Best Offers on Car Rentals in Japan

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Would you like to hire an SUV, a minibus, convertible or people carrier at Japan?

We compare prices on a large selection of vehicle categories. Whether you’re looking for a small car to run around town, or perhaps a large SUV, a people carrier or a convertible for a road trip around | Japan, we’ve got you covered.

Enjoy the wind in your hair whilst you road trip around Japan in your convertible car rental. We find great value deals on convertibles of all different shapes and sizes from Mustangs to Fiat 500s.

Travelling with a lot of passengers in Japan? Whether it’s a big family holiday or a golf vacation, we compare 12 seat and 15 seat minibus and van prices from a vast array of minibus rental brands.

From large SUVs such as the Land Rover Discovery to smaller SUVs like the Nissan Juke and Opel Mocha , we include a wide selection for you to compare on the site before you book your rental in Japan.

Need transport for more than 5 passengers? Stress Free Car Rental offers a variety of people carriers available in Japan that easily accommodate 7 or 8 people. If you're travelling with more than 8 passengers (or for 8 passengers plus a lot of luggage) we suggest reviewing our range of rental minibuses.

Trying to find a car rental that's extra special when you are in Japan? Our Prestige Car Hire category compares car hire deals for prestige car brands such as BMW, Range Rover and Mercedes.

If you can't find a people carrier, minibus or car that you'd like to rent, or if you have any questions regarding boot space or car seat config, please don’t hesitate to contact the team at Stress Free Car Rental.

We provide a vast range of small cars, from Ford Kas to Fiat 500s, perfect to drive around narrow streets ,remember though, but don't forget that you will have limited luggage space so it's best to pack light. .

Driving with lots of bags? Want to take quite a lot of stuff on your trip but not enough to require a van? It could be that one of our estate cars will meet your requirements. We compare estate car deals from all of the brands you can trust in Japan.

If you're travelling with 2 large bags, we suggest taking a look at something in our Large Car category. Large category cars come with lots of of space for up to 5 people along with 2-3 large suitcases and a couple of smaller bags.

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Hassle free Essential insurance options

Along with being easy to use, friendly and of course, stress free, we offer two different levels of insurance when you hire a vehicle with us.

Essential Cover comes with key cover, flushing the engine after misfuelling, damage caused to the vehicle, theft, weather and fire and more.

Essential cover doesn't cover things like loss of theft/damage to content in the car, third party injury mechanical repairs, cleaning fees. For more info see the T&Cs on the extras page of the website

Essential cover appears as an option in the car hire insurance options. For some partner/geographical car rental combinations the cover isn't always available.

Essential cover, offered at the same time as you make your car hire booking, is a car hire excess reimbursement policy which covers you on a range of extra costs that standard insurance does not.

Stress Free Car Rental's Premium cover option

Premium cover is the highest option for car hire insurance we offer.

On our website it's possible to buy Premium Cover along with your car rental, so that you know the full cost of everything before you pay.

Lots of our customers choose the Premium Cover option when hiring a vehicle because it usually brings the excess down to zero meaning that you have no large security deposit or car hire insurance excess risk. You can also often collect the car using debit cards with Premium Cover if credit card is a problem.

Choosing Premium Cover is totally optional, you can also opt to purchase Premium Cover at the car hire counter, It might be less expensive to buy this in advance on our website when you make your car hire booking.

So that you're able to understand all of the options relating to which car rental insurance product is right for you, we work closely with our car rental partners to provide you the option to purchase a Premium cover product.

Why Stress Free Car Rental is different

There's a huge amount of reasons why we are different from our competitors but to start, it's important to understand that Stress Free Car Rental exists because of our own frustration with the process of renting a car.

Pricing includes added fees that other car hire websites don't usually include - this makes sure that our process is as clear-cut as it can be.

Stress Free Car Rental won't be beaten on price. Our car rental price match promise means that if you find the same hire vehicle at a lower cost, we'll match it.

Stress Free Car Rental compares millions of prices at 1000s of car rental locations to source great deals and make booking them on the website as easy, quick and Stress Free as possible

Car hire providers we list on the website include big vehicle hire companies like Enterprise and Europcar there are some companies we know will not give you the price or experience that you deserve - so we do not list these on the website.

Stressfreecarrental.com work to deliver customers with all of the best car hire deals in Japan with no nasty surprises.

Picking up your Japan Car rental with no credit card and other payment options.

You can pay with American Express, Visa or a Mastercard debit card or credit card provided by your bank or credit card company when hiring a car on our website.

