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Kagoshima car hire information

Pick-up locationKagoshima
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Hire locations39
Airport locations6

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Kagoshima

  • Car hire in Kagoshima is one of the preferred choices among visitors who want to explore the seaside city and the rest of Kyushu Island without relying on the loop buses in the city or trying to figure out the local transport schedule on the island. You'll also avoid paying notoriously high taxi prices. You can take time out to tour Shiroyama Park in the city before driving to the docks and catching a ferry to the famous Sakurajima Volcano. When you get back, you can take a drive out to the Shoko Shuseikan Museum, all without waiting on other schedules.
  • Kagoshima car hire at Kagoshima Airport (KOJ) is ideal because it'll likely be your arrival and departure point for your trip and you can avoid using public transport to get to and from the city. The car hire companies don't have dedicated desks in the airport, but you can book online through KAYAK with companies like Europcar, Alamo and Nippon Rent-A-Car. A company representative will wait for you to arrive by plane and then escort you to your vehicle.
  • Using car hire in Kagoshima is generally easy, from collecting your vehicle to driving in the city. The roads in Kagoshima are wide and usually easy to drive on. Japanese drivers are respectful, even if they sometimes seem in a hurry. Don't be surprised by them trying to overtake when there isn't space to do so. Traffic lights help to control the flow of traffic and there aren't many traffic jams in the city. Once you're in the city centre, you may need a GPS to rely on, as some roads are one-way and there isn't much warning. Be aware of pedestrians and cyclists.
  • There shouldn’t be any difficulties driving in Kagoshima; the roads are well kept, traffic moves slowly and smoothly and there are road signs in English throughout the area. You may occasionally come across an aggressive driver who's trying to get somewhere quickly or have to avoid a cyclist or motorbike on the side of the road. Generally, driving in Kagoshima is easy.
  • Book your car hire in Kagoshima at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Full-size hire cars in Kagoshima are around 113% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about car hire in Kagoshima

  • How much is the price of fuel in Kagoshima?

    The average price of fuel in Kagoshima is £3.32 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £40 and £53, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Kagoshima?

    Full-size (Honda Stepwgn or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Kagoshima.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Kagoshima?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Full Size car hire cost in Kagoshima?

    A Full Size car hire in Kagoshima costs £106 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Kagoshima?

    A Mini car hire in Kagoshima costs £50 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Kagoshima?

    A Compact car hire in Kagoshima costs £50 per day, on average.

  • Should I get insurance when hiring a car in Kagoshima?

    Most car hire providers in Kagoshima offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car hire in Kagoshima, check out KAYAK's car hire insurance guide.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Kagoshima?

    Since the roads are in good condition and wide enough to accommodate any vehicle size, your vehicle choice for car hire in Kagoshima depends on your needs. If you're sticking within the city limits and don't plan on driving too far, a smaller model is easier to navigate and usually uses less fuel. An SUV is a popular choice for many visitors travelling with large groups or a family. For the most part, locals and visitors alike tend to prefer sedans and hatchbacks.

  • What’s the speed limit in Kagoshima?

    Kagoshima and all around Japan, there is a statutory maximum speed limit of 100 km/h that applies to all major expressways. Any other road that isn't inside a residential area will have a maximum speed of 60 km/h. When driving in built-up areas, towns and cities, standard roads carry a limit of 30 km/h, while two-lane urban roads are usually capped at 40 km/h. Rural areas out along the mountains or in dangerous terrain generally have a limit between 40 and 50 km/h.

  • Where are the best places to park in Kagoshima?

    Finding free parking in Kagoshima isn't usually easy to do. The majority of street parking is monitored by parking meters or by guards stationed along the street. There are various car parks available throughout the city centre, but these are all paid parking spots. There are a few car parks that are open 24 hours, in case you need to park overnight. 4-1 Hiranocho Parking is one of these. You'll be given a ticket upon entry and you'll be charged for the amount of time your vehicle was there. Pay before you leave the car park.

