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If you need to cancel your car, don’t worry! Most cancellations are totally free

If you need to cancel your car, don’t worry! Most cancellations are totally free

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations may be unavailable for certain dates. Find out more.

If you need to cancel your car, don’t worry! Most cancellations are totally free

If you need to cancel your car, don’t worry! Most cancellations are totally free

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Kyoto Car Rentals

Japan has some seriously big cities, and Kyoto doesn’t quite make the cut. But we’re okay with that. In fact, we like it that way. It may be lacking in sheer size, but it more than takes the fish cake when it comes to beauty. Gorgeous parks and temples ring the city centre and when the seasons change in Kyoto, you’ll know—from the intricate hair ornaments the geishas wear to the seasonal, flower-shaped sweets local confectioners create to match whatever happens to be in bloom at the moment.

Enjoy a simple bowl of ramen in a traditional wooden restaurant, or take a morning stroll down streets lined with machiya (traditional townhouses) and watch the old ladies ladle water onto their stoops to wash them. Tokyo can’t even compete.

Go Cruising

Strap yourself into one of’s Kyoto car hire options and step on it! You don’t want to miss Nijō Castle and the Imperial Palace Grounds. Think that’s impressive? Check out the gilded pavilion of Kinkaku-ji. Shiny!

Still dreaming of the big city? Okay, okay. We hear you. Point your Kyoto car rental toward Kyoto Station. It’s that massive half-steel, half-glass monster that guards the gateway into the city. Hey, you might even be able to see that behemoth from our Kyoto hotels!

Road Trip!

It’s time you had the best tea in Japan, just 22km south Kyoto in Uji. Breathe it in, drink it up and remember it forever. But don’t soak in it. That’s just weird. Instead, book car hire in Kyoto and take a trip out to the hot springs in Kurama. We promise, those 36km are totally worth not completely freaking out the tea servers.

To top it off, you can’t miss Koka, just 48km away. This is it, what you’ve been waiting for—the home of ninjas. Because who doesn’t want to be a ninja? BYO katana and ninja suit, because they will not hand those over to just anybody.

Think it’s time to head to Kyoto? Us too. All you need now is a good deal on car hire and maybe one of our Kyoto packages. We have all the best deals here at, but you’d better hurry before they get all stealthy and sneak away.

At, we offer a wide range of car rentals in Kyoto—whether you’ve got your heart set on a sporty coupe or a minivan to haul all your gear. Looking to shrink your carbon footprint while you trot the globe? Check our inventory for hybrids too! Whatever you plan to do and wherever your adventures take you, we’ll make sure you get there in style while we save you loads of holiday dollarydoos. Cruise through colourful neighbourhoods, fill the backseat with new treasures and stop along the scenic route to soak up some fun.

All our Kyoto car hire options have up-to-date safety features and heaps of added amenities to choose from, so you can pimp your ride as much or as little as you want—but we’re thinking “much”. Take care of your holiday-making plans right here at, from flights to four wheels. We’ve got awesome travel deals at the ready so you can book ’em and roll—or fly—with just a few clicks!