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Car hire Japan
Are you planning your visit to Japan?, most visitors choose car hire Japan when planning their visit online; those who require a car rental in Japan should take in consideration the tips below:
- To drive a car in Japan is necessary to have a Japanese driver's license or an international driving license.
- The International Driving license must be obtained before coming to Japan and is valid for 1 year from date of issue in the foreign country. In this case, the license must be issued in a member country of the Geneva Conventions.
- In Japan, vehicles drive on the left side of the road, while the the driver's seat is on the right.
- The signs and traffic laws are international rules, and most of the traffic signals on major roads are written in Japanese and English, this does not happen in rural areas, where japanese is the main language on the traffic signals.
Japan is a beautiful country where discovering the asian culture. Highways use to be in excellent conditions and driving in Japan is a great experience. Car hire Japan is a recommended option for those who are now planning their holidays in Japan, remember to book your car rental ahead of time for getting the cheapest prices on car hire Japan.
Car rental and driving tips in Japan
The general condition of the streets, roads and highways is good, but in some cities, the streets can be a bit narrow. The traffic jams are a problem in both urban and suburban areas. In mountainous areas, roads can be closed in winter, vehicles must be equipped with tire chains.
Okinawa and the four major Japanese islands are connected by a road network covering more than 7000 kilometers. This network connects Aomori in northern Honshu and the southern Kagoshima in Kyushu and Shikoku. There are other highways connecting other regions and cities in Japan.
Parking in Japan
In some urban centers Japanese is very difficult to find a parking for our car, and those that exist are very expensive. Some hotels in Japan offer parking, but you should confirm before making a reservation.
Speed limits in Japan
The speed limits in Japan are:
- Highway 80 to 100 kmh
- Urban areas 40 kmh
- Secondary roads 30 kmh
- Another 50 a 60 kmh
Required driving license in Japan
Tourists and visitors are entitled to drive in Japan with an International Driver License for a period of one year. Japan recognizes international licenses based on the Geneva Convention of 1949. Some countries, like Germany, Belgium, France and Switzerland extends international licenses that are based on various other conventions, these permissions will not fit to drive in Japan. Tourists from these countries may lead to the corresponding translation of the licenses from their countries of origin, performed in the appropriate embassy or consulate in Japan. Those who will stay for a period longer than a year in Japan must apply for the Japanese driving license.
Useful links for driving in Japan
Please notice that the models below will be available depending on the destination. Some destinations in Asia only have chauffer services while others offers a wide selection of car rental models for a cheap price.
Cheap car hire in Japan
From our more than 450 car hire provides, you will be able not only to rent a car from our wide selection, but to compare car hire prices and get the cheapest car hire offers in Japan .
Below are a list of some of our economy and cheap car hire Japan and at Japan airport.
- Nissan Micra
- Peugeot 307
- Ford Mondeo
- Honda Legend
- Volkswagen Golf
- Daihatsu Coure
- More...check models.
By selecting the cheapest car hire, it is possible to get long term car rental in Japan for your long term holidays, even when your budget is limited.
Luxury, exotic and premium Japan car hire
If you can afford a luxury car you may be looking for a comfortable luxury car hire in Japan...we manage a wide selection of premium cars.
- Mercedes SLK
- Mercedes SL
- Cabrio car models
- More...check models.
Some Asian destinations weather is nice enough for driving with a cabrio. Why not choosing a cabrio car hire and feeling the air while driving in Japan?
9 seater to 12 seater minivan Japan car hire
Sometimes we do not travel alone or with a partner; if we travel with our family or friends we may need a 7 seater or 12 seater minivan car hire Japan. Why renting 2 cars for all members of your group when is possible to rent a 9 seater together?.We manage a large variety of familiar cars to rent in Japan.
Explore and enjoy Japan with your family car!.
- Volkswagen Touran
- More...check models.
Car hire with chauffer service
Many cities in Asia only have available car hire with chauffer service, so depending on your destination you will be able to rent a car with or without chauffer.