Japan

Cheap Car Hire in Japan from $66

Tokyo, Japan
27 Apr — 4 May
Driver's age: 26-65
Tokyo, Japan
Sat 27/4
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Sat 4/5
Noon

Japan car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in Japan. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 20 April 2024.

Most popular company

Relax Rent A Car

Most common car type

Economy

Average price per day

$96

Cheapest price per day

$66

What are the car hire prices for popular cities in Japan?

Discover the price range for hiring a car in popular cities across Japan, helping you budget and make informed decisions for your upcoming travel. There are 5,082 pickup locations in Japan to choose from. Price data has been averaged over the last 12 months and was last updated on 20 April 2024.

Price

$51 - $117

Out of all the popular cities in Japan, Okinawa is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just $51/day. Renting a car in Okinawa is 56% cheaper than renting one in Hiroshima where the per day rate is around $117. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Japan to get a rental car in are: Tokyo ($66/day), Osaka ($69/day), and Sapporo ($79/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 $66/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 20 April 2024.

January

$96

February

$100

March

$98

April

$100

May

$86

June

$83

July

$93

August

$110

September

$84

October

$84

November

$88

December

$103

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

Popular car types in Japan

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Japan and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 20 April 2024.

There are, in total, 6,224 car hire locations in Japan that are operated by 58 companies. In the past week, small car is the cheapest car type users can hire (cheapest price last found: $66/day). Explore 4 car types currently offered from Japan hire providers:

Economy

Economy

Mini

Mini

Compare available car types for rental in Japan

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire 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 20 April 2024.

Small cars

$81 - $126

All Car Types

$96 - $145

To hire a small car in Japan, you would pay an average price of $100/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Japan (~$81/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is November (~$126/day). In fact, February is about 19% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Japan. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Japan, hiring a small car saves you 24% 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 hire a medium car in Japan, you would pay an average price of $141/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Japan (~$143/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is April (~$176/day). In fact, November is about 1% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Japan. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Japan, hiring a medium car is 8% 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 hire a large car in Japan, you would pay an average price of $201/day. March is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Japan (~$153/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is May (~$326/day). In fact, March is about 24% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Japan. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Japan, hiring a large car is 36% 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 in Japan, you would pay an average price of $150/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Japan (~$132/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~$191/day). In fact, October is about 12% 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 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 SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Japan, you would pay an average price of $183/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a van in Japan (~$161/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~$208/day). In fact, November is about 13% 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 is 29% 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.

Suzuki Swift$66/day
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Suzuki Swift
Hyundai i20$72/day
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Hyundai i20

Top rental agencies in Japan

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Japan known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Japan. Reviews were last updated on 20 April 2024.
Book your reservation with one of the top rental car agencies located in Japan, including those serving the greater Tokyo, Miyazaki and Okinawa area. See what past customers have to say, compare prices, and review other key details before deciding.

Toyota Rent a Car

1490 locations

ORIX Rent a Car

885 locations

Nippon Rent-A-Car

802 locations

Nissan Rent-A-Car

529 locations

Times

500 locations

keddy by Europcar

322 locations

Europcar

321 locations

Hertz

233 locations

Best Japan car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in Japan. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Japan with an average daily rate of $123. Data was last updated on 20 April 2024.
These are some of the most attractive deals we've found on rental cars within the Japan region, including options close to Tokyo, Miyazaki and Okinawa. Come back soon if you don't find what you're looking for as deals are updated often.
Suzuki Swift$66/day
2
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A/C
Suzuki Swift
Hyundai i20$72/day
4
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A/C
Hyundai i20
Suzuki Swift$72/day
2
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A/C
Suzuki Swift

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Japan, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 20 April 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 Europcar (9.4 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 $67/day about 225% 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 Osaka where rental cars typically will cost around $84/day (14% less than the country average). The absolute cheapest rental car price in Japan was found in Hakodate for just $68/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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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 20 April 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 ($63+).

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

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