You’ll want to explore nearby Minamikoma-gun. What’s 16 miles when you’ve got your very own car? The road trip there is half the fun! Mt. Minobu Kuonji Temple, Fujikawa Craft Park and Grave of Nichirenshoto Gosoan alone make the drive out here worthwhile. The locals will also likely point you in the direction of Komagane, 25 miles away. If you only have time for one attraction here, make sure it’s Komagatake Ropeway. (But we’d also recommend Komaganekogen Ski Area and Kantenpapa Garden.)
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Browse as many different bargain deals as possible (we make that job as easy as pie!)
Keep an eye on your inbox for our terrific Price Drop Alert. We’ll keep you in the loop about all the hot deals cruising around your location
Research is the key to scoring the best rental bargains in town, so be sure to check out both airport and non-airport pickup and drop-off outlets before you lock in your ride
If you have some elbow room in your schedule, alter your dates to find lower prices on different days of the week
Pickup and drop-off times typically need to be similar (e.g, both 11 a.m.) or you could be charged for a full extra day
Keep more hard-earned dollars in your back pocket. You’ll grab some of the best deals when you pay in advance for your vehicle
Don’t let the deal you’ve been searching for slip through your fingers. Book as soon as you can and lock in your ideal ride.
Whether you’re on the road on your own or with a big group, we can help find your perfect ride in Minami-Alps. If you’d rather something small, why not consider a mini or compact? These zippy cars are fun to drive and cheap to run. Can’t wait to explore the surrounding areas? An SUV or a full-size car could be perfect. If you’d rather go all out on this vacation, make an impression with a premium car.
You’ll be glad to know that there’s a broad range of luxurious rental vehicles in Minami-Alps. What you opt for is largely dependent on your budget and what you’re hoping to do. Specialty and prestige vehicles often spare no expense when it comes to mod cons and comfort. If you’re splashing out, why not pick a high-end SUV, or perhaps a stylish mid-sized vehicle? Alternatively, if you’re just after a car to zip around town in as efficiently as possible, maybe go for a no-frills compact vehicle (or something else that won’t burn a hole in your wallet).
Before you begin driving in Minami-Alps, get your head around the local rules and regulations. From blood alcohol limits to parking regulations, here’s all you need to know:
Keep to the left-hand side of the road in Minami-Alps. If you’re planning to rent a car here, be aware that the steering wheel will be on the right. It may take a little getting used to!
It can be hard to locate a parking space in Minami-Alps. Once you nab one, be sure to pay close attention to the signage. Overstaying the permitted time limit or parking where you shouldn’t can put a big hole in your vacation budget.
While cruising through the streets of Minami-Alps, keep in mind that the speed limits range from 30km/h to 100km/h. Most residential zones are 40km/h unless otherwise signed.
More often than not, your chosen rental company will charge the fined amount to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may share your contact details with the relevant local law enforcement agency so they can issue a fine directly to you.
As in many places, regular cell phone usage is not permitted while cruising around Minami-Alps. There is an exception for hands-free or Bluetooth functions. Just make sure you maintain focus on the road.
When operating a vehicle in Minami-Alps, it’s an offence to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) of more than 0.03%. Thinking of having a glass or two of wine while you’re out? Consider grabbing a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.
Turning on a red light isn’t allowed in Minami-Alps. Always be on the alert for traffic lights and signs to make sure you don’t break any traffic laws.
Although there are a few exceptions, seat belts must be fastened in Kofu.