There is no better way to see everything Kobe has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your Budget rental car. Stop spending your vacation waiting on the bus, or wasting money here and there with ride-shares or taxis. Having your own ride enables you to go to the places you want to see the most, whenever you want. Make your next vacation to Japan more enjoyable with a Budget car rental.
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With everything to do and see in and around Kobe, you'll be wanting to take in more than just your hotel room during your visit. Whether you have to try the chophouse that has received rave reviews across town or try some of the local hot spots, you'll want your own vehicle to explore as much as you can during your getaway. No matter where you end up staying in Kobe, if you wish to get the most out of your time in the city, having access to your vehicle is key.
We work with the top car rental companies in the industry. With a name like Budget, you know this company will try to get you the lowest rate. Founded during Los Angeles in 1959, Budget always works to provide the best rates for customers.
What you need to know before you go
How do I get a Kobe Budget car rental at a great rate?
We strive to get you the lowest rates, whether you book. However, reserving ahead of time can help keep spending low. Be sure to go over the mileage policy and keeping it to one driver will reduce your expense.
What do I need have with me when I get my rental car in Kobe?
You will need to present credit card, as well as your driver's license.
What's Kobe's minimum age to rent a car?
Budget's minimum age to rent a car in Kobe is 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles, may have an added fee if you are under 25. Make sure to review Budget's policy to know if there is an additional cost for you.
Is there a particular vehicle I should get for my trip to Kobe?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Kobe. Compact or economy automobiles are easier to park and ideal for short commutes. If you are traveling with colleagues or family, then a SUV or a sedan is going to have more room and offer a more comfortable ride on longer trips. Those looking for a little luxury on their Kobe trip can choose the premium category to get a car like a Cadillac or Audi or similar.
Do I need insurance when I rent a car in Japan?
You are required to have insurance before you rent in Japan. Many major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) generally provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. Be sure to call your credit card company and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Kobe. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my Budget car rental?
Budget does require a deposit when you reserve your rental car. Budget will block the deposit on your credit once you book your rental for your trip. Please be aware that the deposit can vary greatly depending on the model and make of the rental.
Do I have to full up the tank before I take my car back to Budget?
At CarRentals.com, we recommend a full to full policy. You receive the car with full tank, and you should return it topped off. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to find a gas station before you return the car to Budget. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Do I need unlimited miles when I drive in Kobe?
Kobe certainly has its charms, but you may want to take to the road again after you've checked off all the activities here.
Does Budget offer one-way rentals in Kobe?
Budget typically offers one-way rentals. You may find it more convenient to return your rental at another location. Don't forget there may be an additional charge when you pick one-way.
Book today for great rates
With so much to do and see in Kobe, having your own automobile lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to discover more of Japan, you can leave when you like, without having to coordinate a ride-share or hanging out a stop waiting for the bus.
Before your next trip, book your Budget Kobe rent-a-car and zip off to take in all the must-see sights at your leisure. Reserve with CarRentals.com and speed along the road in Kobe, Japan.