Kagoshima car hire reviews and directory

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7.3

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7.3

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7.3

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8.0

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8.0

2 locations in Kagoshima

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10-15 Uenosono-Cho

+81 99 250 0543

Monday08:00 - 20:00
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1377-1 Fumoto, Mizobecho

+81 995 58 3543

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Nissan Rent-A-Car

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2.0

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2.0

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2.0

4 locations in Kagoshima

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24-6 Minamikorimoto-cho, Kagoshima-shi

+81 998 128 323

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890-0053 鹿児島県鹿児島市中央町4-43 BLD skyビル1/2階, BLDsky Building 1/2F, 4-43 Chuo-cho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima-ken, 890-0053, Kagoshima (Kagoshima), Japan

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Kagoshima Airport

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Kagoshima Chuo Ekimae Rail

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Avis

8.0

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10-15, Uenosonoco

+81 99 250 0543

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ORIX Rent a Car

10.0

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3 locations in Kagoshima

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10-19 Nishisengoku-cho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

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5 Honko Shinmachi, Kagoshima City

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890-0053 鹿児島県鹿児島市中央町4-1, 4-1 Chuo-cho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima, 890-0053, Kagoshima (Kagoshima), Japan

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National

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16-7 Chuo-cho, Kagoshima-shi

+81 992 583 336

Monday07:00 - 20:30
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Hertz

8.6

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5-46 Chuo-cho

+81 99 250 0100

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Kagoshima Airport

+81 995 58 2306

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Alamo

8.4

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856-3 Fumoto, Mizobe-cho

+81 995 58 2539

Monday08:00 - 20:00
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Nippon Rent-A-Car

8.0

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3 locations in Kagoshima

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16-7 Chuo-cho,Kagoshima-shi,Kagoshima

+81 992 583 336

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2-28-6 Nishida,Kagoshima-shi,Kagoshima

+81 998 130 919

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Kagoshima airport

+81 995 582 539

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Europcar

7.9

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Go To Times Car Rental Counter

+81 992 168 355

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Go To Times Car Rental Counter

+81 99 250 7900

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Times

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1-3-10, Takashi

+81 992 507 900

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16-30, Nishi Sengoku-cho

+81 992 168 355

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2-13-2, Take

+81 992 521 081

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9-10 Chuo-cho, Kagoshima-shi

+81 99 250 7900

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keddy by Europcar

6.2

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Go To Times Car Rental Counter, 9-10 Chou-Cho, Kagoshima-shi

+81 992 507 900

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Go To Times Car Rental Counter- 1-3-10, Takashi

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Go To Times Car Rental Counter- 16-30 Nishi Sengoku-Cho

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Toyota Rent a Car

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7 locations in Kagoshima

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1-4-10 Yojiro, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

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5-46 Chuo-cho, Kagoshima City

+81 99 250 0100

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Kagoshima airport

+81 995 582 306

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[いづろ店] 892-0832 鹿児島県鹿児島市新町1-5, 1-5 Shin-machi, Kagoshima-shi, Kagoshima 892-0832, Kagoshima (Kagoshima), Japan

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[与次郎店] 890-0062 鹿児島県鹿児島市与次郎1-11-20鹿児島トヨタ内, Kagoshima Toyota 1-11-20 Yojiro, Kagoshima-City, Kagoshima 890-0062, Kagoshima (Kagoshima), Japan

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[新幹線鹿児島中央駅西口] 890-0046 鹿児島市西田2-27-12, 2-27-12 Nishida, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima, 890-0046, Kagoshima (Kagoshima), Japan

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[東開店] 891-0115 鹿児島県鹿児島市東開町5-5, 5-5 Tokai-cho, Kagoshima-City, Kagoshima 891-0115, Kagoshima (Kagoshima), Japan

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Shouqi

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2 locations in Kagoshima

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Go To Times Car Rental Counter 16-30 Nishi Sengoku-cho

+81 99 216 8355

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Go To Times Car Rental Counter 9-10 Chou-cho

+81 99 250 7900

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Sky Rent A Car

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14-2, Chuocho, Kagoshima-shi, Kagoshima

+81 99 214 5656

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614-1, Mizobecho Fumoto, Kirishima-shi, Kagoshima

+81 995 58 9330

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Kodama Building 1F, 14-2 Chuo-cho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

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Most popular car type

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Car hire insurance in Kagoshima

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Kagoshima car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the hire price but not all of them. We recommend being aware of your coverage when hiring a car in Kagoshima.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your hire. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a non-deductible option to your Kagoshima car hire.