Japan car rentals

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5 Dec — 12 Dec
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Cheap car hire in Japan

Economy$39/day
Compact$44/day
Intermediate$67/day
Standard$106/day
People mover$113/day
Mini$37/day
Passenger van$100/day
Compact estate car$75/day
Intermediate estate car$79/day
Standard estate car$96/day
Intermediate SUV$100/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Car hire directory

  • nissan

    Nissan Rent-A-Car car hire locations in Japan

    118 Locations

  • times

    Times car hire locations in Japan

    110 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in Japan

    89 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in Japan

    80 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in Japan

    69 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Japan

    64 Locations

  • national

    National car hire locations in Japan

    50 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car hire locations in Japan

    46 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise car hire locations in Japan

    44 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car hire locations in Japan

    34 Locations

  • nippon

    Nippon Rent-A-Car car hire locations in Japan

    28 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Japan

    13 Locations

Top tips for hiring a car in Japan

  • While public transportation inside and between cities is usually efficient, there are some areas of the country where it is greatly beneficial to have a rental car—Hokkaido, for example, or the beaches of Okinawa (not to mention the Mt. Asu volcano) are all best accessed by road.
  • Japan has an extensive system of toll roads, which can be paid for in many different ways. Besides the regular cash and credit card payment booths, drivers who rent a car in Japan can add an Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) device on to their rental; some companies like Toyota Rent a Car even include them as standard. This allows you to pass through the toll system without paying on the spot. All tolls are added together and paid to the rental company when the car is returned.
  • The law in Japan states that children under 6 must be restrained in an age-appropriate car seat in the rear seats of the vehicle. Car hire agencies generally have baby and child seats for different age categories, which can be booked in advance for an additional fee. Nippon Rent-A-Car, for example, charges approximately ¥540 ($5) per seat per day.
  • While cross-border car rentals are not permitted in Japan, rental agencies have no problem with drivers visiting the different Japanese islands by car ferry. These ferries are a popular way of traveling from island to island but can be quite expensive. In the case of a very long sea journey (e.g., to Rebun or Sado), it may in fact be cheaper to drop off your car at the ferry port and pick up a new one on the other side.

FAQs about hiring a car in Japan

The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 24 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car hires listed or dates of travel. Some hire car providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the website of the respective hire car provider.