Japan

Cheap Car Rentals in Japan

Tokyo, Japan
4 Oct — 11 Oct
Same drop-off
Tokyo, Japan
Tue 4-10
Noon
Tue 11-10
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

S$ 47 - S$ 149

Out of all the popular cities in Japan, Sapporo is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just S$ 47/day. Renting a car in Sapporo is 68% cheaper than renting one in Hakodate where the per day rate is around S$ 149. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Japan to get a rental car in are: Okinawa (S$ 48/day), Fukuoka (S$ 52/day), and Osaka (S$ 69/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Sapporo should expect to spend around S$ 47/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in Japan is Sapporo.

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Japan?

January

S$ 80

February

S$ 77

March

S$ 78

April

S$ 77

May

S$ 80

June

S$ 74

July

S$ 78

August

S$ 74

September

S$ 70

October

S$ 77

November

S$ 83

December

S$ 86

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.

Compare available car types for hire in Japan

Small cars

S$ 77 - S$ 105

All Car Types

S$ 96 - S$ 192

To hire a Small car in Japan, you would pay an average price of S$ 87/day. March is the cheapest month to hire a Small car in Japan (~S$ 77/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is September (~S$ 105/day). In fact, March is about 13% 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 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 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 S$ 155/day. March is the cheapest month to hire a Medium car in Japan (~S$ 99/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~S$ 283/day). In fact, March is about 37% 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 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 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 S$ 153/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a Large car in Japan (~S$ 98/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is May (~S$ 206/day). In fact, June is about 36% 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 12% 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 S$ 109/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a SUV car in Japan (~S$ 92/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~S$ 299/day). In fact, September is about 17% 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 19% 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 SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a Van car in Japan, you would pay an average price of S$ 151/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a Van car in Japan (~S$ 98/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~S$ 207/day). In fact, June is about 36% 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 11% 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:

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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 Nissan Rent-A-Car. With prices on ECONOMY starting at S$ 51/day about 164% more people book with Nissan Rent-A-Car than other companies in the country.

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

At S$ 52/day, it is 45% cheaper on average to rent a car in Fukuoka than any other city in Japan. The cheapest price found in Japan was for S$ 50/day in Fukuoka.

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

Cars in Japan are to be driven on the left side of the road.