What documents are required to Rent a car?

All you need is a valid Japanese driver’s license, a residence card/passport (if you are a foreign national), and a credit card to rent a car.

What documents do I need to have for a Lease?

Personal seal, seal registration certificate, garage certificate, driver’s license valid in Japan, residence card/passport (for foreign nationals) A Japanese bank account and many documents are required, most of which must be submitted in Japanese. The leasing company may call you directly and you may have to respond in Japanese.

I only have an international driver’s license/Foreign driver’s license valid in Japan. Can I rent a car?

Yes, you can rent cars, but in principle, you cannot lease them. For those who find switching licenses a hassle, we recommend renting a car.

Is it hard to switch to a Japanese license?

The test center is very busy with reservations, so you may have to wait several months. Also, the Japanese driving test is not easy, and many people try to retake it three or four times.

How many months maximum can I rent a car? What about maintenance?

We can rent you a car from one month up to two years. For safety reasons, maintenance will be performed every 6 months.

Can you deliver the car to my home or hotel?

Yes, in principle it is possible to deliver. Please consult with us at the time of booking.

If I have an accident, will you help me in English? What are the details of the compensation?

Please be assured that our insurance company is available 24 hours a day in English. For more information, click here.

What if I am going to be late for the scheduled return time?

Be sure to contact ASAHI MOTORS Rent a Car to pay any excess charges. A penalty fee will be charged for late return without notice.

“CAR LEASING” What’s the difference between a car lease and a residual value loan?

Residual value loan and car lease are so similar that many people may find it difficult to tell the difference.
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What is the Vehicle Tax?

There are four taxes on cars.
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