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Cheap Car Rentals in Japan from HK$265

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Japan with a pick-up date of 11-9 and drop-off date of 13-9. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Japan car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in Japan. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 22 July 2024.

Most popular company

Budget

Most common car type

Compact

Average price per day

HK$496

Cheapest price per day

HK$265

What are the car hire prices for popular cities in Japan?

Discover the price range for renting a car in popular cities across Japan, helping you budget and make informed decisions for your upcoming travel. There are 5,105 pickup locations in Japan to choose from. Price data has been averaged over the last 12 months and was last updated on 22 July 2024.

Price

HK$267 - HK$357

Out of all the popular cities in Japan, Okinawa is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just HK$267/day. Renting a car in Okinawa is 25% cheaper than renting one in Sapporo where the per day rate is around HK$357. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Japan to get a rental car in are: Osaka (HK$298/day), Nagoya (HK$314/day), and Fukuoka (HK$315/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$338/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?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Japan and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 22 July 2024.

January

HK$445

February

HK$460

March

HK$453

April

HK$453

May

HK$453

June

HK$429

July

HK$437

August

HK$515

September

HK$390

October

HK$390

November

HK$406

December

HK$484

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Japan is September. The most expensive time to rent a car is August. 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

Explore the most popular car models available for rent in Japan and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car rental companies and was last updated on 22 July 2024.

There are, in total, 6,427 car hire locations in Japan that are operated by 79 companies. In the past week, small car is the cheapest car type users can hire (cheapest price last found: HK$265/day). Explore 3 car types currently offered from Japan hire providers:

Economy

Economy

HK$297+

Compact

Compact

HK$320+

Standard

Standard

HK$569+

People carrier

People carrier

HK$838+

Mini

Mini

HK$286+

Passenger van

Passenger van

HK$471+

Compact estate car

Compact estate car

HK$476+

Intermediate SUV

Intermediate SUV

HK$670+

Compare available car types for rental in Japan

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in Japan to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 22 July 2024.

Small cars

HK$420 - HK$562

All Car Types

HK$580 - HK$762

To hire a small car in Japan, you would pay an average price of HK$464/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Japan (~HK$420/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~HK$562/day). In fact, June is about 10% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Japan. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Japan, hiring a small car saves you 32% 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 car 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$745/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Japan (~HK$675/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is September (~HK$838/day). In fact, October is about 10% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Japan. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Japan, hiring a medium car is 10% 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 medium car 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$912/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Japan (~HK$759/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~HK$1,009/day). In fact, June is about 17% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Japan. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Japan, hiring a large car is 26% 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 in Japan, you would pay an average price of HK$711/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Japan (~HK$603/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~HK$769/day). In fact, October is about 16% 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 is 5% 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 van in Japan, you would pay an average price of HK$886/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a van in Japan (~HK$797/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is April (~HK$938/day). In fact, May is about 11% 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 is 24% 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$1,125/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Japan (~HK$1,090/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is May (~HK$1,772/day). In fact, November is about 4% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for Japan. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Japan, hiring a luxury car is 40% 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.

Toyota CorollaHK$265/day
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Top rental agencies in Japan

Explore the leading car rental agencies in Japan known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in Japan. Reviews were last updated on 22 July 2024.
Book your reservation with one of the top rental car agencies located in Japan, including those serving the greater Tokyo, Sapporo and Osaka area. Check out reviews from past customers, confirm pickup locations, and other critical details before booking your reservation.

Toyota Rent a Car

1492 locations

ORIX Rent a Car

885 locations

Nippon Rent-A-Car

802 locations

Nissan Rent-A-Car

536 locations

Times

507 locations

keddy by Europcar

334 locations

Europcar

321 locations

Shouqi

228 locations

Best Japan car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in Japan. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in Japan with an average daily rate of HK$506. Data was last updated on 22 July 2024.
Have a look at some of the deals we've found on rental cars in Japan including options serving Tokyo, Sapporo and Osaka. Make sure to examine important information for each deal, including price, car type, and pickup location.
Toyota CorollaHK$265/day
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Hyundai i20HK$277/day
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Honda FitHK$277/day
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Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Japan, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 22 July 2024.
  • Which car hire company is considered to be the best in Japan?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Flight Rent A Car (10.0 rating), ORIX Rent a Car (10.0 rating) and Avis (9.0 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 Europcar, and with prices around HK$378/day, it’s easy to understand why. The most popular car type from Europcar is ECONOMY, which starts as low as HK$294/day.

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

    At HK$285/day, the cheapest car rental price in Japan was found in Naha. On average, Naha has the cheapest daily rental car price (HK$438/day), which is 20% 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.

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Small car rentals in Japan

Find small car rental deals in Japan from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car hires in Japan cost an average of HK$313 per day. Price data was last updated on 22 July 2024.
Mini CountrymanHK$291/day
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Mini Countryman
Mini CountrymanHK$292/day
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Mini Countryman
Mini CountrymanHK$297/day
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Mini Countryman

Car rentals by fuel type in Japan

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Japan. Currently, Petrol/Diesel cars are the cheapest to rent in Japan. Deals were last updated on 22 July 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Japan. There are currently 2 fuel types to choose from with Petrol/Diesel being the cheapest (HK$40+).

Hybrid

Hybrid

HK$46+

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

HK$40+

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