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Most popular cities to hire a car in Japan

Compare car hire prices for the most popular cities in the country
Current price range
$75 - $93 per day
CHEAPEST CITY IN JAPAN Okinawa 14% cheaper Car hire in Okinawa is usually the cheapest in Japan at $75 per day on average.
MOST EXPENSIVE CITY IN JAPAN Kyoto 7% more expensive Kyoto usually has the highest-priced car hire rates in Japan, with rentals averaging $93 per day.
MOST POPULAR CITY IN JAPAN Tokyo 69% more users visited More momondo users search for car hire in Tokyo than any other region in Japan.

Most popular car hire types

Below are the most popular car hire types in Japan and the cheapest cities in which to rent them
Small
Small

Best value

Kyoto

$63/day
Small

No. 1 most popular

Fukuoka

$69/day
Small

No. 2 most popular

Osaka

$64/day
Small

No. 3 most popular

Kurume

$96/day
Small

No. 4 most popular

Tokyo

$76/day
Small

No. 5 most popular

Nagasaki

$145/day
Medium
Medium

Best value

Tokyo

$114/day
Medium

No. 1 most popular

Nagasaki

$178/day

Hiring a car in Japan

Before you book your car hire, here are a few tips and rules you should know about driving in Japan

What is the cheapest car hire agency in Japan?

The most affordable car hire agency in Japan is Nico Nico Rent-a-Car. Travellers have found Nico Nico Rent-a-Car rental cars for as little as $62/day at some locations, which is a cheaper deal compared to the national average price of $88/day. Keep in mind that prices tend to vary depending on your car hire needs.

What is the most popular car hire agency in Japan?

Budget is currently the most popular car hire company in Japan, with 35% of users selecting their services in the past month. Budget is also popular due to their 2 reviews and average customer satisfaction score of 6.0 out of 10. Keep in mind that your destination within Japan might not have any Budget car rental locations, so you should always have a backup agency in mind.

What car hire company in Japan has the most locations?

If you plan on travelling to Japan and hiring a car, then keep in mind that Times is the car rental agency with the most locations. You are likely to find one of their 410 country-wide locations either at your destination airport or somewhere in the city centre. Not sure what city you want to visit but know that you want to hire a car from Times? Tokyo is the most popular city to visit in Japan, with 22 Times car rental locations.

What side of the road do people in Japan drive on?

You are required by law to drive on the left when you visit Japan. Not abiding by this law can result in traffic tickets, car accidents, or both.

How good are the roads in Japan?

Out of 137 countries, Japan ranked 8 for road quality. On a scale of 1 to 7, where 7 is the highest score, Japan scored 6 for their road quality. The quality of the roads within the country may vary based on where you visit and the weather.

What is the drink driving limit in Japan?

0.03% is the legal BAC limit in Japan. Any higher and you will be considered driving under the influence and may receive monetary fines, licence restrictions, and other penalties. Keep in mind that you must also be at least 20 years of age to consume alcoholic beverages, and it is not recommended to operate a motor vehicle under the influence.

What is the most popular type of car to hire in Japan?

A Economy is the most popular type of car hire for those travelling to Japan. According to our data, 43% of our users preferred a Economy over any other car type. This may be due to the activities they have planned and what the weather conditions are like in their destination city. When renting a Economy in Japan, you can expect to pay $62 per day on average.

How much does petrol cost in Japan?

On average, you can expect to pay $1.95 per litre for petrol in Japan. Keep in mind that this is last week’s national average price and petrol prices may vary across the country. If you aren’t set on hiring a car in Japan, then consider Algeria. Petrol prices there are some of the cheapest in the world at $0.48 per litre as of last week. Hong Kong is another great place to visit and rent a car, but keep in mind that petrol prices can be expensive at around $3.64 per litre.


Car hire in other cities in Japan

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