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Kyoto car hires from $78

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Kyoto with a pick-up date of 20/6 and drop-off date of 27/6. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Economy$78/day
Mini$82/day
Passenger van$168/day
Intermediate SUV$175/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Kyoto

  • One of the key things about car hire in Kyoto is it gives you the opportunity to travel further out and explore nearby cities and sights without trying to figure out how to do it using public transport. You can take time out to drive to the formidable Kitayama Mountains or head down to Wakayama, Kii Peninsula. Osaka, Nara and Kobe are also located close by, and a trip in a Kyoto car hire is a good way to save on taxi fares and time.
  • Airport car hire in Kyoto isn't possible, but there is car hire available at the nearest international airport, Osaka International (ITM), which is around 1h 20min away from the city by car. You'll find the international car hire desks at Kansai at the Aeroplaza, which is about a 3-minute walk from Terminal 1. Head along the 2F connection passage. Nippon Rent-A-Car is one of the most widely used companies and provides a wide range of choices for you.
  • A couple of things to be aware of when driving inside Kyoto, traffic can be very busy and driving short distances end up taking longer than expected. The streets can be narrow with plenty of pedestrians, so you'll need to keep your eyes peeled. Honking is popular in Kyoto to signal cars passing and to tell pedestrians not to walk. If you're trying to travel during peak hours or on weekends, it's recommended that you rather walk around or use public transport in the city centre.
  • One of the hardest things about driving in Kyoto is finding parking, especially during peak hours or over the weekend. If you're driving in the city during peak hours, be aware of pedestrians and expect to be stuck in traffic jams. If you're in the city centre, it's definitely easier to move around using public transport. Another thing to be aware of while driving in the city is bicycles and scooters. Locals use the road like they're driving a car and you'll be expected to give way to them.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Kyoto for $88 or less
  • Book your car hire in Kyoto at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate hire cars in Kyoto are around 23% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Kyoto

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Kyoto?

    On average a car hire in Kyoto costs $128 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Kyoto?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at ORIX Rent a Car ($78/day), Nissan Rent-A-Car ($82/day) and Toyota Rent a Car ($82/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at ORIX Rent a Car 601-8411 京都府 京都市南区西九条北ノ内町13-1 WAKATOビル地下1F, Wakato bldg, 13-1 Nishi Kujo Kitanouchi-cho, Kyoto 601-8411, Kyoto (Kyoto), Japan null (3 kilometres from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Kyoto?

    The average price of fuel in Kyoto is $6.43 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $77 and $103, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Kyoto?

    Intermediate (Nissan X-Trail or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Kyoto.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Kansai Intl airport (KIX)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Kansai Intl airport include Europcar, Times, ORIX Rent a Car, Nissan Rent-A-Car, Alamo, Hertz, Yesaway, Nippon Rent-A-Car and Jo Cars Rental.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Itami airport (ITM)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Itami airport include Times, ORIX Rent a Car, Nissan Rent-A-Car, Alamo, Hertz, Nippon Rent-A-Car, Jo Cars Rental and Avis.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Kobe airport (UKB)?

    The only car hire company onsite at Kobe airport is Europcar.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Kansai Intl airport (KIX)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Kansai Intl airport to off-airport locations include Europcar, Times, ORIX Rent a Car, Nissan Rent-A-Car, Hertz and Nippon Rent-A-Car.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Itami airport (ITM)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Itami airport to off-airport locations include Times, ORIX Rent a Car, Nissan Rent-A-Car and Hertz.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Kobe airport (UKB)?

    The only car hire company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Kobe airport to off-airport locations is Europcar.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Kyoto?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Kyoto?

    An Intermediate car hire in Kyoto costs $177 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Kyoto?

    A Compact car hire in Kyoto costs $133 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car hire cost in Kyoto?

    A Full Size car hire in Kyoto costs $131 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular car hire location in Kyoto?

