Osaka car hire

Osaka car hire

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Osaka, Japan
9 Dec — 16 Dec
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Osaka car hire information

Pick-up locationOsaka
Hire locations109
Airport locations21

Osaka car hire reviews and directory

From $84/dayRated no. 1
Europcar
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
10 locations in Osaka
Europcar
Locations in Osaka
  • 10
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10.0 Excellent16 Apr. 2017
a great rental experienceRenting a car in Japan is a little adventurous, if only because one drives on the left and directions in Japanese are not so easy to follow if one doesn't speak and read that language. That is why having the rental car company switch the built-in GPS to English without extra cost and even without getting asked is a significant customer service achievement! The vehicle was ready at the appointed time, it took very little time to complete the paperwork (I had done this before, and the agent spoke just enough English for everything but to be smooth), and the return was equally unproblematic. I can highly recommend Times Car Rental.There were no problems of any kind.
From $104/dayRated no. 2
Hertz
6 Good (1 review)
10 locations in Osaka
Hertz
Locations in Osaka
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Recent reviews
6.0 Good7 Feb. 2018
Got lost, called in via international roaming and they still insistedThe car is good for cityI called in using an international mobile to mention i will be 30mins late as the GPS (in Japanese) took me to another route and they said yes yes and ok on the phone but when we arrived they insisted to charge me for 30 mins. This is a first for me with Hertz.
From $94/dayRated no. 3
Times
Most popular
2 Mediocre (1 review)
17 locations in Osaka
Times
Locations in Osaka
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From $61/day
Nissan Rent-A-Car
19 locations in Osaka
Nissan Rent-A-Car
Locations in Osaka
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
11 locations in Osaka
Sunnycars
Locations in Osaka
Recent reviews
keddy by Europcar
10 locations in Osaka
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Osaka
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Alamo
7 locations in Osaka
Alamo
Locations in Osaka
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National
7 locations in Osaka
National
Locations in Osaka
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Enterprise
6 locations in Osaka
Enterprise
Locations in Osaka
Recent reviews
Sixt
6 locations in Osaka
Sixt
Locations in Osaka
Recent reviews
Nippon Rent-A-Car
2 locations in Osaka
Nippon Rent-A-Car
Locations in Osaka
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From $59/day
ORIX Rent a Car
Cheapest deal
2 locations in Osaka
ORIX Rent a Car
Locations in Osaka
Recent reviews
Nico Nico Rent-a-Car
1 location in Osaka
Nico Nico Rent-a-Car
Locations in Osaka
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Toyota Rent a Car
1 location in Osaka
Toyota Rent a Car
Locations in Osaka
Recent reviews
3 travellers who hired a car in Osaka gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.0

Car hire locations in or near Osaka

Good to know

Most popular agency

Times

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$141/day

Good deal

$85/day

When to book a car hire in Osaka

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Top tips for hiring a car in Osaka

  • Hire a car in Osaka to escape the city rush at your discretion and visit rural destinations in the Kansai region, as well as make your transport from and to the airport more smooth. Trains are busy throughout the day in Osaka and it can be stressful navigating crowded carriages if you are travelling with lots of luggage. It’s possible to drive to the peak of Mount Kongō in roughly 1h 15min; however, to reach it by public transport, you must changeover in Kawachinagano and set aside around 1h 45min. The Tōdai-ji temple is another attraction best accessed with a hire car, as trains and buses require about 1h 30min while driving directly takes only 40min.
  • The reception desks of Nippon Rent-A-Car, Nissan Rent-A-Car and Times are located in the Aeroplaza at Kansai International Airport (KIX). Quickly reached by a 3min walk from Terminal 1, the counters are opposite Lawson Station. Shuttle buses are available from Terminal 2, with the hire vehicles directly next to the Aeroplaza. Itami Airport (ITM) has car hire offices on the far left-hand side of the North Terminal building as you exit. Shuttle services are provided to take you to your hire car, which is a 3min drive away.
  • An International Driver's Permit must be obtained to drive in Japan, and this should be organised before leaving Australia as it cannot be issued overseas. Using GPS navigation is crucial unless you can read Japanese as very few of the road signs are written in English. Cars must come to a complete stop when approaching a railway crossing and check for approaching trains, even if the boom gates are up. Most highways are tolled (indicated by green signage) with charges calculated by the distance you drive on the highway.
  • Rush hour is at its peak between 07:00–10:00 and 14:00–19:00 in Osaka, though congestion on roads is prevalent all day. Traffic on Hanshin Motorway is often backed up and causes delays. Apply caution when driving in Osaka during winter as roads can become slippery due to snow.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Osaka for $85 or less
  • Book your car hire in Osaka at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hires in Osaka are around 34% cheaper than other car types, on average

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