If your trip to Iga is all locked in but your itinerary is looking a little empty, we can give you a helping hand.Plan a stop at Mieken Ueno Forest Park. It’s one sight you’ll usually find on most travelers’ must-do lists. Aekuni Shrine and Shirasagi Park are also close by and worth taking the time to see.
If you’re ready for a day trip, pack your bags and make your way to Ise. Located 35 miles away, it has plenty to keep you occupied. Toba is another place you shouldn’t miss. It’s about 40 miles away. Slide out of the car, have a stretch and find out what this place has to offer.
Having your own ride in Iga will give you more freedom to go wherever you want at your own pace. Maybe you’re in the mood to leave town, explore the country laneways, and go where the wind blows. If that’s the case, collect the keys to one of our full-size or mid-size SUVs and explore the bays in the area. If you’d prefer to experience the bright city lights, jump behind the wheel of something small. Getting around heavy traffic will be a lot less stressful with a compact or mini car.
You’ll be glad to know that there’s a huge variety of both economy and luxury rentals in Iga. What you go with depends on what you’re willing to spend and what you’re planning to do. Prestige vehicles often spare no expense when it comes to comfort and class. If you’re splurging, why not pick up a fully kitted-out SUV, or perhaps a cushy mid-sized sedan? Otherwise, if you’re just after a set of wheels to get you around town as cheaply as possible, we can help you out with an economy vehicle (or something else that won’t burn a hole in your pocket).
In Iga, you’ll be driving on the left side of the road. That means the steering wheel is on the right-hand side. If you’ve rented a vehicle with a manual transmission, get used to changing gears with your left hand.
Getting your hands on a car space in Iga isn’t always a breeze. That’s why many travelers book a hotel that has its own parking. When leaving the car around town, keep an eye on the signage. Overstaying the permitted time limit could get you a substantial fine.
Since the population of Iga is about 98,200, you shouldn’t encounter too much difficulty with traffic congestion. That said, downtown streets can get busy in the rush hours before and after work, so you may want to avoid driving during these times.
Most residential areas in Iga have a 40km/h speed limit. Outside these areas, the speed limits typically range between 30km/h and 100km/h.
Normally, your car rental company will charge the amount fined to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may provide your contact information to the relevant local authority so they can send a fine to you directly.
As with many places, standard cell phone usage is not permitted while cruising around Iga. However, an exception applies for hands-free or Bluetooth functions. Just remember to maintain focus on the road.
In Iga, it is an offence to operate a vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content) greater than 0.03%. If you plan to have a few drinks over dinner, it’d be wise to leave the car behind.
You aren’t allowed to turn on a red light in Iga. If you encounter one, take the opportunity to enjoy a mindful moment or two until the light switches back to green.
Seat belts should always be fastened in Mie Prefecture. Having said that, this rule may differ for some vehicles, like those used by public transportation networks.