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Tokyo car rentals from $29/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Tokyo with a pick-up date of 6/19 and drop-off date of 7/17. 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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Cheap car rentals in Tokyo

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Economy$29/day
Compact$32/day
Intermediate$38/day
Standard$73/day
Minivan$99/day
Mini$53/day
Passenger van$69/day
Intermediate station wagon$62/day
Compact SUV$67/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Tokyo

  • All children up to age six in Japan are required to be in rear-facing car seats, while older children may be in booster seats. Most car rental services in Tokyo provide car seats for rent. However, make sure to enquire from the company on whether they provide car seats as certain drop-off and pick-up spots may not have them in stock, as well as whether the car seat will have been installed when picking up the car. Failure to have a car seat when traveling with young children and infants in car rentals in Tokyo constitutes an offense and may land you in trouble.
  • Renting a car while in Tokyo will give you the ultimate comfort by allowing you to visit the multiple sights and attractions in the city at your convenience. Get a cheap car rental in Tokyo and visit Asakusa’s Sensoji Temple, one of the most famous tourist sites in the city, in less than 40mins. Tokyo Disneyland, located just under 20miles from Tokyo City, is another famous tourist destination site that you can drive to in approximately 40mins. Make use of the independence that comes with driving your own car to explore the beautiful beaches surrounding Tokyo.
  • Tokyo is one of the busiest cities in the world and driving around the city might get you caught up in heavy traffic, especially during peak hours. In this scenario, avoid using the city’s primary exit and entry highways between the hours of 7 am and 9 am, as well as 5 pm to 7 pm when people are traveling to and from work. Be especially careful when driving around the Imperial Palace, which is located in Central Tokyo as the road has several lanes that can be quite confusing, with one main lane leading to an expressway entrance.
  • The intricacy of roads in Tokyo could be confusing to anyone, and navigating public transport is no easy feat. In such a huge metropolis, taxi prices are significantly higher, so renting a car from Tokyo car rental can be a cost-effective option to explore Japan. You may be hesitant about the heavy traffic and parking challenges, but most rental cars come equipped with GPS navigation systems that will help you get where you need to go. With your rental car, you can comfortably head to Enoshima, which is 77 km (47 miles) away, or Kokotu-In, located 59 km (36 miles) away conveniently and at your own pace.
  • At the Haneda International Airport in Tokyo, you’ll find that both Terminal 1 and 2 have different car rental companies at the terminal lobby on the first level of the airport. You’ll also find a rental car center in the International Terminal on level 2 of the arrivals lobby. Once you get here, you can pick up the car of your choice from several Tokyo car rentals, such as Alamo, Hertz, Enterprise, Europcar, and Times.
  • The first thing you should know about Tokyo is that cars drive on the left side of the road. Signs on major roads and highways are in Japanese and English, but you may want to make sure the rental car has a good English navigational system because most rural roads have signage in Japanese. Crossing the orange line between lanes is prohibited and be wary of bicycles at city intersections and sidewalks. When venturing into rural roads, you may encounter carts or animals. Stopping at red signs and before crossing railway lines is mandatory, even if there’s no approaching train. Drunk driving is taken very seriously in Japan, so be careful and have a designated sober driver.
  • The Shuto Expressway, also known as the Capital Expressway, is a network of busy roads in Japan, which can be quite congested during rush hour. Surprisingly, the city center has a good flow of traffic most of the time, unless there’s a major concert or event. Depending on your itinerary, keep in mind that Tokyo's rush hour lasts from 7am to 9am and then 5pm to 7pm.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Tokyo for $54 or less
  • Book your rental car in Tokyo at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Tokyo are around 40% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Compact rental cars in Tokyo are around 23% cheaper than other car types, on average

Tokyo car rental experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travelers who rented a car in Tokyo 
Verified travelerApr 2024
Make sure you get the right car size. Cars are SMALL as in really small so you want to make sure you're getting something big enough for your passengers and luggage. Take ETC option as this makes using Toll roads VERY easy
MissyJan 2024
Tokyo driving can be tough especially if you are used to driving in the states due to driving on the other side of the road. However, the drivers are courteous and GPS works well here.
PatriciaMay 2023
If you are not Japanese or have a SOFA license ensure to have an AAA international license

FAQs about renting a car in Tokyo

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Tokyo?

