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23 3 kamitonoda cho higashi kyujyou

Average Pick-Up time: 21-30 minutes

8.0 Out of 10 (1 Review)

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Efr Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019, 6:23 AM

Pick up with navigation system - took 15 minutes to get directions in English <could only be entered at telnr or folder locations - no western characters Return location is not well marked

We collected 1 reviews in total for all stations in Kyoto, Japan with an average score of 8.0/10.
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Car rentals in Kyoto: All you need to know

A Kyoto car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of the area has to offer. We've collected your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Kyoto. Keep reading to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.

Where do I get a great deal on a car rental in Kyoto? makes it a breeze to book the cheapest deals. Simply type in your travel dates and go through the variety of rental car suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Kyoto. You should also:

  • Read through the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees
  • Reserve your vehicle as far in advance as you can
  • Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be pricier
  • Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more with a longer rental

These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Kyoto.

What rental companies have outlets in Kyoto? has around six rental car suppliers to choose from in Kyoto. You'll find some of the best companies, like Hertz. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.

What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Kyoto?

That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Kyoto. If you're having trouble choosing, make sure to look over our chart below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Kyoto?

Generally, the age limit for renting a car in Kyoto is 21. But, you may find that there is an additional charge if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category cars. Go through the terms to figure out what any additional charges will be before you reserve your rental.

Is insurance required to rent a car in Kyoto?

Insurance is required, wherever you're renting a car. Nevertheless, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, those policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Look into it before you book and, if it is needed, you can just include it at checkout.

What are the different fuel policies?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.

You will need to search for a gas station close to the drop-off location

What fuel policy should I get?

We usually suggest that you opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

Unlimited miles is a great option if you decide to do some sightseeing or visit several customers all over Kyoto. You can drive wherever you want without incurring additional charges. Make sure to read your policy to see if there are any restrictions.

What are some things to do in Kyoto?

There is tons to see and do in Kyoto. Some of Kyoto's most popular attractions are:

  • Fushimi Inari Shrine
  • Gion
  • Arashiyama

Fortunately, you can cruise to the one you want or visit all of them.

Before you drive off

Make sure you check a few things before you leave the car rental lot on your Kyoto adventure. It's worth the time to:

  • Walk around your car and make certain there is no damage or scrapes. If so, mark it down on the paperwork
  • Check the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
  • Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Get comfortable operating the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new region

Book your Kyoto rental car today

Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. has the ideal car rental that can align with your needs and not deplete your travel fund.

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