car hire in Japan

Tips for driving your rental car in Japan

If you're travelling to Japan, a rental car is the best way to reach all the spots this country has to offer. Japan is a very interesting country to explore and its capital city Tokyo counts 13,189,000 inhabitants. In Tokyo lives 10,4% of the entire country's population, which counts over 127,250,000 inhabitants. In Japan the language spoken most widespread is japanese but people also speak other minor languages. The time zone in Japan is GMT+09:00 so make sure you adjust your watch at landing. We suggest adjusting your watch before take-off to help conquer jetlag! The electric plug type in Japan is A / B and the electric voltage is 100 V, so it could be a good idea to bring an adaptor with you to protect your devices' lifetime. The calling code in Japan is +81, make sure you note this down as it can come useful at times.

More travel information about Japan

With a fuel cost in Japan averaging at 1,48 GBP, driving around the country won't break the bank. Japan shares its land borders with , which mean there are plenty of road trip options for travellers wishing to explore a little further. Before crossing any border, please make sure that this is in line with the terms and conditions of your car hire as these might vary according to the supplier you rent your car from. The roads stretch for 754,966, which ranks Japan as the 6th country in the world with the longest road system. This amount of road will let you drive across the country and discover its wonders, secret spots and the delicious local tastes. Please note that in Japan there is a left-hand traffic law - it's important to know that the currency is the Japanese Yen (JPY). Speed limits in town are 40 km/h and on motorways they are 80-100 km/h. Bear in mind that in Japan, speaking on the phone while driving is allowed therefore we recommend caution at any time.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Japan

Japan boasts twenty UNESCO sites which confirm this country's important heritage. Should you visit this country for leisure you can't miss spots like the cultural site of Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area and the cultural site of Himeji-jo. Hire your car choosing among the most popular car hire suppliers in the world, including Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Alamo, Budget and many more.