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Explore Japan with Ease: Premium Car Rental Services from Rhino Car Hire

Enjoy a captivating journey through Japan, a country renowned for its blend of ancient tradition and cutting-edge modernity, with Rhino Car Hire. Whether you're cruising through the neon-lit streets of Tokyo, exploring the historic temples of Kyoto, or venturing into the scenic vistas of Hokkaido, Rhino Car Hire equips you with the perfect vehicle for your adventures. Our extensive fleet, competitive rates, and dedicated customer support ensure your travel across Japan is seamless, comfortable, and filled with discovery. From bustling urban centers to tranquil countryside, Rhino Car Hire enables you to explore Japan's stunning diversity in style and comfort.

Advantages of Car Hire with Rhino Car Hire:

  • Strategic Pickup Locations: Conveniently pick up your car at major airports and cities across Japan.
  • Diverse Fleet: Choose from compact city cars, luxury vehicles, or spacious SUVs for family trips.
  • Competitive Rates: Secure the best deals and exceptional value on your car rental.
  • Flexible Rental Terms: Benefit from hassle-free booking with free cancellations and amendments.
  • 24/7 Customer Support: Our team is dedicated to ensuring your journey through Japan is smooth and enjoyable.

Booking Early:

"Unlock the wonders of Japan by booking your car hire early with Rhino Car Hire." Early booking ensures the availability of your preferred vehicle and the best rates, allowing for a tailored travel experience that suits your itinerary. With Rhino Car Hire, you can customize your rental to match your travel plans, ensuring a journey that's as efficient as it is enjoyable. From selecting the ideal vehicle to navigating Japan’s iconic landscapes and cultural landmarks, planning ahead with Rhino Car Hire sets the stage for an unforgettable exploration of this unique country.

Driving in Japan can be a convenient way to explore the country, especially if you want to visit destinations off the beaten path. Here's what you need to know about driving in Japan:

Driving Side: Japan drives on the left side of the road, similar to the UK and Australia.

Road Conditions: Japan boasts a well-maintained road network with smooth and efficient highways, even in rural areas. Roads are usually in excellent condition.

Traffic Rules: Japan has strict traffic rules and enforces them rigorously. Speed limits are clearly marked and are usually 40-50 km/h in urban areas, 60-100 km/h on highways, and 80 km/h on expressways. Seat belts are mandatory for all passengers, and the use of mobile phones while driving without a hands-free device is prohibited.

International Driving Permit: If you plan to drive in Japan, you'll need an International Driving Permit (IDP), which can be obtained in your home country before your trip. It's required along with your regular driver's license.

Before driving in Japan, it's essential to familiarize yourself with the specific rules of the road and plan your routes in advance. With careful preparation, you can enjoy a memorable road trip through Japan's diverse and captivating landscapes.


Cheapest car hire in Japan

Nissan Dayz

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 63.78 EUR/day
Nissan Dayz

7 Days rental at 446.49 EUR from 21/07/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Dayz

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 63.78 EUR/day
Nissan Dayz

7 Days rental at 446.49 EUR from 21/07/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Dayz

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 63.78 EUR/day
Nissan Dayz

7 Days rental at 446.49 EUR from 21/07/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 46.34 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 324.38 EUR from 21/07/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 46.34 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 324.38 EUR from 21/07/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 46.34 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 324.38 EUR from 21/07/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mazda Demio

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 39.31 EUR/day
Mazda Demio

7 Days rental at 275.23 EUR from 21/07/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mazda Demio

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 39.31 EUR/day
Mazda Demio

7 Days rental at 275.23 EUR from 21/07/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mazda Demio

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 39.31 EUR/day
Mazda Demio

7 Days rental at 275.23 EUR from 21/07/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Noah

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 165.88 EUR/day
Toyota Noah

7 Days rental at 1161.16 EUR from 21/07/2024

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Noah

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 165.88 EUR/day
Toyota Noah

7 Days rental at 1161.16 EUR from 21/07/2024

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Noah

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 165.88 EUR/day
Toyota Noah

7 Days rental at 1161.16 EUR from 21/07/2024

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Sienta

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 56.59 EUR/day
Toyota Sienta

7 Days rental at 396.16 EUR from 21/07/2024

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Sienta

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 56.59 EUR/day
Toyota Sienta

7 Days rental at 396.16 EUR from 21/07/2024

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Sienta

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 56.59 EUR/day
Toyota Sienta

7 Days rental at 396.16 EUR from 21/07/2024

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Note e-Power

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 77.82 EUR/day
Nissan Note e-Power

7 Days rental at 544.79 EUR from 21/07/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Note e-Power

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 77.82 EUR/day
Nissan Note e-Power

7 Days rental at 544.79 EUR from 21/07/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Note e-Power

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 77.82 EUR/day
Nissan Note e-Power

7 Days rental at 544.79 EUR from 21/07/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Aqua

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 46.85 EUR/day
Toyota Aqua

7 Days rental at 327.98 EUR from 21/07/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Aqua

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 46.85 EUR/day
Toyota Aqua

7 Days rental at 327.98 EUR from 21/07/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Aqua

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 46.85 EUR/day
Toyota Aqua

7 Days rental at 327.98 EUR from 21/07/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in Japan

  • Tokyo Exploration: Drive through Japan’s bustling capital to experience its dynamic culture, shopping, and dining.
  • Kyoto’s Historic Sites: Visit Kyoto with your rental car and explore its over a thousand years of history, including countless temples and shrines.
  • Mount Fuji: Take a scenic drive to one of Japan’s most iconic sights, ideal for hiking or enjoying the breathtaking views.
  • Nara Park: Journey to Nara and mingle with the friendly free-roaming deer, a short drive from Osaka.
  • Hokkaido Road Trip: Explore the vast landscapes of Hokkaido, perfect for experiencing Japan’s natural beauty and wildlife.
 

