There is no better way to see everything Hakodate has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your National rental car. Stop wasting your vacation waiting on the bus, or wasting money here and there with ride-shares or taxis. When you have the keys to your own car, you can go anywhere you want to go, when you want. Make your upcoming getaway to Japan more enjoyable with a National car rental.
CarRentals.com puts you in the driver seat
With everything to do and see in and around Hakodate, you'll be wanting to take in more than just the block your hotel is on during your stay. Whether you have to have dinner at that new bistro across town or see some of the local hot spots, you'll need your own car to see and do as much as you can while on your trip. Wherever you drive to in Hakodate, if you wish to get the most out of your visit, having your vehicle is a must.
Founded by 24 independent rental car agents in 1947, National has grown from 60 locations in the United States to over 2,000 locations worldwide. National provides everything luxury to compact, allowing you to pick the best automobile for your upcoming trip.
What you need to know about car rentals in Hakodate
How do I find the best prices on a Hakodate National rental car?
We strive to get you the best rates, whether you book. But getting your car ahead of time can help you save even more. Be sure to check the mileage policy and keeping it to one driver will reduce your expense.
What should I have with me when I get my vehicle in Hakodate?
Make sure to bring your driver's permit and a credit card in your name.
What's Hakodate's minimum age to rent a car?
National's minimum age to rent a car in Hakodate is 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles (luxury, SUVs, etc.), may have an additional fee if you are under 25. Make sure to check National's policies to determine what the total cost is for you.
Is there a particular car I should get for my trip to Hakodate?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Hakodate. Economy or compact automobiles are easier to park and great for short drives. If you are traveling with a bigger group, then a SUV or a sedan will have enough room for all of you and provide a more comfortable ride. Those looking for a bit of luxury on their Hakodate getaway can choose a higher-end model like a Mercedes C-Class or Audi A4 or similar.
Does Japan require car insurance?
You are required to have insurance before you rent a car from National in Japan. Many of the major credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover) generally offer coverage. However, many of them have limitations, such as not covering large vehicles, like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Hakodate. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my National car rental?
National requires a deposit when you reserve your rental. National will block the deposit on your credit once you book your rental for your trip. Please note that the deposit will vary greatly based on the model and make of the rental.
Do I have to return my National rental with a full tank?
We recommend a full tank policy. You should get into your car with a full tank, and you will want to refuel up to the amount you picked the car up with. If you want to save some money, it is best to fill up your tank before you bring it back to National.
Do I need unlimited miles when I drive in Hakodate?
Hakodate certainly has its charms, but you may want to hit the road again after you've checked off all the activities in Hakodate.
Does National offer one-way rentals in Hakodate?
National offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it more convenient to drop off your vehicle at a different location. Be aware there may be an additional charge when you choose one-way.
Reserve your ride today!
With so much to do and see in Hakodate, having access to a ride lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to discover more of Japan, you can leave when you want to, without having to coordinate ride-hailing services or hanging out a stop waiting for the bus.
Before your next getaway, book your National Hakodate rent-a-car and zip off to take in all the items on your itinerary at your leisure. Go through CarRentals.com and cruise the highway in Hakodate, Japan.