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Japan Car Rentals

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Most popular cities to rent a car in Japan

Compare car rental prices for the most popular cities in the country
Current Price Range
$51 - $72 per day
CHEAPEST CITY IN JAPAN Ishigaki 19% cheaper Car rentals in Ishigaki are usually the cheapest in Japan at $51 per day on average.
MOST EXPENSIVE CITY IN JAPAN Osaka 15% more expensive Osaka usually has the highest priced car rentals in Japan with rentals averaging $72 per day.
MOST POPULAR CITY IN JAPAN Tokyo 85% more users visited More momondo users search for car rentals in Tokyo than any other region in Japan.

Rental car companies in Japan

Below is a list of every nation-wide car rental agency, how many locations they have across the country, and what popular cities you can find them in
Times
402 locations
Tokyo $60/day
Osaka $67/day
Fukuoka $46/day
Sapporo $55/day
Nissan Rent-A-Car
360 locations
Tokyo $60/day
Osaka $56/day
Sapporo $47/day
Fukuoka $44/day
Sendai $76/day
Europcar
319 locations
Tokyo $75/day
Fukuoka $63/day
Osaka $70/day
Hiroshima $146/day
Sapporo $67/day
Hertz
214 locations
Tokyo $102/day
Osaka $111/day
Yokohama $118/day
Nagoya $71/day
Kyoto $118/day
National
103 locations
Tokyo $64/day
Osaka $64/day
Sapporo $65/day
Fukuoka $64/day

Most popular types of rental cars

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

Best value

Chitose

$49/day
Small

#1 Most popular

Kanazawa

$75/day
Small

#2 Most popular

Narita

$60/day
Small

#3 Most popular

Hiroshima

$86/day
Small

#4 Most popular

Ōita

$73/day
Small

#5 Most popular

Nagasaki

$70/day
Medium
Medium

Best value

Chitose

$52/day
Medium

#1 Most popular

Kanazawa

$101/day
Medium

#2 Most popular

Narita

$107/day
Medium

#3 Most popular

Kagoshima

$99/day
Medium

#4 Most popular

Fukuoka

$106/day
Medium

#5 Most popular

Hiroshima

$92/day
Van
Van

Best value

Narita

$115/day
Van

#1 Most popular

Kagoshima

$150/day
Van

#2 Most popular

Hiroshima

$168/day
Van

#3 Most popular

Tokyo

$158/day
Large
Large

Best value

Kanazawa

$119/day
Large

#1 Most popular

Narita

$131/day
Large

#2 Most popular

Hiroshima

$163/day
Large

#3 Most popular

Kagoshima

$194/day
Large

#4 Most popular

Tokyo

$166/day
Large

#5 Most popular

Fukuoka

$211/day
SUV
SUV

Best value

Narita

$76/day
SUV

#1 Most popular

Kanazawa

$105/day
SUV

#2 Most popular

Sapporo

$87/day

Renting a car in Japan

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

What is the cheapest rental car agency in Japan?

At the moment, the cheapest car rental agency in Japan is ORIX Rent a Car, through whom users can find deals for as low as $36 per day. Users who book a rental car with ORIX Rent a Car tend to find prices that are lower than the $67 per day national average. Keep in mind that prices may vary depending on where you are renting, how many days you rent for, and the type of rental car you choose.

What is the most popular rental car agency in Japan?

According to our data, Times is the most popular rental car company in Japan. In the past month, 29% of users selected Times for their rental car needs. 2 of our users have reviewed their experience with Times during their stay in Japan, giving the agency an average review of 5.6 out of 10.

What car rental company in Japan has the most locations?

Times has more car rental locations within Japan than any other agency. With 402 locations scattered throughout the country, you are bound to find one of their rental car centers either at your destination airport or within the city. Consider visiting Tokyo, the most popular city in Japan. Times has a large presence here with over 20 locations - many of which can be found within the airport and city center.

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

Whether you rent 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?

Japan has a road quality score of 6 on a scale of 1 to 7, where 1 is the lowest rated score. This puts Japan at 8 out of 137 countries for road conditions. You may find that depending on where you travel within Japan that the road quality will vary.

What is the drinking and driving limit in Japan?

The drinking and driving limit in Japan is 0.03%. Regions and cities within Japan might have their own local drinking and driving laws on top of the country-wide mandated law, so be sure to check before booking your rental car. If you are younger than 20, which is the legal drinking age in Japan, then you may face strict penalties if you are caught drinking and driving. Keep in mind that it is never a good idea to drink and drive no matter how old you are.

What is the most popular type of rental car in Japan?

A Economy is the most popular type of rental car for those traveling to Japan. According to our data, 35% 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 $40 per day on average.

How much does gasoline cost in Japan?

On average, the price of gas last week in Japan was $4.66 per gallon. If you’re looking to rent a car on a budget, consider a country with lower fuel prices such as Kuwait which has an average price of $1.29 per gallon. Hong Kong is another great country to visit if you aren’t worried about gas prices, which tend to be around $8.56 per gallon as of last week.

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