We compare rental car prices and car rental from several companies in all popular destinations in Japan, and find the best prices on rental cars. Search for and book in cities and communities such as, Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, Kobe, Kyoto, Fukuoka, Kawasaki, Saitama, Hiroshima, Yono, Sendai, Kitakyushu. We list prices from companies that are safe and quality assured so that there will not be any problems when you arrive.
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Info about Japan
Japan is a country with approximately 127,288,000 inhabitants and is located in Asia. Total surface/area 377,835 km² / 145,883 mi². It is the 6th largest country on Asia when it comes to inhabitants and the 17th largest regarding its surface. The capital is Tokyo which has 8,336,600 inhabitants. It consists of 47 regions/states/counties and the largest are Tokyo, Kanagawa, Ōsaka, Aichi, Saitama, Chiba, Hokkaido, Hyōgo, Fukuoka, Shizuoka, Ibaraki, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Niigata, Miyagi, Nagano, Gifu, Fukushima-ken, Tochigi, Gunma, Okayama, Mie, Kumamoto, Kagoshima, Ehime, Yamaguchi, Okinawa, Nagasaki, Shiga, Nara, Aomori, Iwate, Ishikawa, Oita, Yamagata, Miyazaki, Akita, Toyama, Kagawa, Wakayama, Yamanashi, Saga, Tokushima, Fukui, Kochi and Shimane. Japan is the 10th largest country on when it comes to inhabitants and the 63th largest regarding the surface. Other names for this country is Nihon, Nippon, 日本, Giappone, Japon, Yaponiya. The top five highest mountains are Kita-dake (3193 m / 10,476 ft), Oku-Hotaka-dake (3190 m / 10,466 ft), Aino-dake (3189 m / 10,463 ft), Yariga-take (3180 m / 10,433 ft) and Akaishi-dake (3120 m / 10,236 ft). Sites on internet often have the domain ending .jp. +81 is the country code when you want to make a phone call to the country. The official languages that are used in the country are e.g. Japanese. Top five largest cities are Tokyo (c. 8336600 pop), Yokohama (c. 3574400 pop), Osaka (c. 2592400 pop), Nagoya (c. 2191300 pop), Sapporo (c. 1883000 pop). The official currency is Yen (JPY) and is used to pay your purchases with. Get more suggestions on attractions, culture and tips for destinations to visit during your stay in Japan, and see what the weather is normally like, and find a map.
Japan tourist attractions & activities
Experience an amusement park, water park or theme park, then there are these options, Tokyo Disney Resort, Fuji-Q Highland, Nagashima Spa Land, Arashiyama Monkey Park and Kasai-Rinkai Aquarium. Looking for activities and experiences with the kids? Asahiyama Zoo, Maruyama Dōbutsuen, Fuji Safari Park, Nogeyama Dōbutsuen, Ichihara Zō no Kuni and Ueno Dōbutsuen are aquariums, zoos, animal parks, tropicarium, tropical house and terrarium. Visiting a Zoo with the whole family? A day for wine tasting in Japan? Wineries and wine producers located in Japan are, for example, Soryu Winery Co Ltd, Katsunuma Winery CO LTD, FUJICLAIR WINE, Chateauk Katsunuma, MANNS WINES KATSUNUMA WINERY, Chanmoris, Chateau Mercian, HARAMO WINE, Diamond Winery, Kisvin Winery, IWASAKI WINERY, GRACE WINE, Kurambon Wine, Asaya winery, Chateraise Katsunuma Winery, KINJYO WINE, MARUFUJI WINERY, Chateau Jun and Marquis Winery. It is often possible to stay one night or more at the vineyard.
Cheap car rental with unlimited mileage in Japan
There are many different models and sizes of cars to choose from. Fleet list in Japan: Mini elite, Standard cars (Standard), Intermediate elite, Fullsize elite, Moped, Luxury elite, Cargo van, Small SUV, Intermediate, Mini cars (Mini), Estate, Compact cars (Compact), Special cars (Special), Medium SUV, Small-medium truck-lorry (Small-medium truck), SUV / Jeep (SUV), Economy cars (Economy), 9 seater minivan / Minibus (9 seat minivan), Hybrid cars, Minivan, Large truck-lorry (Large truck), Fullsize cars (Fullsize), Exotic cars (Exotic), Electric cars, 5 seater minivan (5 seat minivan), Compact elite, Premium cars (Premium), Convertible, Luxury cars (Luxury), 7 seater minivan (7 seat minivan), Economy elite. Big cities and popular destinations have more car types to choose from. If you want to rent a luxury car then search at the major airports and the most popular destinations in the major regions such as Tokyo, Kanagawa, Ōsaka, Aichi, Saitama, Chiba, Hokkaido, Hyōgo, Fukuoka, Shizuoka, Ibaraki, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Niigata, Miyagi, Nagano, Gifu, Fukushima-ken, Tochigi, Gunma, Okayama, Mie, Kumamoto, Kagoshima, Ehime, Yamaguchi, Okinawa, Nagasaki, Shiga, Nara, Aomori, Iwate, Ishikawa, Oita, Yamagata, Miyazaki, Akita, Toyama, Kagawa, Wakayama, Yamanashi, Saga, Tokushima, Fukui, Kochi and Shimane etc. It can also be harder to find and book special cars during peak season, if you do not search well in advance, before you need your rental car.
