurance side, as well as whether there will be additional fees at the border. If you're visiting other Japanese islands, you will need to put your vehicle on a ferry boat, which will generally cost a fair amount. The ferries are a popular way to travel for many visitors and locals alike, but they can be expensive. Chances are, it will serve you better to leave your car at the border and choose a different hire once you reach the island.

In most cases, when collecting a car hire in Kyoto, a credit card will be required. This is generally for security purposes and to ensure that the company can put a holding charge on your card to serve as a deposit for the car. This amount won't come off your card unless there is irreparable damage to the car that insurance won't cover. There are, however, a couple of hire companies that may allow the use of a debit card. Europcar is known to allow debit cards in certain locations, as is Hertz. It's recommended that you use a credit card though. When using a debit card, you're likely to pay a much higher exchange rate and you could end up paying a lot more than usual on the pre-authorisation costs when collecting your car. One thing is certain, you will need a card of some sort to pay for a cheap car rental in Kyoto, as cash will not be accepted, for security purposes. Please also keep in mind that the name on the card should be the same as one of the drivers’ present.

After booking your car hire in Kyoto online, we suggest familiarising yourself with the rules of the road in Japan, as their road rules are heavily enforced. To start with, they drive on the left-hand side of the road in Japan, so if you're used to driving on the right, we suggest taking some time to get used to the controls of the car before leaving the hire branch. Avoid using roads with signs that say "Road Closed", "Cyclists and Pedestrians Only" or "No Entry" in the city. If you're travelling on one of the divided national expressways, you can normally expect a speed limit of 100 km/h (62 mph). The speed limit is 60 km/h (37 mph) for any other roads, unless specifically stated otherwise. There are some sections of Shin-Tomei Expressway and Tohoku Expressway that have a speed limit of 120 km/h (75 mph).

Picking up a Kyoto car hire is as easy as can be expected. Upon arrival as a foreigner, you will need to have a valid driving licence issued in your own country as well as an international driving permit. You will also need to have your reservation confirmation details with you and a passport or other form of identification. Lastly, you'll need a credit or debit card with the driver's name on it.


Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture car hire deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in Kyoto that's right for you

Small cars

£40 - £110

All Car Types

£40 - £181

The average price of a Small hire in Kyoto, Japan is £63. The cheapest time to hire a Small in Kyoto, Japan is in January. The price is 37% lower than the rest of the year at just £40 per day. A Small car hire is typically 25% less expensive than the average car hire in Kyoto. The average price of a car hire in Kyoto can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a Medium hire in Kyoto, Japan is £39. The cheapest time to hire a Medium in Kyoto, Japan is in October. The price is 0% lower than the rest of the year at just £56 per day. A Medium car hire is typically 53% less expensive than the average car hire in Kyoto. The average price of a car hire in Kyoto can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a Large hire in Kyoto, Japan is £75. The cheapest time to hire a Large in Kyoto, Japan is in March. The price is 0% lower than the rest of the year at just £81 per day. A Large car hire is typically 11% less expensive than the average car hire in Kyoto. The average price of a car hire in Kyoto can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a Van hire in Kyoto, Japan is £91. The cheapest time to hire a Van in Kyoto, Japan is in March. The price is 0% lower than the rest of the year at just £125 per day. A Van car hire is typically 8% more expensive than the average car hire in Kyoto. The average price of a car hire in Kyoto can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.


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Quick facts about car hire in Kyoto

Get the overview on great hire deals, popular car hire companies, and best car types for your visit in Kyoto

Most Popular Agency

Nissan Rent-A-Car

Popular Car Types

Economy, Mini, Compact

Cheapest Hire Car

£36

Most Popular Model

Hyundai Accent
The most popular Kyoto car hire agency found on momondo this month is Nissan Rent-A-Car. Other top choices for car hire companies are Alamo and Times
The following car types were offered at car hire companies in Kyoto in the past 72 hours: Economy, Mini, Compact.
The lowest price for a car hire in Kyoto is £36/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from £54/day.
The most popular car model to hire in Kyoto in the past 7 days is the Hyundai Accent. Our users also prefer the Class Economy Car as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular car hire locations in Kyoto

Nearby attractions:

Arashiyama46.9 mi
Nishiki Market49.9 mi
Gion50.1 mi
Yasaka Shrine50.3 mi

Nearby attractions:

Yasaka Shrine59.0 mi
Gion59.2 mi
Nishiki Market59.7 mi
Arashiyama65.3 mi

Nearby attractions:

Arashiyama20.2 mi
Nishiki Market24.0 mi
Gion24.3 mi
Yasaka Shrine24.5 mi

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Driving with a car hire in Kyoto - FAQs

Learn everything there is to know about hiring a car in Kyoto so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

The cheapest car hire provider in Kyoto is Nissan Rent-A-Car, with an average daily rate of £68 from its 3 locations in Kyoto. The absolute cheapest deal momondo users have found at Nissan Rent-A-Car in Kyoto is £34.

A Standard is the ideal car to hire when visiting Kyoto in September. On average, Kyoto receives 127 mm of precipitation and temperatures hover around 16 °C during the month of September. These conditions are well-suited for a Standard size car, which can easily handle a bit of rain and even hold up well when temperatures fall. Hiring a Standard in Kyoto will cost you £153/day on average.

40 mph is the city speed limit for Kyoto, which also applies to surrounding towns and other urban centres. The suburban speed limit and the speed limit for motorways around Kyoto are 50 mph and 75 mph, respectively. If you hire a car in Kyoto, be aware that these speed limits may be strictly enforced.

Those looking for a hire car in Kyoto during the month of August should expect temperatures to be around 27 °C and should expect around 147 mm of precipitation. This information can be helpful when choosing which car you’d like to rent.

Those looking to hire a car in Kyoto for a road trip to the surrounding areas, please know the weather in Kyoto Prefecture during the month of August usually is around 27 °C with 147 mm of possible rain.


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Free cancellation is a policy that can be filtered on momondo car hire searches for Kyoto and all other locations. Availability may vary by location.

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