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Car rentals in Yamanashi: What you need to know

Whether you are in Yamanashi on business or to check out the sights, having the option to go where you want to go, when you need to can help make your trip all the better. Using Yamanashi public transportation may be an affordable method to get around the neighborhood, but if you want to get to a different area of Kofu, you could be left waiting a long time. Ridesharing services like Uber or Lyft, or taxis can be faster, but the cost can start to add up. Additionally, they may not be immediately available.

If you want to get the most from your trip to Yamanashi, then being able to jump behind the wheel of your own car is the best way to make sure you have the time to go everywhere you need to go. We can help you find an affordable rate and the car of your choice. Check out our tips to learn everything you need to know about renting a car in Yamanashi.

Frequently asked questions

What's the best way to get an affordable car rental in Yamanashi?

Trying to find the best car rental rates? You're in the right spot. Make sure you get the most savings on your tip to Yamanashi by doing a few things:

  • Check the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees
  • Book your car rental as far in advance as possible
  • Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they tend to be pricier
  • Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer

Be sure to understand the rental policy before you book.

What kind of rental car should I get in Yamanashi?

With a number of vehicles to decide from, it may be tough to decide what type is ideal for your vacation. But, consider your needs and how many people you're traveling with. Our table below can help you decide the best automobile for your visit.

Do I have to be a certain age to rent a car in Yamanashi?

In most cities, you can rent a car in Yamanashi, Kofu if you're at least 21. Please note that most rental car suppliers will charge an added fee if you are younger than 25. Additionally, if you plan to rent a higher category vehicle (premium, large capacity, SUV, etc.) there may be different age restrictions. Check with the rental car company before you book.

Do I need insurance when I rent a car?

Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy temporary insurance with the car rental company. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through at checkout.

Although many of the major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, give some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check the supplier's policy before you decide.

What is the fuel policy on my rental car?

At, we encourage a full tank policy. You receive the vehicle with full tank of gas, and you should return it with a full tank. If you want to keep your expenses lower, you'll want to find a filling station before you bring it back.

Do any Yamanashi suppliers offer one-way rentals?

A lot of car rental companies offer one-way rentals. Depending on your travel plans, you may find it simpler to drop off your vehicle at a different location. Keep in mind that there is usually an additional fee for choosing a one-way drop off.

Why should I get unlimited miles in Yamanashi?

The majority of suppliers provide unlimited miles, but you want to make sure it is part of your package that you are purchasing. It's important to figure out how much driving you will be doing ahead of time on your trip. You don't want to be surprised with any overages if you don't have unlimited miles, so make certain to read the supplier's policy. You may want unlimited miles if you are hitting the open road to find out what else is in Kofu. has Your Yamanashi, Kofu Ride

Has an attraction in Kofu intrigued you? Do you need to get to a conference on the other side of town? Don't miss out on one of Kofu must-see attractions or be late to an important meeting. When you have access to your own set of wheels, you can make sure your visit is following your schedule, and not have to adhere a metro schedule.

Browse our choice of automobiles from some of the top-rated rental car agencies in the country and choose the perfect auto for your Yamanashi trip!