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How can I pay for my rental car?
Payment for a rental car should preferably be made by credit card. It is possible to pay by debit card, however at the rental counter you will need a credit card issued to the main driver in order to secure the deposit for your rental car.
Who is allowed to drive the rental car and what are the conditions?
A rental car can be driven by a main driver, that is the person registered in the booking. Additional drivers may be added to the reservation at extra fee. The main and additional drivers are to present a valid driving license, which they have been in possession of for at least one year (please refer to the rental conditions), and a valid identity card/passport. Additionally, the main driver is to present a valid credit card issued in their name.
Do I have to pick up and return the car at any time? What happens if I am late for pick-up?
We recommend that you pick up the car at the agreed time as the availability of the car cannot be guaranteed in case of a delay. As a rule, local suppliers keep vehicles available up to 30 or 60 minutes after the agreed time. If a delay is inevitable, please contact the rental agency (you will find their contact details on the voucher).
What documents are required to pick up the vehicle?
When picking up the vehicle, the main driver is to present the following documents: the printed voucher, their identity card or passport; their driving's license and their valid credit card.
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Why rent a car in Japan?
With a strong cultural identity and an increasingly popular entertainment industry, Japan is a unique country. With anime, cherry blossom viewing, and heritage sites, Japan has something for everyone. The best way to see the country is by car, so read on for your guide to car rentals in Japan.

 
Rent a car in Japan - Quick and easy
Access to the internet - that's all it takes to bring your car rental in Japan closer. Thanks to the HAPPYCAR service, you can choose between the different car rental suppliers' products. What makes our service unique is the comparison of car rental prices and additional add-ons.
 
Using our many filters, you will quickly find the right offer that meets all your needs. Think for example of the following popular filters:
  • Additional driver
  • Glass and tire insurance
  • Roof and chassis insurance
  • The best fuel policy
  • Automatic or manual
 
Rent a car in Japan - What's important to know?
1. Can I rent a car without deposit?
A deposit in the form of a credit card block is required to rent a car in Japan.

 
2. Is it possible to rent a car without a credit card?
Wherever you rent, a credit card is required to block the deposit for your car rental. HAPPYCAR does not guarantee that other forms of deposits will be accepted by the rental company.

 
3. How can I take out insurance?
During your search, choose an Excellent Offer, where you fully cover your excess. Any damage costs will be reimbursed to you by the provider in accordance with their terms and conditions.

 
What to do in Japan?
From sunny Okinawa to snowy Hokkaido, Japan has a varied climate. Every destination has its charm, but there are 3 major cities with their own distinct identities. They are popular tourist destinations and are easily accessible by car, which makes them perfect for a rental car in Japan:
  • Tokyo: The capital city and most well-known city, Tokyo has everything. It is a huge sprawling metropolis full of art, culture, food, history, and entertainment. Renting a car in Japan is a great way to explore Tokyo, as it is so big. The Greater Tokyo Area is huge and dwarfs most capital cities worldwide. This makes car hire in Japan a necessity just for Tokyo alone.
  • Osaka: Osaka is the top destination for foodies. Even within Japan, Osakans are known for their love of food. From takoyaki to sushi, and bento to donburi, Osaka has it all. The good news is, Osaka is also known for its bargains! Everything in Osaka is cheap and that includes cheap car hire in Japan. Osaka is a great destination for both foodies and budget travelers.
  • Kyoto: Kyoto is the historical capital of Japan and remains a center of history and culture. There are lots of famous shrines and castles in Kyoto. It's not uncommon to see women walking around in traditional kimonos. Some Kyoto destinations are very hilly, so finding a low-cost car hire in Japan is highly recommended for trips to Kyoto.
 
Thanks to its convenient location, Japan attracts many tourists. Plan your stay in the city ahead and find out in advance what the car rental company offers. With HAPPYCAR it's very simple - choose dates, compare offers and book the right car. 
 
What HAPPYCAR offers:
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The HAPPYCAR team wishes you a pleasant journey and will be happy to help you with any questions you may have. For more information about car rental, you can always visit our FAQs.