Car rentals in Osaka: All you need to know
You need a great automobile to take you around Osaka whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Check out the famous sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in Osaka. CarRentals.com has gathered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Osaka. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How can I find a bargain car rental in Osaka?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best rate. However, there are ways to get an even lower price on your next booking. Be sure to:
- Check the mileage policy to prevent any surprise fees
- Reserve your rental car as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they usually are pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Osaka?
In Osaka, there are 5 car rental companies to choose from, like Hertz. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Osaka?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Osaka. If you're having trouble picking the right car, make sure to go over the table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you need the best||Cadillac XTS, Camaro, or similar|
|Minivan||Families with a lot of suitcases and a need for space||Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Compact Car||Couple or two friends heading to the beach and back||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Osaka?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Osaka is 21—the same as it is across most of the country. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read the supplier's terms to discover any additional charges will be before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Osaka?
Insurance is mandatory, no matter where 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 cover you 100%, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it is necessary, you can conveniently add it at checkout.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for an open gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. 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 can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||You usually pay a higher rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. .
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Osaka?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for anyone who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Know before you go
Make sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Check out your car and make sure there is no dents or scrapes. If so, mark it down on your paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Osaka 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 vehicle that can suit your requirements and not break the bank.