Hiring a rental car greatly increases your travel range and allows you to visit more sites on your tour in Hachioji.
However, driver's permit will be a common issue for foreigners when they plan to drive the car in Japan.
Foreigners need to have any of the following in order to rent a car in Japan.
・Japanese driver's license
・International driving permit (IDP) based on the Geneva Convention on Road Traffic
※ Always carry a copy of the IDP translated into Japanese with you.
・Driver's license from a country that does not issue IDPs, but follows the same licensing regulations and standards as Japan (such as Taiwan, Switzerland, Germany, France, Belgium, Slovenia, Monaco, etc.)
※ Always carry your driver's permit (original), a copy of your permit translated into Japanese, and your passport with you.
How to rent a car
It is recommended to book a reservation via the rental car companies' respective websites before renting a car.
After booking your desired date and car type, always check your driver's permits and other related documents before going to pick up the car.
Keep your credit card handy as car rental companies generally accept only credit card payments.
Rental fees will depend on the type of car and rental duration, but compact cars generally go for around 7000 yen per 24 hours.
In most cases, you need to return the car with a full tank of gas.