Japan

Cheap Car Rentals in Japan

Tokyo, Japan
15 Dec — 22 Dec
Same drop-off
Tokyo, Japan
Thu 15/12
Noon
Thu 22/12
Noon
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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

RM 144 - RM 286

Out of all the popular cities in Japan, Fukuoka is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just RM 144/day. Renting a car in Fukuoka is 50% cheaper than renting one in Kumamoto where the per day rate is around RM 286. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Japan to get a rental car in are: Sapporo (RM 147/day), Okinawa (RM 148/day), and Tokyo (RM 179/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 179/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

RM 246

February

RM 237

March

RM 241

April

RM 237

May

RM 246

June

RM 228

July

RM 241

August

RM 228

September

RM 211

October

RM 211

November

RM 219

December

RM 263

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

There are currently 3,215 hire locations operating in Japan spread across 27 car hire agencies. In the past week, the cheapest car type to hire in Japan is Small at RM 39 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 hire in Japan

Small cars

RM 183 - RM 384

All Car Types

RM 302 - RM 580

To hire a Small car in Japan, you would pay an average price of RM 263/day. July is the cheapest month to hire a Small car in Japan (~RM 183/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~RM 384/day). In fact, July is about 31% 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 RM 368/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a Medium car in Japan (~RM 322/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is September (~RM 636/day). In fact, February is about 13% 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 14% 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 RM 485/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a Large car in Japan (~RM 382/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is May (~RM 718/day). In fact, October is about 22% 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 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. 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 RM 239/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a SUV car in Japan (~RM 223/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is April (~RM 528/day). In fact, September is about 8% 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 44% 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 RM 490/day. April is the cheapest month to hire a Van car in Japan (~RM 362/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~RM 694/day). In fact, April is about 27% 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 14% 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 RM 507/day. March is the cheapest month to hire a Luxury car in Japan (~RM 650/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is May (~RM 1,394/day). In fact, March 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 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.

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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 Nippon Rent-A-Car. With prices on ECONOMY starting at RM 162/day about 145% more people book with Nippon Rent-A-Car 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 Okinawa where rental cars typically will cost around RM 148/day (43% less than the country average). The absolute cheapest rental car price in Japan was found in Okinawa for just RM 146/day.

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

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