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Tokyo Prefecture car hire

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Cheap car hire in Tokyo Prefecture

StandardR1 896/day
People carrierR1 822/day
Passenger vanR1 269/day
Intermediate estate carR1 128/day
Compact SUVR1 220/day
Intermediate SUVR1 554/day
Compact estate carR1 981/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for hiring a car in Tokyo Prefecture

  • The city of Tokyo is one of the largest cities in the world, while the greater metropolis is considered the most populated. The streets are often packed with pedestrians and other vehicles—cars, buses, bicycles, scooters, and more. With such well-used roads, you’ll want to select a rental car that provides you with some agility. Consider renting a small or compact vehicle for your trip, especially if you plan to spend a majority of your time within the city limits.
  • There are almost 20 locations for rental car companies throughout Tokyo. So if you want to secure a rental car for only a portion of your visit to the area, you will have a number of opportunities to either pick up or drop off a rental vehicle. Of course, you’ll want to make note of any rental car company preferences, since not all companies necessarily have a presence at each of these spots.
  • Beyond the greater Tokyo metropolitan area, there is a lot to explore, including a vast array of hiking options for those of you who may be inclined toward outdoor adventure. If your objective is to explore off the beaten path and beyond city limits, you’ll want to secure a four-wheel-drive vehicle for your rental period. In the winter months, you may even want to secure chains for your tires.
  • The journey between two points within the city of Tokyo can be a bit tricky to navigate, so you’ll want to make an effort to plan your routes in advance of your departure—this is still the case if you are using a rental vehicle that is equipped with a GPS, especially with a large number of other vehicles and pedestrians on the roads.
  • Book your car hire in Tokyo Prefecture at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Full-size hire cars in Tokyo Prefecture are around 7% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Tokyo Prefecture

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Tokyo Prefecture?

    On average a car hire in Tokyo Prefecture costs R1 216 per day.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Tokyo Prefecture?

    Economy (Mazda Mazda2 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Tokyo Prefecture.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Tokyo Prefecture?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Europcar (R650/day), Times (R945/day) and ORIX Rent a Car (R1 148/day).

  • How can I find car hires near me in Tokyo Prefecture?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • Should I rent a car in Tokyo Prefecture?

    Tokyo offers visitors an extensive array of options for public transportation. What’s more, the operating hours for these options tend to provide travelers with significant coverage during the day and night. That said, some paths between two points in this behemoth city may require you to change from one route to another, or even change to a different vehicle. For this reason, it may be wise to choose a rental vehicle for some, or all, of your journey. A rental will provide you with more autonomy over your travel schedule. Furthermore, it will give you the freedom to extend your travel adventure to other locations on the island.

  • What is driving like in Tokyo Prefecture?

    Tokyo roads have all the modern accommodations that make driving comfortable. The area’s people are also friendly to international tourists. The street signs are marked in both Japanese and English, so you don’t have to be concerned about translating on the fly. One particular detail to note, however, is that roads operate similarly to those in the United Kingdom—the driver’s side of the car is on the right and vehicles run on the left side of the road. However, you are not allowed to turn left on a red light. At a traffic light, you must wait for the appropriate signal. Pedestrians and cyclists are required to travel on the right-hand side of the road; you’ll want to note that they also have the right of way on the roads.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Tokyo Prefecture?

    The minimum age for renting a vehicle in Japan is 18 years old. This is also the minimum age to be able to drive in the country. Travelers who are visiting the country will also need to acquire International Driving Permits (IDPs) in order to secure their rentals. Take note, IDPs cannot be obtained once in Japan; they must be secured in your home country before your departure.

Car hire directory

  • nippon

    Nippon Rent-A-Car car hire locations in Tokyo Prefecture

    171 Locations

  • toyota

    Toyota Rent a Car car hire locations in Tokyo Prefecture

    125 Locations

  • nissan

    Nissan Rent-A-Car car hire locations in Tokyo Prefecture

    117 Locations

  • orix

    ORIX Rent a Car car hire locations in Tokyo Prefecture

    47 Locations

  • times

    Times car hire locations in Tokyo Prefecture

    36 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in Tokyo Prefecture

    21 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Tokyo Prefecture

    20 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in Tokyo Prefecture

    19 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car hire locations in Tokyo Prefecture

    18 Locations

  • national

    National car hire locations in Tokyo Prefecture

    17 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car hire locations in Tokyo Prefecture

    16 Locations

  • shouqi

    Shouqi car hire locations in Tokyo Prefecture

    15 Locations

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