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?
CarRentals.com 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?
CarRentals.com 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:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Everyone who wants to travel Kyoto in style||Camaro, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|SUV||Family vacations where you need additional room||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
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
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car at the end. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll receive the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to search for a gas station before you drop-off your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
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
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. CarRentals.com has the ideal car rental that can align with your needs and not deplete your travel fund.