    In Kyoto, cars are most frequently hired at Times 3-4-8 Hotarugaike Higashimachi, Toyonaka (38 km from city centre ).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Kyoto?

    On average a car hire in Kyoto costs $893 per week ($128 per day).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in Kyoto?

    On average a car hire in Kyoto costs $3,826 per month ($128 per day).

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Kyoto?

    Because of the narrow streets in some places and the heavy traffic during peak times, it's recommended that your car hire in Kyoto is a small compact or mini model rather than anything larger. These are usually more fuel efficient and much easier to navigate, which will make driving easier in the city. If you need more space, stick to sedans that aren't very wide. Some of the popular choices in Kyoto include the Ford Focus, Nissan Fuga and Fiat Panda.

  • What’s the speed limit in Kyoto?

    Kyoto road rules are the same as those across Japan, which you'll need to be aware of for longer journeys. Inside the city limits of Kyoto, the speed limit ranges between 30 km/h and 50 km/h and you'll need to look out for signposts letting you know what it is. Outside of the city and in more rural areas, the limit is 80 km/h, while the main highways in Japan are capped at 100 km/h. Bear in mind, that many of the locals don't pay attention to these rules and tend to drive a little faster.

  • Where are the best places to park in Kyoto?

    Parking in Kyoto is notoriously difficult to find, especially close to the city centre. You'll need to keep your eyes open for parking garages. These usually have signs outside stating how much space is available and what the costs are. Unfortunately, there is very little chance of finding free parking in the city. If you're able to, consider finding a hotel near the city centre with free parking and keep your vehicle there for minor trips in Kyoto. Reserve your car for longer trips exploring the rest of the country.

Kyoto car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

7.5

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.5

Value for money

7.0

6 locations in Kyoto

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11 2 Magohashicho Sakyoku

+81 75 762 0115

Monday08:00 - 20:00
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22 Mieido-cho

+81 753 420 100

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31-1 Higashikujo Kamitonodacho

+81 75 682 0800

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448-46 Kajii-cho

+81 75 211 0100

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47 2 Kaguraden Oguracho

+81 774 24 0100

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Nishiojidori Sanjyoagaru

+81 75 811 1100

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2.0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing!

Cons:

I reserved a minivan (Toyota Verso) through the Kayak website, and when I arrived at the pick-up location (Osaka Kansai Airport) they only had small cars available that weren’t suitable for my 6 person family. That would have forced us to rent two cars, which would have doubled the price. They blamed it on Kayak for false advertisement, because that location doesn’t even have minivans in their inventory. We chose to cancel both reservations (28 March and 02 April), and take a bus instead which was way cheaper than renting two small cars. Not sure I will ever make travel arrangements through Kayak again due to this fiasco.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2023

KAYAK
Tout était parfait. Peut-être un peu plus d´explications sur l´usage du gps nous auraient été utiles.

1 out of 1

Alamo

6.0

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

One location in Kyoto

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9 Nakatonoda Cho Higashi 9 Jo

+81 75 681 0311

Monday07:00 - 22:00
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2.0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
the rental required an international driving license which is very rare and wasn't disclosed when I made the booking. as a result, I was not able to rent the car

1 out of 1

Nissan Rent-A-Car

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

4 locations in Kyoto

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Kyoto Ekimae

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Kyoto Shinkansen Ekimae

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Shijo Karasumaru Station

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京都府京都市南区西九条北ノ内町42-13

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ORIX Rent a Car

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

Best rated

5 locations in Kyoto

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20-1 Kamitoba Minami Hokotate-cho, Minami Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

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600-8494 京都府京都市下京区四条通西洞院西入傘鉾町55, 55 Shijo-dori Nishinotoin Nishiiru Kasahoko-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-city, Kyoto 600-8494, Kyoto (Kyoto), Japan

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601-8411 京都府 京都市南区西九条北ノ内町13-1 WAKATOビル地下1F, Wakato bldg, 13-1 Nishi Kujo Kitanouchi-cho, Kyoto 601-8411, Kyoto (Kyoto), Japan