Very often, rentals that come with our Premium Cover option will enable you to use a debit card when you pick up the car without any extra fees. You're able to view if a debit card is accepted, along with all of the different car rental security deposit and insurance options on the second step of our booking process.

Don't forget that frequently car hire companies that do allow debit card at the desk are not as cost effective as car hire companies that accept credit card only.

It's incredibly simple on our website to identify which car hire brands will accept debit card. Just use the filters on the second page to compare which car hire companies can accept your card type at the counter.

Most of the Japan car hire brands we include on the website accept a debit card when you arrive at the collection desk to pick up the car; sometimes these do have special T&Cs associated to them. Ensure that you check the terms if you plan to pick up the car using a debit card.

It's important to consider when deciding if you want to use a debit card at the collection desk, car hire companies frequently block an excess on the lead drivers credit card, the hold is often a significant amount of money , if you decide to pay using a debit card this can be debited from your account and not refunded until a couple of weeks after you've returned the car.

Would you prefer us to take payment with a method other than credit card or debit card? Please contact us to let us know. We are open to new ideas re how to improve the service we offer and make booking your car rental as Stress Free as it can be.

It is good to know the different payment options for your car hire in Japan, as some payments for add ons (such as booster seats and Sat Nav) might need to be paid for in the local currency (by credit card) on vehicle collection.

When you include Basic or Essential Cover for your car rental, it often means that you will be required to present a credit card in the name of the lead driver when you collect the car. You’ll more often than not be given the option to buy a top up policy by the rental partner at the collection desk, which then allows you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.

You can book using a large number of currencies including Euros (EUR), British Pounds (GBP), US Dollars (USD) and Australian Dollars (AUD).

Have any questions about Japan?

Is the car hire fully insured?

Car rentals in Japan are usually fully insured with an excess amount. You can either purchase Essential cover for the excess or choose Premium cover to reduce the excess amount to zero. We clearly explain all of the insurance details every step of the way.

What's the most economical fuel policy for car rental in Japan?

All of our rentals in Japan include a full to full fuel policy. You'll collect the car with a full tank of fuel and be asked to leave a small deposit for fuel when you collect the car. The deposit is refunded when you return the car with a full tank.

Can I cancel my rental in Japan if I change my mind?

Yes, you can cancel your booking with a full refund anytime up until 48 hours before you collect the car.

For my car rental in Japan, how can I reduce the security deposit?

Insurance excess amounts vary for each car rental supplier in Japan. You can easily find the lowest insurance excess options using our search filters

What do I need when I collect the car in Japan?

To collect your car the lead driver should present a Valid driver's license, Passport or National Identity Card, Credit or debit card in the lead driver's name, Home and local (hotel, villa etc) address and a Booking confirmation email. Any other requirements at collection will be clearly explained in your booking confirmation email.

Car rental in Japan made easy

Stressfreecarrental.com are based in Manchester UK and we are on a mission to make hiring a car a Stress Free experience

We only offer car hire that includes a full to full fuel policy. Full to full is always better value compared to other car rental fuel policies.

Extra drivers are available to reserve on the website on step two of our booking process. In most cases you will pay for additional drivers when you collect the car.

Vehicle types at each car rental location are variable. The car rental company will always provide you with a car in the same vehicle class but the exact type may vary from the one booked. If you would prefer a particular model, at most car hire locations we provide pre bookable guaranteed models from selected car rental companies . You can use the filters on the site to find guaranteed model deals.

Car rental prices can vary greatly at different times of the year. peak holiday times are an important factor to consider that affects car rental prices. Take this into account when considering your rental.

You can use the filters on our website to find your ideal rental, including rentals with an automatic transmission, diesel fuel and low insurance excess options.

The car rental booking process

We strive to be the best car rental agency around so that you know when you book through us you're getting the best price, value and service.

When searching on our website for your rental, information you'll need includes:

  1. Car hire & pickup location
  2. Pick-up & drop-off date
  3. Pick-up time and drop-off time
  4. The age of the driver

All of the deals on our website include all charges including everything that you're required to pay when you collect the car, including (but not limited to) one way fees, extras and young driver fees.

Once your booking has been made, managing it couldn't be more straightforward, you'll receive a booking reference which can be used, along with your email address, to check your booking including payments and prices.

Hiring a car, can be a stressful, costly, ordeal which is why our clever matching technology will find you your dream hire car at your dream price.

To begin your stress free booking process, simply head to our homepage and type in your locations and dates then in just a few seconds we'll bring up some brilliant deals based on your requirements.

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