WOW! JAPAN

Rent one immediately after arriving! 5 Rental Car Services by Kyoto Station

While sightseeing in Kyoto, it's recommended to rent a car for maximum convenience! There are places with few buses as well as places where public transportation is hard to understand, so having a car makes things easier. Here are 5 rental car shops easy to reach from Kyoto Station to consider.

2016.12.08
Add to Favorites

1. JR Eki Rent-A-Car Kyoto Eigyousho

JR Eki Rent-A-Car is recommended for people who can make plans in accordance with trains like the bullet train. If you make reservations on the Internet for a set with a JR ticket, your train ticket will be discounted and you can also rent a car for a special price. If you fulfill certain conditions (please contact them for details), everyone in your group can also get a 20% discount on JR fare, and a 10% discount on express or Green car fares (not valid in certain periods or on certain trains). Please check out their website.

*Photo is of a different branch.

1. JR Eki Rent-A-Car Kyoto Eigyousho

2. Orix Rent-A-Car Kyoto Ekimae Shinkanguchi Branch

Orix Rent-A-Car is a popular option because they offer a wide variety of car types, from light vehicles to vans and high-class green cars. Also, you can pay with credit card as well as Ginren cards, a type of Chinese debit card. This company is especially recommended for visitors from China.

*Photo is for illustration purposes.

2. Orix Rent-A-Car Kyoto Ekimae Shinkanguchi Branch

3. Nissan Rent-A-Car Kyoto Ekimae Branch

This popular rental service offers the newest Nissan cars (some types of cars cannot be requested). They also have GPS systems with English, Chinese, and Korean (available for an extra charge, and address input is in Japanese). They also have child car seats available for rental (extra charge, reservations required). Picking up and dropping off in different locations is free within a 30km distance. They offer insurance and compensation plans in case of accidents.

*Photo is of a different branch.

3. Nissan Rent-A-Car Kyoto Ekimae Branch

4. Times Car Rental Kyoto Shinkansenguchi Branch

Times Car Rental has a wide variety of car types and services available. They'll introduce different cars that suit your needs. Also, each car has GPS and an on-board electronic prepaid toll system. They have car seats for babies and children available as well (extra charge, reservations necessary). There is an emergency support service available for 24 hours in different languages (English, Chinese, and Korean).

*Photo is for illustration purposes.

4. Times Car Rental Kyoto Shinkansenguchi Branch

5. Nippon Rent-A-Car Shinkansen Kyoto Ekimae Eigyousho

Nippon Rent-A-Car has a wide variety of cars to choose from, and on top of that there are non-smoking cars available so it's great for family trips. They have plenty of optional services available, such as free roadside assistance service if there is any trouble on your drive, phone support, and a time extension service if you get caught in a traffic jam or other problems when you need to return the car.
You'll pick up and drop off the car at the Kyoto Center Eigyosho, a little way away from Kyoto Station. Because of this, there is transportation to and from the Kyoto Center Eigyosho to the Hachijo exit of Kyoto Station. It takes about five minutes to reach the Kyoto Center Eigyosho from the Shinkansen Kyoto Ekimae Eigyosho, so please make sure that you're not short on time if you choose this company.

*Photo is of a different branch.

5. Nippon Rent-A-Car Shinkansen Kyoto Ekimae Eigyousho

Renting a car gives you the most freedom during your trip, so it's a great option. Please enjoy a fun, safe trip driving around Japan.

*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.

Share this article

Writer: nakamura

Follow WOW! JAPAN
Can't find it in a guidebook? Looking through this app will definitely make you want to go to Japan.
Sightseeing information to make you say "Wow!", updated every day!

Recommended Posts