Cars you can rent in Japan are e.g. Fullsize elite, Exotic cars, Special cars, etc. Fullsize cars: e.g. Dodge Charger, Electric cars, Cargo van, etc. Convertible: e.g. Peugeot 307 Convertible, Mazda MX5, Medium SUV, Small-medium truck-lorry, Intermediate elite, etc. SUV / Jeep: e.g. Toyota Land Cruiser, Hyundai Tucson, Mazda CX-5, Kia Sportage, etc. Compact cars: e.g. Ford Focus, Hyundai i20, Nissan Leaf Electric, etc. Economy cars: e.g. Peugeot 206, Renault Captur, Nissan March, Honda Fit Hybrid, etc. Estate: e.g. Skoda Octavia Estate, Ford Focus Estate, Volkswagen Passat Estate, etc. Mini cars: e.g. Hyundai i10, Nissan Dayz, Ford Figo, Mini elite, Moped, Large truck-lorry, etc. 5 seater minivan: e.g. BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, Luxury cars, etc. Standard cars: e.g. Peugeot 508, Mazda 6, Compact elite, Hybrid cars, etc. Intermediate: e.g. Toyota Altis, Volkswagen Jetta, Toyota Prius Hybrid, etc. Minivan: e.g. Hyundai Starex, Nissan Serena Hybrid, Mazda Biante 2.0, Small SUV, etc. 9 seater minivan / Minibus: e.g. Hyundai H1, Luxury elite, Economy elite, etc. Premium cars: e.g. Nissan Fuga Hybrid, Audi A6, etc. 7 seater minivan: e.g. Toyota Previa, Mazda CX9, Opel Zafira, etc. However, in smaller cities and on islands like Kyūshū, Hokkaido, Shikoku, Coffin Island, Eino Shima, Zano-shima, Zamami Jima, Yu Shima, Yuri-jima, Yuge Shima, Yoro Jima, Yoronjima, Yoroi Jima, Yori Jima, Kumi Island, Yokoura-shima, Yoko Shima, Yoko Shima, Yoko Shima, Yoko Shima, Yoko-shima, Yokoshima, Yoko-shima, Yoko-shima, Yokoate-shima, Yokoaji Jima, Yasuno Shima, Yashiro-jima, Ya-shima, Ya-shima and Yanoshita Jima etc, the range is smaller.
What to consider when looking for rental cars in Japan?
If you already have decided to rent a car in Japan before you leave and want to part as little as possible, you ought to book a car before you leave. First of all, you should try booking your car online. It is often the cheapest, easiest way to look for and compare, and it saves you time. If your car is supposed to be collected at an airport such as Narita International Airport, Tokyo International Airport, Kansai International Airport, Osaka International Airport, Nagoya Airfield, Chūbu Centrair International Airport, Okadama Airport and Kobe Airport, you should book before you leave. One search shows many options. We compare, for example, these companies in Japan: Europcar, National, Sky Rentalease Hokkaido, Hawk, Hertz, JR Ekiren Hokkaido, Honda Hokkaido, ABC Rent a car, Nissan, Niconico, Orix, Nippon, Budget, Times.
Traffic and parking regulations
As in all countries on earth the number of traffic rules in Japan can be endless, but it does not impose any problems renting and driving a car. In larger cities such as Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, Kobe, Kyoto, Fukuoka, Kawasaki, Saitama, Hiroshima, Yono, Sendai, Kitakyushu, it is sometimes difficult to drive a car. At rush hour, there can be a lot of traffic and it can be difficult to find parking. Learn the most important traffic and parking regulations to ensure a safe trip and that you abide the law.
Destinations in Japan
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Frequently asked questions about car rental in Japan
Are there extra charges for drop-off at a different location in Japan?
Yes, in most cases the car rental agent will charge an extra fee if you wish to return the vehicle at a different location. We will clearly state whether the one-way fee is included in the rental price or what additional cost may arise at the time of booking.
Can I rent a car if I’m under 25 or over 75 in Japan?
Yes, most car rental agents have a minimum age limit of 21 years for rentals. However, requirements may vary depending on the car rental agent and destination country. Please note that there may be additional charges if the main driver is under 25 or over 75 years old to cover the extra insurance cost. Any additional fee will be mentioned at the time of booking under summary of charges before you confirm the reservation.
Can I book without a credit card in Japan?
Yes. You can make a booking without a credit card. Note that, even if you choose to pay by debit card, you will have to provide a valid credit card in the driver’s name at the time of pick-up since the rental agent requires a credit card from which to take the rental deposit. Credit cards accepted for pick-up are MasterCard, Visa, and in some cases American Express.
Where can I purchase car rental insurancein Japan?
We recommend purchasing the damage refund insurance at the time of booking. Our insurance partners offer a complete damage refund insurance package which is up to 50% cheaper than what you would pay at the rental supplier’s desk. The insurance cost and conditions will be displayed at the time of booking.
Car rental companies we compare in Japan
Nippon, ABC Rent a car, Times, Honda Hokkaido, Hertz, Europcar, Hawk, Budget, Orix, National, Niconico, JR Ekiren Hokkaido, Nissan and Sky Rentalease Hokkaido are the companies that autoprio.com compares in Japan.