Japan

Cheap Car Hire in Japan from RM 162

Tokyo, Japan
27 Feb — 5 Mar
Driver's age: 26-65
Tokyo, Japan
Tue 27/2
Noon
Tue 5/3
Noon

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 20 February 2024.

Most popular company

Europcar

Most common car type

Full-size

Average price per day

RM 278

Cheapest price per day

RM 162

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 20 February 2024.

Price

RM 160 - RM 311

Out of all the popular cities in Japan, Osaka is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just RM 160/day. Renting a car in Osaka is 49% cheaper than renting one in Kumamoto where the per day rate is around RM 311. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Japan to get a rental car in are: Kobe (RM 189/day), Okinawa (RM 213/day), and Sapporo (RM 217/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 RM 218/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 20 February 2024.

January

RM 272

February

RM 282

March

RM 277

April

RM 277

May

RM 243

June

RM 234

July

RM 263

August

RM 310

September

RM 239

October

RM 239

November

RM 248

December

RM 291

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 20 February 2024.

There are currently 6,164 hire locations operating in Japan spread across 55 car hire agencies. In the past week, the cheapest car type to hire in Japan is small car at RM 162 a day. Below are all the 3 car types available for hiring in the area, along with estimated starting prices:

Economy

Economy

RM 211+

Compact

Compact

RM 210+

Intermediate

Intermediate

RM 330+

Standard

Standard

RM 330+

Mini

Mini

RM 185+

Passenger van

Passenger van

RM 317+

Compact estate car

Compact estate car

RM 355+

Intermediate SUV

Intermediate SUV

RM 409+

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 20 February 2024.

Small cars

RM 236 - RM 352

All Car Types

RM 443 - RM 591

To rent a small car in Japan, you would pay an average price of RM 287/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a small car in Japan (~RM 236/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~RM 352/day). In fact, January is about 18% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for Japan. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Japan, renting a small 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. Here are the best Japan small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a medium car in Japan, you would pay an average price of RM 489/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in Japan (~RM 414/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~RM 576/day). In fact, September is about 16% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for Japan. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Japan, renting a medium car saves you 5% 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 car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a large car in Japan, you would pay an average price of RM 588/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a large car in Japan (~RM 493/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~RM 739/day). In fact, January is about 17% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for Japan. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Japan, renting a large car is 13% 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 rent a SUV in Japan, you would pay an average price of RM 488/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in Japan (~RM 376/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~RM 694/day). In fact, October is about 24% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Japan. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Japan, renting a SUV saves you 5% 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 rent a van in Japan, you would pay an average price of RM 559/day. August is the cheapest month to rent a van in Japan (~RM 500/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~RM 647/day). In fact, August is about 11% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van rental for Japan. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Japan, renting a van 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 van hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a luxury car in Japan, you would pay an average price of RM 681/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in Japan (~RM 716/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~RM 1,174/day). In fact, September is about 4% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for Japan. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Japan, renting a luxury car is 25% 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.

Proton SagaRM 162/day
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Proton Saga
Hyundai i20RM 184/day
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Hyundai i20

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 20 February 2024.
Rent a car with one of the top providers serving the Japan region, including those located within the Tokyo, Osaka and Sapporo area. Make sure to read through user feedback, confirm pickup locations, and check the fine print before choosing.

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 RM 328. Data was last updated on 20 February 2024.
Have a look at some of the deals we've found on rental cars in Japan including options serving Tokyo, Osaka and Sapporo. Make sure to examine important information for each deal, including price, car type, and pickup location.
Proton SagaRM 162/day
2
M
A/C
Proton Saga
Hyundai i20RM 184/day
4
M
A/C
Hyundai i20
Proton SagaRM 187/day
2
M
A/C
Proton Saga

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Japan, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 20 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 RM 203/day about 88% more people book with Europcar than other companies in the country.

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

When visiting Japan, it is typically cheapest to rent your car in Narita where rental cars typically will cost around RM 167/day (37% less than the country average). The absolute cheapest rental car price in Japan was found in Narita for just RM 166/day.

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

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

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