Japan

Cheap Car Rentals in Japan

Tokyo, Japan
5 Feb — 12 Feb
Same drop-off
Tokyo, Japan
Sun 5/2
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Sun 12/2
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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

฿1,113 - ฿2,050

Out of all the popular cities in Japan, Okinawa is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just ฿1,113/day. Renting a car in Okinawa is 46% cheaper than renting one in Kumamoto where the per day rate is around ฿2,050. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Japan to get a rental car in are: Fukuoka (฿1,159/day), Nagoya (฿1,423/day), and Tokyo (฿1,433/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 ฿1,159/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?

January

฿1,734

February

฿1,767

March

฿1,800

April

฿1,767

May

฿1,833

June

฿1,702

July

฿1,800

August

฿1,702

September

฿1,571

October

฿1,571

November

฿1,636

December

฿1,734

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Japan is September. The most expensive time to rent a car is May. 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 currently 4,368 hire locations operating in Japan spread across 29 car hire agencies. In the past week, the cheapest car type to hire in Japan is Small at ฿41 a day. Below are all the 4 car types available for hiring in the area, along with estimated starting prices:

Compare available car types for rental in Japan

Small cars

฿1,649 - ฿3,087

All Car Types

฿1,653 - ฿4,148

To hire a Small car in Japan, you would pay an average price of ฿2,034/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a Small car in Japan (~฿1,649/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~฿3,087/day). In fact, June is about 19% 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 39% 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 ฿2,528/day. July is the cheapest month to hire a Medium car in Japan (~฿2,009/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~฿3,569/day). In fact, July is about 21% 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 24% 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 ฿3,606/day. July is the cheapest month to hire a Large car in Japan (~฿1,985/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is May (~฿5,799/day). In fact, July is about 45% 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 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 Large hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a SUV car in Japan, you would pay an average price of ฿1,845/day. July is the cheapest month to hire a SUV car in Japan (~฿1,985/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~฿3,586/day). In fact, July is about 0% 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 45% 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 ฿3,386/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a Van car in Japan (~฿1,671/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is May (~฿4,327/day). In fact, June is about 51% 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 3% 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 ฿4,310/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a Luxury car in Japan (~฿5,742/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is May (~฿7,442/day). In fact, October is about 0% 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 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.

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Toyota Corolla฿44/day
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Toyota Yaris฿45/day
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Best Japan Car Rental Deals Found

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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?

The most popular car hire company at Japan is Times. With prices on ECONOMY starting at ฿969/day about 125% more people book with Times than other companies in the country.

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

At ฿1,051/day, the cheapest car rental price in Japan was found in Okinawa. On average, Okinawa has the cheapest daily rental car price (฿1,113/day), which is 48% 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

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Van Rentals in Japan

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