    Apart from expressways and highways, Tokyo has some narrow roads that may be hard to navigate. That being said, you should reserve a compact car from car rentals in Tokyo. This mostly applies to rural roads, so if you intend to venture out and experience the outskirts of the city, a compact car will do you justice. Rural roads can be gravel or dirt roads, so depending on how much time you’ll be spending outside the city, having a four-wheel-drive or a compact SUV might be preferable.

  • What’s the speed limit in Tokyo?

    Speed limits in Tokyo are listed inkm/h. On expressways, expect to drive at limits of 100km/h (63mph), 40km/h (24mph), 30km/h (18mph) on side streets and 60km/h (37mph) on other roads. Pay attention to traffic signs when going to the countryside to ensure you’re keeping at recommended speed limits.

  • Where are the best places to park in Tokyo?

    Parking in Tokyo City Center can be expensive, and the spaces can be few and far between. Still, you can park on the street as long as there’s a passenger in the car. You might find it more convenient to park in the smaller towns in the countryside where parking is free. You can also park in the parking lots at national parks or close to other tourist attractions where you’re likely to get a flat fee of around ¥200 ($1.90) to ¥500 ($4.75).

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

    On average a rental car in Tokyo costs $64 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in Tokyo found in the last 2 weeks is $43.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Tokyo?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($29/day), Avis ($40/day) and Budget ($53/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 2-17-7 Minamicho 185-0021 (16 miles from city center).

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Tokyo?

    Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Tokyo. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • How much is gas price in Tokyo?

    The average gas price in Tokyo is $4.16 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $50 and $67, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Tokyo?

    Compact (Class Compact Car or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Tokyo.

  • Which car rental companies are at Narita airport (NRT)?

    The only car rental company onsite at Narita airport is Alamo.

  • Which car rental companies are at Haneda airport (HND)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Haneda airport include Avis, Times, ORIX Rent a Car, Europcar, Hertz, Alamo, Budget, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Nissan Rent-A-Car and National.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Narita airport (NRT)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Narita airport to off-airport locations include Times, ORIX Rent a Car, Europcar, Hertz, Budget, Nissan Rent-A-Car, and National.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Haneda airport (HND)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Haneda airport to off-airport locations include Times, ORIX Rent a Car, Europcar, Hertz, Nissan Rent-A-Car, and National.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Tokyo?

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

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Tokyo?

    A Compact car rental in Tokyo costs $64 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Tokyo?

    An Economy car rental in Tokyo costs $61 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Tokyo?

    An Intermediate car rental in Tokyo costs $66 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Tokyo?

    In Tokyo, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 2-17-7 Minamicho (16 miles from city center).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Tokyo?

    On average a rental car in Tokyo costs $446 per week ($64 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Tokyo?

    On average a rental car in Tokyo costs $1,911 per month ($64 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Tokyo?

    Most car rental providers in Tokyo offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Tokyo, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Tokyo?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 24 car rental agencies in Tokyo.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Tokyo?

    Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Tokyo?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Tokyo so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

  • What do I need to rent a car in Tokyo?

    Before considering Tokyo car rentals, make sure you have an International Driving Permit that has been issued in accordance with the Geneva Convention, which you will have to use with your local license. You should also have a credit card as most car rental companies use a credit card as the preferred payment method.

  • Do I need to pay for insurance when getting cheap car rentals in Tokyo?

    Most rental companies include basic insurance in the car rental contract. However, you can pay for additional insurance, such as non-operation charges and collision damage waiver, to reduce liability payments if something goes wrong. Make sure to make inquiries about insurance coverage from the car rental company.

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