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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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Climate chart Kyoto

Jan.
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Feb.
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Mar.
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Apr.
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May
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Jul.
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Aug.
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Sep.
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Oct.
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Nov.
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Dec.
48°F
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A walk through Kyoto is to step into Japan’s antiquated history, with an unparalleled glut of temples, gardens and shrines to explore. This ancient capital served as the center of politics and rich culture for over 1,000 years, and despite the encroachment of modern influences the city remains staunchly traditional and steeped in daily ritual. Old ladies emerge from their old houses to ladle water onto their stoops, tofu sellers still abound in the shopping districts, and public baths, a staple of Kyoto culture since forever, remains furiously popular. Kyoto, while a small city, is surrounded by mountains on three sides which make for excellent excursions, and with just a few clicks you can have your Kyoto car rental ready to go at an affordable price. HAPPYCAR is here to help you find the best car hire Kyoto has to offer so you can take full advantage of this beautiful city, and cars from a number of airports, including a car hire Kansai Airport, is also available, with excellent road links to take you to the ancient capital. We check the prices of international and local providers so that you don’t have to check each website to provide you with the best deals on a car hire to make your money go further on a rental car that fits your specific needs. You have the options of choosing car size, pick up location and type of insurance to ensure you get the best deal on a great car hire!

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Kyoto takes wabi sabi – the essence of simple, transient beauty – down to a fine point, with tea ceremonies, rock gardens and floral arrangement classes abounding. But it is the Philosopher’s Walk, around the famous temples and shrines amid changing seasons, which continues to amaze even today. Only once the city became the Imperial capital around 800 AD did Japanese culture really start to break away from its Chinese predecessors, and its cuisine is a fantastic example of the Japanese way of life, from ultra-refined cuisine, kaiseki, to run-of-the-mill ramen. But there are also plenty of international cuisines on offer, executed to Japanese precision. The vast amount of culture in Kyoto is mind-boggling, but possible to get a good feel within a couple of days. Over the centuries, Kyoto was ravaged by wars and fires, but was earnestly rebuilt and was spared from air raids and the atomic bomb during World War II thanks to its historically priceless value. This can be encapsulated no better than in the visually breathtaking Kinkaku-ji or the zen masterpiece Ryoan-ji with its famous zen rock garden, a must on anybody’s itinerary. Even better is to duck behind the backstreets and find some forgotten temple or new place to eat. Add in the dizzying array of handicrafts on offer around the city, and you’ll want one more night in that old Ryokan.

Using a car hire in Kyoto

Because of the splendor of the Kyoto it is hard to remember that there is so much to see in its surrounding areas, which are home to so many important pockets of Japanese history. A car rental Kyoto can take you west to Arashiyama, famous for its boat ride up the Hozu-gawa gorge and its monkey park. Just south of Kyoto is Uji, a stalwart guardian of Japan’s classical past and home to the magnificent Byodo-in, whose graceful Phoenix Hall is a masterpiece of Japanese architecture, along with the green tea fields which support Kyoto’s cultural tradition. While you’re in the area, Osaka is right next door, its commercial splendor just waiting to be enjoyed. And a day’s drive away takes you to the other side of the country to Tokyo, the new capital and home to everything cutting-edge. There is so much to see in this part of the world, and Kyoto car hire can help you uncover some of the many mysteries just waiting to be discovered. The HAPPYCAR team wishes you a pleasant journey!