Easy to maneuver and fuel-efficient — it’s little wonder that compact cars are the most booked rental vehicle in Japan. And if you intend to roll down the crowded streets of Tokyo or Yokohama, you’ll be happy you decided on a smaller ride too. Zip past traffic, squeeze into crowded parking lots, and navigate tight lanes — find out why bigger doesn’t always mean better!That said, Japan is known for its bays, coral reefs, and sandy shores. Many eager adventurers hightail it out of the city to check out those glorious sights. If that sounds like something you’d be into, opt for an SUV or a full-size car. Even if you’re not planning to venture off the beaten track, you’ll enjoy that extra space.