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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Yakushima Airport
Compact
Honda Fit or similar
Honda Fit
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$39.38 / per day
Osaka Kansai Airport
Mini
Honda N-Box or similar
Honda N-Box
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
yesaway
$46.14 / per day
Asahikawa Train Station
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$82.05 / per day
Aomori Airport
Economy
Toyota Aqua or similar
Toyota Aqua
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$81.70 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Osaka Kansai Airport
Full-size
BMW 5 Series or similar
BMW 5 Series
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
yesaway
$84.58 / per day
Chitose Airport
Standard Van
Mitsubishi Delica or similar
Mitsubishi Delica
  • 8
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
yesaway
$86.89 / per day
Osaka Kansai Airport
Compact Elite SUV
Toyota FJ Cruiser or similar
Toyota FJ Cruiser
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
yesaway
$153.78 / per day
Osaka Kansai Airport
Premium Van
Toyota Alphard or similar
Toyota Alphard
  • 7
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
yesaway
$153.78 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 07:59 on 2024-06-23. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
Japanese
Currency
JPY
Drive on
Left-hand side
Country code
+81
Average car rental price
$91 per day
Average car rental length
6 days
Speed limit within town
30 - 40 km/h or 19 - 25 mph
Speed limit out of town
60 - 100 km/h or 37 - 62 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.03%
Rating
8.5 / 10
Average gas price
$1.06 per liter or $4.01 per gallon
Lowest gas price
$0.95 per liter or $3.58 per gallon
Highest gas price
$1.10 per liter or $4.15 per gallon

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

The cost of renting a car in Japan varies by season. The table and graph below can help you find the best time of year to save on a rental car.
Average rental costs per day in Japan
$71.98
January
$67.97
February
$70.31
March
$72.33
April
$72.90
May
$68.37
June
$57.65
July
$89.78
August
$65.42
September
$75.55
October
$58.39
November
$61.66
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Japan is July — when rental costs average $57.65 per day. This is 17% cheaper than the yearly average and 36% cheaper than renting a car in August (when prices average $89.78 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

What’s the average rental length in Japan?

How long renters typically keep their vehicle sometimes varies depending on the time of year. Travelers tend to keep their rental cars longer in June — an average of 7 days. They tend to keep them for a shorter time in February — an average of 5 days.
Average number of rental days in Japan
6
January
5
February
5
March
5
April
5
May
7
June
7
July
7
August
5
September
7
October
7
November
7
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Japan?

Based on how many customers search for a car in Japan, the most popular month is April, while the least popular is July.
Monthly searches in Japan by pick-up date relative to the average
63%
January
205%
February
181%
March
214%
April
193%
May
30%
June
15%
July
22%
August
46%
September
85%
October
62%
November
82%
December

Car rental information

Car rental locations 91
Airport locations 45
Popular suppliers Alamo, Europcar, yesaway, Enterprise
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, Vans, Large cars
Lowest price $39 per day
Cheapest supplier Alamo

Most popular car models of rental suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Europcar Mazda 2 4 1 Small cars
Alamo Honda Fit 4 2 Medium cars
Alamo Suzuki Wagon R 4 2 Small cars
Alamo Toyota Corolla 4 2 Large cars
yesaway Mitsubishi Delica 4 3 Vans
Europcar Mazda Biante 5 3 Vans
Alamo Toyota Sienta 4 2 Vans
yesaway Toyota Roomy 4 2 Medium cars
Europcar Nissan Note 4 2 Medium cars
Enterprise Honda Fit 4 2 Medium cars

Our customers' reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have the option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic.

Singapore
Nissan Note
June 15, 2024
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Hong Kong
Toyota Aqua
March 4, 2024
Restaurants are good and not expensive.
Malaysia
Nissan Note
November 6, 2023
Nature sports
customer photo
Singapore
Nissan Note
November 3, 2023
Nature spots
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest-rated company
Alamo
7.9 / 10
)
Lowest-rated company
Nippon Rent a Car
7.6 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
4
Total rental companies
9
Average daily price
$91.08
Lowest daily price
$39.74
Total cars available
1387

Top 9 suppliers in Japan in 2024

Alamo
Alamo
Good 7.9 / 28 reviews
55 locations
$39 - $163
yesaway
yesaway
Good 7.9 / 10 reviews
4 locations
$46 - $200
Enterprise
Enterprise
Good 7.8 / 3 reviews
59 locations
$42 - $179
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.8
34 locations
SIXT
SIXT
Good 7.8
22 locations
National
National
Good 7.7
20 locations
Nico Nico Rent a Car
Nico Nico Rent a Car
Good 7.7
6 locations
Europcar
Europcar
Good 7.6 / 24 reviews
33 locations
Nippon Rent a Car
Nippon Rent a Car
Good 7.6 / 1 review
32 locations
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