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604-8426 京都府京都市中京区西ノ京船塚町18-8, 18-8 Nishinokyo Funazuka-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8426, Kyoto (Kyoto), Japan

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京都府 京都市南区西九条北ノ内町13-1 Wakatoビル地下1f

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National

10.0

Wonderful

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One location in Kyoto

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9 Nakatonoda Cho Higashi 9 Jo

+81 75 681 0311

Monday07:00 - 22:00
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Nippon Rent-A-Car

8.0

Very Good

No reviews available

9 locations in Kyoto

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24 Saiin Kamiimada-cho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

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24 Saninkamiimada-cho, Ukyo-ku

+81 75 313 1199

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556-1 Toraya-cho, Karasumaoike kudaru, Nakagyo-ku

+81 75 211 3010

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6 Shimogamominaminonogami-cho

+81 75 723 0919

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614 Higashi Shiokoji-cho, Shiokoji-dori Karasuma Nishi-iru, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

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64 Higashi Kujo Muromachi Minami-ku Kyoto-shi Kyoto

+81 75 681 0311

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9 Nakatonoda-cho, Higashikujo, Minami-ku,Kyoto-shi,Kyoto

+81 756 810 311

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Gosho-Hachiman-cho, Kamidachiuri-sagaru, Karasuma-dori Street, Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

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Kyoto Kyoto-shi 614 Higashi-shiokoji-cho, Shimogyo-ku

+81 753 440 919

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Europcar

7.9

Good

No reviews available

Cheapest deal
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6 locations in Kyoto

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Go To Times Car Rental Counter

+81 753 156 003

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Go To Times Car Rental Counter

+81 756 054 747

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Go To Times Car Rental Counter

+81 75 681 7779

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Go To Times Car Rental Counter

+81 752 547 979

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Go To Times Car Rental Counter

+81 75 361 0201

Monday09:00 - 18:00
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Multi Media B2f, 590-2 Higashishiok

+81 75 353 1313

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.8

Good

No reviews available

One location in Kyoto

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9 Nakatonoda-cho, Higashi-9-jo

+81 75 681 0311

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
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Times

7.4

Good

No reviews available

7 locations in Kyoto

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1 Kisshoin Mukaida Nishi-cho. Minami-ku

+81 753 156 003

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155-1 Mori-cho Fushimi-ku

+81 756 054 747

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23-3 Higashi Kujo Kami Tonoda-cho, Minami-ku

+81 756 817 779

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678 Nishiki-dori, Karasuma higashihairu, Motohonenji-cho, Nakagyo-ku

+81 752 547 979

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811 Hongakuji Mae-cho, Kawara-machi Nishi Iru

+81 753 610 201

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B2F,590-2 Karasuma-dori Higashi Shiokoji-cho Shimogyo-ku

+81 753 531 313

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京都府京都市下京区五条通河原町西入本覚寺前町811, 811 Hongakujimaecho

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Sixt

7.2

Good

No reviews available

3 locations in Kyoto

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13-1NishiKujo Kitanouchicho B1

+81 75 681 0543

Monday08:00 - 20:00
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18-8 Nishinokyo Funazuka-cho

+81 758 031 685

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55 Shijo-dori Nishinotoin Nish

+81 75 257 4800

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keddy by Europcar

6.3

Okay

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6 locations in Kyoto

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Go To Times Car Rental Counter, 1 Kisshoin Mukaida Nishi-Cho

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Go To Times Car Rental Counter, 42-2 Kasaboko-Cho Shimogyo-Ku

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Go To Times Car Rental Counter, 811 Hongakuji Mae-Cho

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Go To Times Car Rental Counter- 155-1 Mouri Cho Fushimi

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Kyoto Railway Shinkansen, 23-3 Kamitonoda-cho,higashi-kyujyou

