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Car hires in Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture

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Tokyo, Japan
14 Apr — 21 Apr
Tokyo, Japan
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Sun 21/4
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Car hire insight and trends in Tokyo

Useful insights to help you book the perfect car hire in Tokyo

What is the cheapest car hire agency in Tokyo?

The cheapest car hire in Tokyo are generally found through Surprise Agency. When booking with Surprise Agency, you may be able to find car hire prices for as low as $24/day. The average price to hire a car in Tokyo is $24/day.

What car hire company in Tokyo has the most locations?

Nippon Rent-A-Car has the most locations of any car hire company in Tokyo, with 106 locations.

What car do most people hire in Tokyo?

Most momondo users will hire the Toyota Sienta in Tokyo, though hiring the Nissan X-Trail is a popular second choice according to our data. If you’re interested in hiring the Toyota Sienta, prices are $139 per day on average. Some users have found Toyota Sienta hire deals in Tokyo for as low as $95 per day. Nissan X-Trail hire in Tokyo is $164 per day on average, with some of the cheapest deals at $107 per day.

Best deals found for Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture car hire

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental car types in Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture
Best rates found by momondo users in the past 48 hours.

Important information about Tokyo car hire

Touring Tokyo can be worthwhile if you know where to go and what to do. The busy city is home to attractions, such as Hamarikyu Gardens, Meiji Jingu and Olympic sites like New National Stadium, which are suitably accessible with hired cars in Tokyo. Alighting from the Tokyo Narita Airport and Tokyo Haneda Airport, it's best to use rental cars in Tokyo to visit close sites like Tokyo Big Sight. For easy navigation around the capital, it’s essential to note the three main roads, namely, Tokyo Outer Ring Road, Tokyo Metro Expressway Circular Route and Metropolitan Inter-City Expressway. Finding parking in Tokyo can be a sport; however, there are visible parking signs that will help you find available parking. Also, watch out for stipulated parking times and parking rentals commonly marked as "tsukigime." With more than 70 car hire locations in Tokyo, you’re guaranteed to save time renting one.

While visiting, is it worthwhile to rent a car while visiting Tokyo?

Parking spaces usually indicate the number of parking spaces available, so it’d be best to look out for such signs. Moreover, with the many parking lots and garages, it’s illegal to park in the street. Traffic in Tokyo can be unbearable due to the multi-lane roads and countless streetlights on main roads. To escape traffic, it’d be best to drive hired cars in Tokyo on two-lane expressways that’ll get you into different parts of the city faster. By using a simple car like a cheap car rental, you can visit nearby cities like Chofu with sites like Jindaiji Temple where you can participate in festivals. Tokyo is a walkable city with most sites and facilities at a close distance. hired cars in Tokyo are the most convenient and affordable transportation option for long-distance destinations like Izu Island and Sado Island. All in all, you’ll find a cheap car rental in Tokyo, a better solution for saving money so you can spend more on memorabilia and exploring the city.

What different driving laws should I keep in mind while driving in Tokyo?

It’s important to stay safe while in Tokyo, and the city’s laws will help you accomplish this. Note that on freeways, the speed limit is different from urban areas and the speed measurements are in kilometres per hour. The Japan Expressway Pass is mandatory for visitors, and you can purchase it at Tokyo car rental offices. Additionally, all drivers must possess car insurance in their car while driving. Because roads in Tokyo are considerably narrower, it’s illegal to turn on a red light unless indicated otherwise. Driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol level more than the legal limit is strictly illegal. Any passenger in the same vehicle with such a driver is equally at fault. It’d be wise to check with Tokyo’s department of motor vehicles for recent law changes.

Will I need a special driving license or permit to drive a rental car in Tokyo if I’m visiting from another country?

As a foreigner, you must have an IDP and your driving license from your country to drive rental cars ranging from a people carrier rental to a luxury car rental in Tokyo. You can only use your IDP for one year, even when its validity is for longer than one year. For foreign residents, you’ll need to exchange your country’s license with Japan’s by applying for a permanent driving license. Documents like your residency certificate are important for the application. Locals who want to upgrade from their learner’s permit can apply for a permanent driving license with a resident card, a current headshot photo, a learner’s permit and a residence certificate.


Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture car hire deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in Tokyo that's right for you

Small cars

$86 - $115

All Car Types

$125 - $160

The average price of a small car hire in Tokyo, Japan is $97. The cheapest time to hire a small car in Tokyo, Japan is in June. The price is 12% lower than the rest of the year at just $86 per day. A small car rental is typically 29% less expensive than the average rental car in Tokyo. The average price of a vehicle hire in Tokyo can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Tokyo small car hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car hire in Tokyo, Japan is $144. The cheapest time to hire a medium car in Tokyo, Japan is in November. The price is 8% lower than the rest of the year at just $134 per day. A medium car rental is typically 7% more expensive than the average rental car in Tokyo. The average price of a vehicle hire in Tokyo can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Tokyo medium car hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car hire in Tokyo, Japan is $179. The cheapest time to hire a large car in Tokyo, Japan is in November. The price is 9% lower than the rest of the year at just $163 per day. A large car rental is typically 25% more expensive than the average rental car in Tokyo. The average price of a vehicle hire in Tokyo can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a SUV hire in Tokyo, Japan is $146. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Tokyo, Japan is in October. The price is 11% lower than the rest of the year at just $131 per day. A SUV rental is typically 8% more expensive than the average rental car in Tokyo. The average price of a vehicle hire in Tokyo can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a van hire in Tokyo, Japan is $178. The cheapest time to hire a van in Tokyo, Japan is in March. The price is 15% lower than the rest of the year at just $153 per day. A van rental is typically 24% more expensive than the average rental car in Tokyo. The average price of a vehicle hire in Tokyo can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Tokyo van hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a luxury car hire in Tokyo, Japan is $180. The cheapest time to hire a luxury car in Tokyo, Japan is in May. The price is 32% lower than the rest of the year at just $123 per day. A luxury car rental is typically 25% more expensive than the average rental car in Tokyo. The average price of a vehicle hire in Tokyo can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

Hyundai i30
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$57/day

22 Apr - 28 Apr
Hyundai i30
Hyundai Accent Hatch
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$59/day

13 May - 20 May
Hyundai Accent Hatch
Toyota Yaris
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$63/day

16 Apr - 20 Apr
Toyota Yaris

Tokyo car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture

ORIX Rent a Car

10.0
Wonderful
1 review25 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Hertz

10.0
Wonderful
1 review17 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Europcar

10.0
Wonderful
1 review16 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

National

16 locations

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

15 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Nissan Rent-A-Car

9.3
Wonderful
5 reviews83 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort

9.0

Overall

9.3

Pick-up/drop-off

9.0

Value

9.0

Toyota Rent a Car

67 locations

Times

31 locations

Quick facts about car hire in Tokyo

Get the overview on great hire deals, popular car hire companies, and best car types for your visit in Tokyo

Most Popular Agency

Relax Rent A Car

Popular Car Types

Economy, Compact, Passenger Van

Cheapest Hire Car

$65

Most Popular Model

Toyota Sienta
The most popular Tokyo car hire agency found on momondo this month is Relax Rent A Car. Other top choices for car hire companies are Europcar and Nissan Rent-A-Car
The following car types were offered at car hire companies in Tokyo in the past 72 hours: Economy, Compact, Passenger Van.
The lowest price for a car hire in Tokyo is $65/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $94/day.
The most popular car model to hire in Tokyo in the past 7 days is the Toyota Sienta. Our users also prefer the Nissan X-Trail as an alternative.

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