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Cheap Car Rentals in Japan from $29

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Japan with a pick-up date of 7/4 and drop-off date of 8/1. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. 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 junio 20, 2024.

Most popular company

Times

Most common car type

Full-size

Average price per day

$61

Cheapest price per day

$29

What are the car rental 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 5,104 pickup locations in Japan to choose from. Price data has been averaged over the last 12 months and was last updated on junio 20, 2024.

Price

$38 - $47

Out of all the popular cities in Japan, Okinawa is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just $38/day. Renting a car in Okinawa is 19% cheaper than renting one in Tokushima where the per day rate is around $47. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Japan to get a rental car in are: Nagoya ($39/day), Aomori ($41/day), and Kagoshima ($42/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Osaka should expect to spend around $43/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in Japan is Osaka.

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 junio 20, 2024.

January

$55

February

$62

March

$58

April

$60

May

$59

June

$60

July

$57

August

$59

September

$56

October

$55

November

$59

December

$62

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Japan is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is February. 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 junio 20, 2024.

Small cars

$55 - $67

All Car Types

$77 - $97

To rent a small car in Japan, you would pay an average price of $59/day. June is the cheapest month to rent a small car in Japan (~$55/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$67/day). In fact, June is about 9% 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 33% 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 rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a medium car in Japan, you would pay an average price of $98/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in Japan (~$91/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~$122/day). In fact, October is about 8% 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 10% 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 rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a large car in Japan, you would pay an average price of $127/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a large car in Japan (~$117/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~$145/day). In fact, September is about 9% 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 31% 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 $88/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in Japan (~$89/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~$115/day). In fact, September is about 0% 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 saves you 0% 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 rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a van in Japan, you would pay an average price of $119/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a van in Japan (~$109/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$133/day). In fact, September is about 10% 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 26% 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 rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a luxury car in Japan, you would pay an average price of $162/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in Japan (~$145/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$206/day). In fact, September is about 12% 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 is 46% 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.

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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 junio 20, 2024.
Have a look at the top rental car agencies available in Japan, including those that serve Osaka, Tokyo and Fukuoka. See what past customers have to say, compare prices, and review other key details before deciding.

Toyota Rent a Car

1492 locations

ORIX Rent a Car

885 locations

Nippon Rent-A-Car

802 locations

Nissan Rent-A-Car

535 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 $64. Data was last updated on junio 20, 2024.
These are some of the best options we've found for those looking for car rentals in Japan, including options within a close proximity to Osaka, Tokyo and Fukuoka. Make sure to examine important information for each deal, including price, car type, and pickup location.
Chevrolet Spark$29/day
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Ford Fiesta$29/day
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Nissan Versa$29/day
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Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Japan, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on junio 20, 2024.
  • Which car rental 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 Alamo (9.0 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Japan.

  • What is the most popular car rental provider in Japan?

    The most popular rental car company in Japan is Times. With prices on COMPACT starting at $43/day about 61% more people book with Times than other companies in the country.

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

    At $38/day, the cheapest car rental price in Japan was found in Kagoshima. On average, Yokosuka has the cheapest daily rental car price ($57/day), which is 20% below average price for cities in Japan.

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

    In Japan, drivers are expected to maintain the lane(s) on the left side of the road.

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Car rentals by fuel type in Japan

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Japan. Currently, Hybrid cars are the cheapest to rent in Japan. Deals were last updated on junio 20, 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Japan. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Hybrid being the cheapest ($45+).

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Electric

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Gas/Diesel

Hybrid

Hybrid

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