Japan

Car hire in Japan with SIXT

If you want to hire a car in Japan it has never been easier, with SIXT boasting many branches throughout major cities and regions. Whether you’re in the capital Tokyo, Osaka or Sapporo, SIXT is on hand to ensure your car hire is seamless. From the moment you land in Japan, SIXT’s conveniently located airport branches will be there to help you with your onward journey. With access to many top-of-the-range cars, including minibuses if you’re travelling in a large group, SIXT has you covered. 

SIXT services in Japan

SIXT car hire in japan is extremely flexible. Rent a car for the day or weekend, or several weeks at a time to suit your trip. With a great choice of car categories to pick from too, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Choose a practical hatchback or saloon to easily get around the city, or maybe a minibus so you can take all the family as well as your luggage along for the ride. With many bookable extras, such as additional drivers so you can share your time behind the wheel, SIXT makes hiring a car in Japan easy. 

Good to know when you're visiting Japan

Payment Method

We accept all major credit card companies as a method of payment such as Mastercard, VISA, American Express and Diner’s Club. 

Available Extras

If you need extra devices or plans for your journey, we can add sat nav systems, child seats, as well as additional drivers and protection packages to the booking. 

One-way Car Hire

If you are ending the journey at a different drop-off point within Japan please select the alternative location during the booking to check if this is an available option.     

Tolls

Vehicles are equipped with a chip to allow you to pass through tolls for contactless payment, however, you must hire or organise and top-up the adjoined card, which we can provide. 

Licence Requirements

Japan is very generous with younger drivers allowing valid licence holders to hire cars as young as 18, with no limit on vehicle choice.

Driving Tips

In Japan all drivers and cyclists must drive on the left-hand side of the road while pedestrians are required to walk on the right.  

Best places to visit in Japan

  • Tokyo: The capital city of Japan and a great place to start your trip, Tokyo has something for everyone. Check out the famous Shibuya Crossing which has been in many a film or visit the Meiji Jingu shrine which is an honorary monument to Emperor Meiji. 
  • Osaka: Known for its picturesque setting and intriguing history, Osaka is a must for everyone's itinerary. Visit the famous Osaka Castle which is well known for the part it played in the unification of Japan centuries ago. Or take a whirl on the ferris wheel and see the city from a different perspective. 
  • Kyoto: A previous capital city of Japan, Kyoto remains a popular tourist attraction. The Bamboo Forest is like something you won’t have seen before, covering approximately 16 square kilometres. The Buddhist temple, Kinkaku-Ji is also a popular tourist attraction which will leave you speechless. 

Winter in Japan

Winter is as good a time as any to visit Japan. Visit the Sapporo Snow festival for its annual snow and ice celebration and see spectacular ice sculptures. If you want to get the blood pumping, jump in your car and hit the slopes in Hakuba, a resort known hosting the winter games in 1998. A trip to Japan isn’t complete without visiting the Shirakawa-go villages, which are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Why Rent With Sixt?

Why Rent With Sixt?
  • New Cars - On Average 3 Months Old
  • Premium Fleet Of German Cars
  • Car Hire Made Quick And Easy
  • Friendly 24/7 Customer Service
  • Free Cancellation When You Pay On Arrival
  • No hidden costs or credit card fees

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