Japan

Cheap Car Rentals in Japan

Tokyo, Japan
16 Dec — 23 Dec
Same drop-off
Tokyo, Japan
Fri 16-12
Noon
Fri 23-12
Noon
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What are the car hire prices for popular cities in Japan?

Below are the cheapest cities to rent a car in Japan

Price

HK$236 - HK$347

Out of all the popular cities in Japan, Kumamoto is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just HK$236/day. Renting a car in Kumamoto is 32% cheaper than renting one in Ishigaki where the per day rate is around HK$347. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Japan to get a rental car in are: Fukuoka (HK$240/day), Kagoshima (HK$258/day), and Sapporo (HK$264/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Tokyo should expect to spend around HK$320/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in Japan is Tokyo.

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Japan?

January

HK$436

February

HK$420

March

HK$428

April

HK$420

May

HK$436

June

HK$404

July

HK$428

August

HK$404

September

HK$373

October

HK$373

November

HK$389

December

HK$467

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Japan is September. The most expensive time to rent a car is December. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular Car Types in Japan

There are, in total, 3,215 car hire locations in Japan that are operated by 27 companies. In the past week, Small is the cheapest car type users can hire (cheapest price last found: HK$36/day). Explore 3 car types currently offered from Japan hire providers:

Compare available car types for hire in Japan

Small cars

HK$377 - HK$500

All Car Types

HK$593 - HK$843

To hire a Small car in Japan, you would pay an average price of HK$430/day. December is the cheapest month to hire a Small car in Japan (~HK$377/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~HK$500/day). In fact, December is about 13% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small hire for Japan. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Japan, hiring a Small car saves you 43% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Japan Small hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a Medium car in Japan, you would pay an average price of HK$660/day. July is the cheapest month to hire a Medium car in Japan (~HK$549/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is May (~HK$879/day). In fact, July is about 17% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium hire for Japan. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Japan, hiring a Medium car saves you 12% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Japan Medium hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a Large car in Japan, you would pay an average price of HK$861/day. March is the cheapest month to hire a Large car in Japan (~HK$690/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is May (~HK$1,025/day). In fact, March is about 20% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large hire for Japan. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Japan, hiring a Large car is 14% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a SUV car in Japan, you would pay an average price of HK$584/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a SUV car in Japan (~HK$537/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~HK$717/day). In fact, September is about 9% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Japan. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Japan, hiring a SUV car saves you 22% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a Van car in Japan, you would pay an average price of HK$885/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a Van car in Japan (~HK$744/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~HK$1,072/day). In fact, June is about 16% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Van hire for Japan. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Japan, hiring a Van car is 17% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Japan Van hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a Luxury car in Japan, you would pay an average price of HK$882/day. August is the cheapest month to hire a Luxury car in Japan (~HK$836/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~HK$1,431/day). In fact, August is about 6% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury hire for Japan. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Japan, hiring a Luxury car is 16% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

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Car Rental FAQs

Which car rental company is considered to be the best in Japan?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Nippon Rent-A-Car (10.0 rating), Avis (9.0 rating) and Europcar (8.8 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Japan.

What is the most popular car hire provider in Japan?

When hiring a car in Japan, the most popular provider of hire cars among Cheapflights users is Times, and with prices around HK$331/day, it’s easy to understand why. The most popular car type from Times is ECONOMY, which starts as low as HK$225/day.

What is the cheapest city to get a rental car in Japan?

At HK$290/day, the cheapest car rental price in Japan was found in Kumamoto. On average, Aomori has the cheapest daily rental car price (HK$326/day), which is 39% below average price for cities in Japan.

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

In Japan, drivers are expected to drive on the left side of the road.

Small Car Rentals in Japan

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