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Cheap Car Hire in Japan from ฿1,319

Tokyo, Japan
29 Feb — 7 Mar
Driver's age: 26-65
Tokyo, Japan
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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 February 2024.

Most popular company

Europcar

Most common car type

Compact

Average price per day

฿2,536

Cheapest price per day

฿1,319

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 5,060 pickup locations in Japan to choose from. Price data has been averaged over the last 12 months and was last updated on 22 February 2024.

Price

฿876 - ฿2,064

Out of all the popular cities in Japan, Fukuoka is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just ฿876/day. Renting a car in Fukuoka is 58% cheaper than renting one in Kumamoto where the per day rate is around ฿2,064. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Japan to get a rental car in are: Sapporo (฿1,501/day), Nagoya (฿1,547/day), and Osaka (฿1,697/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Fukuoka should expect to spend around ฿876/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in Japan is Fukuoka.

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 February 2024.

January

฿2,044

February

฿2,116

March

฿2,080

April

฿2,080

May

฿1,829

June

฿1,757

July

฿1,973

August

฿2,332

September

฿1,793

October

฿1,793

November

฿1,865

December

฿2,188

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Japan is June. 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 February 2024.

There are currently 6,166 hire locations operating in Japan spread across 56 car hire agencies. In the past week, the cheapest car type to hire in Japan is small car at ฿1,319 a day. Below are all the 4 car types available for hiring in the area, along with estimated starting prices:

Economy

Economy

฿1,363+

Compact

Compact

฿1,526+

Intermediate

Intermediate

฿3,377+

Standard

Standard

฿3,264+

Mini

Mini

฿1,586+

Passenger van

Passenger van

฿2,374+

Compact estate car

Compact estate car

฿2,274+

Intermediate SUV

Intermediate SUV

฿3,241+

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 February 2024.

Small cars

฿1,904 - ฿2,697

All Car Types

฿2,777 - ฿3,721

To hire a small car in Japan, you would pay an average price of ฿2,271/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Japan (~฿1,904/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is September (~฿2,697/day). In fact, June is about 17% 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 34% 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 ฿3,735/day. August is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Japan (~฿2,675/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~฿4,055/day). In fact, August is about 29% 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 9% 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 ฿4,639/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Japan (~฿4,221/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~฿5,138/day). In fact, October is about 10% 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 27% 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 ฿3,489/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Japan (~฿3,173/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~฿3,888/day). In fact, November is about 10% 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 2% 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 SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Japan, you would pay an average price of ฿4,461/day. August is the cheapest month to hire a van in Japan (~฿3,952/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~฿4,916/day). In fact, August is about 12% 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 ฿4,903/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Japan (~฿5,180/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~฿7,350/day). In fact, October is about 5% 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 31% 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.

Honda City฿1,319/day
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Honda City
Toyota Yaris฿1,365/day
4
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Toyota Yaris
Toyota Yaris฿1,380/day
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Toyota Yaris

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 February 2024.
Rent a vehicle with one of these top rental car agencies serving Japan, including those serving the Fukuoka, Tokyo and Osaka area. Make sure to take a look at reviews from past customers, daily rate and other charges, and pickup location before making your decision.

Toyota Rent a Car

1487 locations

ORIX Rent a Car

883 locations

Nippon Rent-A-Car

802 locations

Nissan Rent-A-Car

521 locations

Times

498 locations

Europcar

321 locations

keddy by Europcar

319 locations

Hertz

229 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 ฿2,340. Data was last updated on 22 February 2024.
These are some of the most attractive deals we've found on rental cars within the Japan region, including options close to Fukuoka, Tokyo and Osaka. Come back soon if you don't find what you're looking for as deals are updated often.
Honda City฿1,319/day
2
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A/C
Honda City
Toyota Yaris฿1,365/day
4
M
A/C
Toyota Yaris
Toyota Yaris฿1,380/day
2
M
A/C
Toyota Yaris

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 February 2024.

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

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

What is the most popular car hire provider in Japan?

The most popular car hire company at Japan is Europcar. With prices on ECONOMY starting at ฿1,428/day about 56% more people book with Europcar than other companies in the country.

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

At ฿1,236/day, the cheapest car rental price in Japan was found in Okinawa. On average, Asahikawa has the cheapest daily rental car price (฿1,808/day), which is 36% below average price for cities in Japan.

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

Cars travel on the left side of the road in Japan.

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 rentals in Japan cost an average of ฿1,533 per day. Price data was last updated on 22 February 2024.
Toyota Yaris฿1,380/day
2
M
A/C
Toyota Yaris
Toyota Yaris฿1,387/day
2
M
A/C
Toyota Yaris
Toyota Yaris฿1,391/day
2
M
A/C
Toyota Yaris

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 February 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 (฿44+).

Hybrid

Hybrid

฿59+

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

฿44+

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