Japan

Cheap Car Rentals in Japan

Tokyo, Japan
3 Oct — 10 Oct
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Tokyo, Japan
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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

฿1,221 - ฿6,780

Out of all the popular cities in Japan, Sapporo is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just ฿1,221/day. Renting a car in Sapporo is 82% cheaper than renting one in Osaka where the per day rate is around ฿6,780. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Japan to get a rental car in are: Okinawa (฿1,274/day), Tokyo (฿1,762/day), and Nagoya (฿2,000/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 ฿1,762/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

฿2,099

February

฿2,024

March

฿2,061

April

฿2,024

May

฿2,099

June

฿1,949

July

฿2,061

August

฿1,949

September

฿1,837

October

฿2,024

November

฿2,174

December

฿2,249

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

Compare available car types for rental in Japan

Small cars

฿1,797 - ฿3,536

All Car Types

฿1,820 - ฿6,124

To hire a Small car in Japan, you would pay an average price of ฿2,411/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a Small car in Japan (~฿1,797/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~฿3,536/day). In fact, June is about 26% 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 41% 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 ฿2,651/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a Medium car in Japan (~฿3,118/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~฿4,867/day). In fact, October is about 0% 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 35% 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 ฿4,803/day. July is the cheapest month to hire a Large car in Japan (~฿2,273/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is April (~฿7,244/day). In fact, July is about 53% 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 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.

To hire a SUV car in Japan, you would pay an average price of ฿1,298/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a SUV car in Japan (~฿2,233/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~฿2,987/day). In fact, October 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 68% 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 ฿4,272/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a Van car in Japan (~฿1,914/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is April (~฿7,174/day). In fact, June is about 56% 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 6% 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 Luxury car in Japan, you would pay an average price of ฿4,925/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a Luxury car in Japan (~฿7,630/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~฿9,291/day). In fact, November 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 18% 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฿31/day
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Nissan Leaf฿30/day
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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, Avis (10.0 rating), Nippon Rent-A-Car (10.0 rating) and Nissan Rent-A-Car (7.0 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 Times. With prices on FULLSIZE starting at ฿1,975/day about 245% more people book with Times than other companies in the country.

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

At ฿1,236/day, the cheapest car rental price in Japan was found in Okinawa. On average, Okinawa has the cheapest daily rental car price (฿1,484/day), which is 53% 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.