Popular car hire destinations in Japan

  • Tokyo: Bustling metropolis 
  • Kyoto: Known for its numerous temples, gardens
  • Osaka: Famous for its street food, vibrant nightlife, and landmarks like Osaka Castle and Universal Studios Japan.
  • Hiroshima: Site of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum
  • Hokkaido: Japan's northernmost island
  • Mount Fuji: Iconic symbol of Japan

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Japan

  •  

    L

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    30-50kph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    80kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    100kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

    JPY  138.11/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    0mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    JPY

    Currency

  •  

    YES

    Tolls

  •  

    21

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

  •  

    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

  •  

    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

  •  

    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Compare car rental agents in Japan

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Europcar
203
8.7/10
1,035
€ 55.40
€ 86.88
 Alamo
67
8.5/10
840
€ 63.80
€ 108.84
€ 86.94

Car rental agent statistics in Japan

  • Highest Rated Agent Icon
    8.7/10
    Highest rated agent:
    EUROPCAR
  • Lowest Rated Agent Icon
    8.5/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    ALAMO
  • Total Number of Reviews Icon
    1,875
    Total number of reviews in
    Japan
  • Most Locations Icon
    176
    Most Locations in Japan:
    NISSAN
  • Average Wait Time Icon
    22
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • Total Rental Companies Icon
    12
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Japan

ItemPercent
January€ 74
February€ 74
March€ 76
April€ 72
May€ 74
June€ 73
July€ 85
August€ 85
September€ 72
October€ 72
November€ 72
December€ 75
ItemPercent
January€ 60
February€ 60
March€ 61
April€ 61
May€ 63
June€ 59
July€ 63
August€ 63
September€ 56
October€ 56
November€ 60
December€ 61
ItemPercent
January€ 110
February€ 118
March€ 137
April€ 117
May€ 120
June€ 127
July€ 132
August€ 122
September€ 111
October€ 112
November€ 110
December€ 125
ItemPercent
January€ 92
February€ 93
March€ 95
April€ 82
May€ 98
June€ 88
July€ 110
August€ 93
September€ 86
October€ 90
November€ 89
December€ 93
ItemPercent
January
February
March
April
May
June€ 250
July€ 236
August
September
October
November
December
ItemPercent
January€ 60
February€ 60
March€ 60
April€ 60
May€ 61
June€ 61
July€ 69
August€ 68
September€ 60
October€ 60
November€ 61
December€ 61
ItemPercent
January€ 107
February€ 106
March€ 107
April€ 103
May€ 113
June€ 111
July€ 110
August€ 114
September€ 102
October€ 102
November€ 107
December€ 109
ItemPercent
January€ 120
February€ 120
March€ 120
April€ 108
May€ 123
June€ 119
July€ 126
August€ 134
September€ 109
October€ 112
November€ 117
December€ 117

Select category to see average car hire prices in Japan

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Japan

DieselUnleaded
Jul , 2023

€ 0.98

€ 1.11

Aug , 2023

€ 1.00

€ 1.12

Sep , 2023

€ 1.04

€ 1.17

Oct , 2023

€ 1.03

€ 1.16

Nov , 2023

€ 0.95

€ 1.07

Dec , 2023

€ 0.98

€ 1.11

Jan , 2024

€ 0.98

€ 1.11

Feb , 2024

€ 0.97

€ 1.10

Mar , 2024

€ 0.96

€ 1.08

Apr , 2024

€ 0.94

€ 1.06

May , 2024

€ 1.02

€ 1.05

Jun , 2024

€ 0.91

€ 1.03

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun , 2024 0.91 1.03
May , 2024 1.02 1.05
Apr , 2024 0.94 1.06
Mar , 2024 0.96 1.08
Feb , 2024 0.97 1.10
Jan , 2024 0.98 1.11
Dec , 2023 0.98 1.11
Nov , 2023 0.95 1.07
Oct , 2023 1.03 1.16
Sep , 2023 1.04 1.17
Aug , 2023 1.00 1.12
Jul , 2023 0.98 1.11

Car rental price statistics in Japan

  • Average Price Icon
    € 275.17
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • Highest Daily Price Icon
    € 235.59
    Highest daily price:
    Maserati Ghibli
  • Total Vehicles Icon
    2,460
    Total cars available
     
  • Most Popular Car Model Icon
    254
    Most popular model:
    Nissan Serena
  • Locations with Most Cars Icon
    48
    Location with most cars:
    Hokkaido - New Chitose Airport
  • Cheapest Daily Price Icon
    € 39.3 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    TIMES - Narita International Airport
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Fukuoka
€46.4
 
 
Economy 3 5 2 from €46.4 /day
Compact 3 5 3 from €56.0 /day
Mini 5 4 2 from €49.1/day
Osaka
€51.6
 
 
Mini 5 4 2 from €58.4 /day
Compact 3 5 3 from €62.1 /day
Economy 3 5 2 from €51.6/day
Yokohama
€58.4
 
 
Mini 5 4 2 from €58.4 /day
Compact 5 5 3 from €70.8 /day
Economy 3 5 2 from €63.5/day
Tokyo
€51.6
 
 
Economy 3 5 2 from €51.6 /day
Estate 5 5 5 from €87.9 /day
Compact 3 5 3 from €62.1/day