There are numerous companies that provide car rental service in Japan. Perhaps the most popular one is Nippon rent a car, closely followed by Times Rental and then on to the individual providers of rental such as Mazda Rent a car, Nissan Rent a car… and so on. Japan car hire is relatively cheap.
You can easily find a cheap option for under 8000 yen for a day’s rental, and even cheaper if you book well in advance. There are a vast array of different options for people looking to rent, with some cars available for rent for as much as 50,000 yen for a day. It all depends how fancy you want to be. There is also the well known website Tocoo, which agrees a price with the rental store in advance and is able to reduce their prices by up to 40%. It’s well worth checking out their website before you plump for going direct with the company.