+81 75 681 7779

Monday08:00 - 20:00
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Kyoto Station (yodobashi Camera), Ojicho Karasumadori 7-jo Sagaru

+81 75 353 1313

Monday08:00 - 20:00
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Toyota Rent a Car

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21 locations in Kyoto

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103-31, Tanaka Monzen-cho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture 1f Dorusu Hyakumanben

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11-2 Magobashi-cho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

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11-2 Magohashi-cho, Sakyo-ku

+81 75 762 0115

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17 Kisshoinmaegawara-cho, Minami-ku

+81 75 315 0100

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22 Mieido-cho, Shimogyo-ku

+81 75 342 0100

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23 Nishinokyo Sanjobo-cho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

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33 Daigokawakubo-cho, Fushimi-ku

+81 75 575 0100

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55 Goryo Otsuhata-cho, Yamashina Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

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8-11 Fukakusa Nishiura-cho, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

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8-11 Fukakusanishiura-cho, Fushimi-ku

+81 75 645 0100

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Dorusu Hyakumamben 1F 103-31 Tanakamonzen-cho, Sakyo-ku

+81 75 702 8100

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Horikawadori Kitaoji Sagaru 69-70 Murasakinonishigoshoden-cho, Kita-ku

+81 75 415 0120

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Kitaojidori Shirakawa Nishi Iru 14 Ichijojikinomoto-cho, Sakyo-ku

+81 75 712 0100

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La Garu Choshi Bldg. 1F 33-1 Kawashimachoshi-cho, Nishikyo-ku

+81 75 383 0100

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Mikurumadori Seiwain Sagaru 448-46 Kajii-cho, Kamigyo-ku

+81 75 211 0100

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Nishihorikawadori Sanjo Agaru Nishigawa 503-1 Anenishihorikawa-cho, Nakagyo-ku

+81 75 813 8200

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Nishiojidori Sanjo Agaru 23 Nishinokyosanjobo-cho, Nakagyo-ku

+81 75 811 1100

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Shirokawanishi-iru, Kitaoji-dori Street, 14, Ichijoji Kinomoto-cho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

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Sotokan Sanjo Nishi Iru Kyoto Yakkadai Mae 55 Misasagiotsubata-cho, Yamashina-ku

+81 75 502 0100

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The west side of Sanjo agaru, Nishihorikawa-dori Street, 503-1 Anenishihorikawa-cho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

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[京都駅新幹線口店] 601-8002 京都府京都市南区東九条上殿田町31-1, 31-1 Higashikujo kamitonoda-cho, Minami-ku, Kyoto-City, Kyoto 601-8002, Kyoto (Kyoto), Japan

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Shouqi

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2 locations in Kyoto

Locations in Kyoto

Go To Times Car Rental Counter 23-3 Kamitonoda-cho

+81 75 681 7779

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Go To Times Car Rental Counter 811 Hongakuji Mae-cho

+81 75 361 0201

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Sunnycars

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2 locations in Kyoto

Locations in Kyoto

811 Hongakuji Mae-cho

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9 Nakatonoda Cho Higashi 9 Jo, Minami ku

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JR RENT-A-CAR WEST

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Locations in Kyoto

940 Higashishiokōjichō, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto

+81 75 371 3020

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RAKURAKU Rental Car

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Locations in Kyoto

8-3 Higashishiokoji Kamadonocho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto

+81 80 5689 8363

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Super Discount

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Locations in Kyoto

1 Higashikujō Nishisannōchō, Minami Ward, Kyoto, Japan

+81 80 7037 2337

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5 travellers who hired a car in Kyoto gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.2

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Most popular agency

Europcar

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$128/day

Good deal

$88/day

When to book a car hire in Kyoto

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Kyoto car hire information

Pick-up locationKyoto
Car typesEconomy, Intermediate SUV, Mini, Passenger van
Hire locations80
Airport locations0
Popular agenciesNissan Rent-A-Car, ORIX Rent a Car, Toyota Rent a Car