|Car types||Compact, Economy, Intermediate, Mini, Passenger van, People mover, Standard|
|Popular agencies||Times, Nissan Rent-A-Car, Hertz, Avis, ORIX Rent a Car|
Due to traffic congestion and tight parking, Tokyo is perfectly suited to compact car models. Smaller makes can manoeuvre around corners easily and squeeze into gaps on the road. 4x4 hire cars with tyre chains are recommended if there is a heavy snow forecast and you are planning on leaving the CBD.
The majority of urban streets throughout the city are set at 40 km/h. Dual carriageways range from 50–60 km/h and motorways (toll roads) have a maximum of 70 km/h.
Metered parking limited to between 1–2h is available on most streets throughout Tokyo and costs roughly ¥ 200 (A$ 2.70) per 30min. DECKS Tokyo Beach has undercover, all-day parking available for about ¥ 1.500 (A$ 20). Shin-Tokyo Building Parking is in the centre of the city and offers 24h spaces for around ¥ 5.600 (A$ 75). On-street parking around Yoyogi Park is free on Sundays but you need to arrive in the morning to secure a spot.
On average a car hire in Tokyo costs $88 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Hertz ($49/day), Nippon Rent-A-Car ($59/day) and Times ($67/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Hertz 2-17-7 Minamicho 185-0021 (26 kilometres from the city centre).
The average price of fuel in Tokyo is $6.50 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $78 and $104, depending on the car size.
Compact (Class Compact Van or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Tokyo.
Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.
A Compact car hire in Tokyo costs $138 per day, on average.
A Full Size car hire in Tokyo costs $134 per day, on average.
An Economy car hire in Tokyo costs $88 per day, on average.
In Tokyo, cars are most frequently hired at Times 529-80 Tokko, Narita-shi (55 km from city centre ).
On average a car hire in Tokyo costs $613 per week ($88 per day).
On average a car hire in Tokyo costs $2,627 per month ($88 per day).
It is necessary in Japan for any children under the age of six to be seated in a child car seat. The recommendation is to use rear-facing seats for children who are under the age of two (or under 9 kg) and a forward-facing seat for children under the age of four and who weigh less than 18 kg. A booster seat is recommended for children up to the age of eight. When looking into cheap car hire in Tokyo, it is advisable to book the child seat in advance.
The minimum legal age to hire a car in Tokyo is 18, and you need to hold either a valid international driving permit or a Japanese driving licence. It is important to note that you can only apply for an international driving permit while outside of Japan, and it is only valid for a year.
17 locations in Tokyo
Locations in Tokyo
16 locations in Tokyo
Locations in Tokyo