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Cheap Car Rentals in Japan from RM 159

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Japan with a pick-up date of 26/8 and drop-off date of 4/9. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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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 July 2024.

Most popular company

JDM Rent a car

Most common car type

Compact

Average price per day

RM 296

Cheapest price per day

RM 159

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 5,105 pickup locations in Japan to choose from. Price data has been averaged over the last 12 months and was last updated on 22 July 2024.

Price

RM 166 - RM 298

Out of all the popular cities in Japan, Tokyo is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just RM 166/day. Renting a car in Tokyo is 44% cheaper than renting one in Nagoya where the per day rate is around RM 298. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Japan to get a rental car in are: Okinawa (RM 176/day), Osaka (RM 187/day), and Sapporo (RM 192/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 166/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 22 July 2024.

January

RM 267

February

RM 276

March

RM 271

April

RM 271

May

RM 271

June

RM 257

July

RM 262

August

RM 309

September

RM 234

October

RM 234

November

RM 243

December

RM 290

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Japan is September. 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.

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 July 2024.

Small cars

RM 249 - RM 302

All Car Types

RM 335 - RM 455

To rent a small car in Japan, you would pay an average price of RM 276/day. June is the cheapest month to rent a small car in Japan (~RM 249/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~RM 302/day). In fact, June is about 10% 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 32% 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 490/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in Japan (~RM 438/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~RM 581/day). In fact, October is about 11% 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 is 19% 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 rent a large car in Japan, you would pay an average price of RM 525/day. June is the cheapest month to rent a large car in Japan (~RM 449/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~RM 611/day). In fact, June is about 15% 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 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.

To rent a SUV in Japan, you would pay an average price of RM 463/day. June is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in Japan (~RM 393/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~RM 596/day). In fact, June is about 16% 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 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.

To rent a van in Japan, you would pay an average price of RM 550/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a van in Japan (~RM 511/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~RM 602/day). In fact, September is about 8% 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 28% 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 345/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in Japan (~RM 661/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is January (~RM 722/day). In fact, December is about 91% 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 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.

Hyundai i20RM 159/day
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Hyundai i20
Proton SagaRM 161/day
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A/C
Proton Saga
Proton PersonaRM 164/day
2
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A/C
Proton Persona

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

Toyota Rent a Car

1492 locations

ORIX Rent a Car

885 locations

Nippon Rent-A-Car

802 locations

Nissan Rent-A-Car

536 locations

Times

507 locations

keddy by Europcar

334 locations

Europcar

321 locations

Shouqi

228 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 303. Data was last updated on 22 July 2024.
Have a look at some of the deals we've found on rental cars in Japan including options serving Tokyo, Sapporo and Osaka. Make sure to examine important information for each deal, including price, car type, and pickup location.
Hyundai i20RM 159/day
4
M
A/C
Hyundai i20
Proton SagaRM 161/day
2
M
A/C
Proton Saga
Proton PersonaRM 164/day
2
M
A/C
Proton Persona

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 July 2024.
  • Which car hire company is considered to be the best in Japan?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Flight Rent A Car (10.0 rating), ORIX Rent a Car (10.0 rating) and Avis (9.0 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 182/day about 238% 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 Okinawa where rental cars typically will cost around RM 194/day (37% less than the country average). The absolute cheapest rental car price in Japan was found in Okinawa for just RM 176/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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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 RM 224 per day. Price data was last updated on 22 July 2024.
Perodua AxiaRM 191/day
2
M
A/C
Perodua Axia
Perodua MyviRM 194/day
2
M
A/C
Perodua Myvi
Perodua AxiaRM 195/day
2
M
A/C
Perodua Axia

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 July 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 (RM 56+).

Hybrid

Hybrid

RM 64+

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

RM 56+

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