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Car Hire in Japan

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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Fukuoka International Airport Car Hire
Economy
Mazda Demio or comparable
Mazda Demio
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Nico Nico Rent a Car
£ 30.05 per day
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Nagasaki Airport Car Hire
Intermediate
Toyota Prius or comparable
Toyota Prius
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Nico Nico Rent a Car
£ 35.93 per day
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Naha City Centre Car Hire
Economy
Mazda Demio or comparable
Mazda Demio
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
£ 43.43 per day
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Fukuoka International Airport Car Hire
Mini
Suzuki Wagon R or comparable
Suzuki Wagon R
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Nippon Rent a Car
£ 44.47 per day
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Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Kushiro Airport Car Hire
Economy
Mazda 2 or comparable
Mazda 2
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
£ 45.37 / per day
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Nagasaki Airport Car Hire
Compact
Honda Fit or comparable
Honda Fit
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Nippon Rent a Car
£ 46.89 / per day
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Kushiro Airport Car Hire
Compact
Nissan Note or comparable
Nissan Note
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
£ 54.49 / per day
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Fukuoka International Airport Car Hire
Compact
Toyota Aqua or comparable
Toyota Aqua
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Nippon Rent a Car
£ 59.02 / per day
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These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 04:10 on 2021-04-11.

Travel Information

Language
Japanese
Currency
JPY
Dialing code
81
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of city centre
50 - 60 km/h
31 - 37 mi/h
Speed limit within city centre
40 km/h
25 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.03%

Top 15 Most Popular Cities in Japan

  1. Car Hire in Tokyo starting at £ 45.37 per day
  2. Car Hire in Chitose starting at £ 45.37 per day
  3. Car Hire in Kumamoto starting at £ 45.37 per day
  4. Car Hire in Fukuoka starting at £ 30.05 per day
  5. Car Hire in Kitakyushu starting at £ 45.37 per day
  6. Car Hire in Kagoshima starting at £ 45.37 per day
  7. Car Hire in Nagasaki starting at £ 30.05 per day
  8. Car Hire in Kyoto starting at £ 45.37 per day
  9. Car Hire in Ishigaki starting at £ 40.83 per day
  10. Car Hire in Obihiro starting at £ 45.67 per day
  11. Car Hire in Miyazaki starting at £ 45.37 per day
  12. Car Hire in Tokushima starting at £ 45.37 per day
  13. Car Hire in Kushiro starting at £ 45.37 per day

Top 20 Most Popular Destinations in Japan

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During which month is it most affordable to hire a car in Japan?

Our data show how prices for hiring a car in Japan fluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car in Japan
£ 54.85
January
£ 81.36
February
£ 43.39
March
£ 69.86
April
£ 68.99
May
June
£ 57.71
July
£ 97.63
August
£ 30.37
September
£ 23.27
October
£ 29.13
November
£ 29.13
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in Japan is October with prices starting at £ 23.27 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is August with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 97.63. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 49. You can use this to plan your trip at the time of year when it would be most economical to hire a car. Note that these prices are only averages. The amount of time you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices.

How many days do people keep their hire cars, on average, in Japan?

Hirers picking up a car in Japan keep them for an average of 8 days during in November, while those picking up their cars in September keep them for an average of 2.
Average Hire Length in Japan
6
January
6
February
6
March
6
April
6
May
5
June
5
July
5
August
2
September
3
October
8
November
6
December

What month is the most favoured for hiring a car in Japan?

Though Japan is popular for travellers all year long, the month for which the highest number of people search for a hire car is in November. in June is the month that sees the lowest demand for hire cars.
Monthly Car Hire Searches in Japan Compared to the Yearly Average
1%
January
159%
February
196%
March
1%
April
2%
May
1%
June
1%
July
2%
August
83%
September
86%
October
347%
November
320%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Europcar Mazda 2 4 1 Small cars
Nippon Rent a Car Toyota Aqua 4 2 Medium cars

Top 5 Hire Companies in Japan in 2021

Europcar
Europcar
Remarkable 9.3
+81926295656
2-2-35 KUKO MAE
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
National
National
Remarkable 9.2
+81337451190
Hanedakuko, Ota City, Tokyo 144-0041, Japan
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8.8
569388560
1-1 CENTRAIR
SIXT
SIXT
Outstanding 8.7
+81924318694
Hakata Hearts Bus station,4-chōme-14 Hakata Ekimae, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, 812-0011
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8.5
924330919
2-7-42 Hanmichibashi Hakata-Ku
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
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