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Kanazawa car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Kanazawa

  • Car hire in Kanazawa is a good option if you want your own independence to explore this beautiful city. The roads are well maintained and with a little bit of getting used to will be an easy way to travel to all the famous tourist destinations. A day road trip from Kanazawa to nearby Takiyama is generally possible in under 2 hours. This will be much more scenic than a bus and you can stop and enjoy the scenery along the route.
  • An airport close to Kanazawa is Komatsu Airport (KMQ), which is only about 28 km from the city centre of the city, and Toyama Kitokito Airport (TOY), which is around 51 km from the town. Depending on where you fly in, you can choose from a selection of car hire companies based at the airport. Komatsu Airport has options to hire from Times Car Rental, Orix Rental, Nissan Car Rentals, J-net Rent-a-Car and more, all located at the airport car hire reception desk.
  • The inner city roads in Kanazawa are well maintained but are very busy too. You will drive on the left-hand side of the road and remember that pedestrians have right of way. The road signs in the city are both in English and Japanese. If you don’t speak Japanese and would like to hire a GPS with your Kanazawa hire car, ask them to pre-set the device to give instructions in English. Ask your hire agent to give you a brief rundown before you take to the roads.
  • With any new city, there are unknown areas and roads to navigate which might take a bit of getting used to. The city roads can be busy and it may be difficult to find parking. There are a lot of buses, bicycles and pedestrians on the road, so you need to be extremely cautious. Make sure you understand the road signs and have some sort of Japanese translation app with you, in case of any confusion. People drive on the left-hand side of the road here, so this will be familiar. Make sure you ask the hire agency staff if there are any specific tips about driving you should take note of.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Kanazawa for £35 or less
  • Book your car hire in Kanazawa at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy hire cars in Kanazawa are around 7% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car hire in Kanazawa

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Kanazawa?

    On average a car hire in Kanazawa costs £55 per day.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Kanazawa?

    The average price of fuel in Kanazawa is £3.35 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 Kanazawa?

    Economy (Class Economy Car or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Kanazawa.

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

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

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Kanazawa?

    An Economy car hire in Kanazawa costs £66 per day, on average.

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

    A Full Size car hire in Kanazawa costs £144 per day, on average.

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

    A Compact car hire in Kanazawa costs £55 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular car hire location in Kanazawa?

    In Kanazawa, cars are most frequently hired at Europcar Go To Times Car Rental Counter (18 miles from city centre).

  • How much does a car hire in Kanazawa cost for a week?

    On average a car hire in Kanazawa costs £382 per week (£55 per day).

  • How much does a car hire in Kanazawa cost for a month?

    On average a car hire in Kanazawa costs £1,639 per month (£55 per day).

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

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

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

    When considering car hire in Kanazawa, it all depends on what your road tripping plans are. The roads are all well maintained and even if you are travelling further there are major motorways with toll roads, so you would be fine with hiring an intermediate car with an extra-large boot for luggage space. If you are travelling only short distances, a compact car is suitable.

  • What’s the speed limit in Kanazawa?

    When choosing car hire in Kanazawa, be aware there are a few different speed limits in Japan, but they are well signposted. If you are travelling in a built-up urban area, the speed is usually 40 km/h. Outer-city open roads are on average 50-60 km/h, and the motorways vary from around 80 km/h to 100 km/h.

  • Where are the best places to park in Kanazawa?

    There are major car parks around most of the popular attractions in Kanazawa. If you are visiting the Kanazawa Castle and Kenroku-en Garden, there is parking at the Kenroku Car Park for a fee. The city is congested but there is ample public transport, so it is wise to find a car park to keep your car for the day so it is safe. There are a few car parks around the main Kanazawa train station, the main one being Kanazawa Station West Exit Clock Parking Lot. It can take roughly up to 1,500 cars in a multi-storey with eight floors. They offer a park-and-rail option, so you can commute to the shopping centres and sightseeing spots.

Kanazawa car hire reviews and directory

Europcar

8.0

Very Good

1 review
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Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in Kanazawa

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Go To Times Car Rental Counter

+81 762 475 656

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Go To Times Car Rental Counter

+81 76 223 5656

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Hertz

8.0

Very Good

1 review

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

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8.0

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in Kanazawa

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2-11-8 Motomachi

+81 76 251 0100

Monday09:00 - 18:00
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2-15-1 Honnmachi

+81 76 223 0100

Monday08:00 - 20:00
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ORIX Rent a Car

10.0

Wonderful

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5 locations in Kanazawa

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1-1-7 Eki Nishihonmachi, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

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1-2-26 Hirooka, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Pref ⅱ

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1-29-1 Fukukyu Higashi, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

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920-0852 石川県金沢市此花町3-2 ライブ1ビル2F, 2F Live 1 Bldg., 3-2 Konohana-machi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, 920-0852, Kanazawa (Ishikawa), Japan

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石川県金沢市堀川新町2-20, 2-20 Shinhorikawamachi, Kanazawa City , Ishikawa, Kanazawa (Ishikawa), Japan

+81 76 221 0543

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National

10.0

Wonderful

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1 9 25 Hirooka

+81 76 263 0919

Monday08:00 - 20:00
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Alamo

8.5

Very Good

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1-9-25 Hirooka

+81 76 263 0919

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

8.0

Very Good

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3 locations in Kanazawa

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1-26 Hirooka, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture AGS Building Room 101

+81 76 231 4123

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Kanazawa Ekimae Rail Station

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石川県金沢市昭和町13-15

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Nippon Rent-A-Car

8.0

Very Good

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1-9-25 Hirooka

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Budget

7.9

Good

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1-1-39 Hirooka

+81 26 208 3661

Monday09:00 - 18:00
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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.8

Good

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One location in Kanazawa

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1 9 25 Hirooka

+81 76 263 0919

Monday08:00 - 20:00
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Times

7.4

Good

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Cheapest deal

3 locations in Kanazawa

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1-1-1, Kanda

+81 762 475 656

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1-11-7, Hirooka, Kanazawa-shi

+81 762 235 656

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石川県金沢市神田1-1-1, 1-1-1 Kanda

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keddy by Europcar

6.3

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Go To Times Car Rental Counter 1-11-6 Hirooka

+81 76 223 5656

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Go To Times Car Rental Counter- 1-1-1 Kanda

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Kanazawa Railway Station

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Toyota Rent a Car

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5 locations in Kanazawa

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[金沢元町店] 920-0842 石川県金沢市元町2-11-8, 2-11-8 Moto-machi, Kanazawa-City, Ishikawa 920-0842, Kanazawa (Ishikawa), Japan

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[金沢神田店] 921-8027 石川県金沢市神田1-3-10, 1-3-10 Kanda, Kanazawa-city, Ishikawa 921-8027, Kanazawa (Ishikawa), Japan

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[金沢鞍月店] 920-8203 石川県金沢市鞍月4-101, 4-101 Kuratsuki, Kanazawa-city, Ishikawa 920-8203, Kanazawa (Ishikawa), Japan

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[金沢駅東口] 920-0853 金沢市本町2-15-1ポルテ金沢, Porte Kanazawa 2-15-1 Hon-machi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, 920-0853, Kanazawa (Ishikawa), Japan

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[金沢駅西口] 920-0031 金沢市広岡1丁目1番26号, 1-1-26 Hirooka, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, 920-0031, Kanazawa (Ishikawa), Japan

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Shouqi

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2 locations in Kanazawa

Locations in Kanazawa

Go To Times Car Rental Counter 1-1-1 Kanda

+81 76 247 5656

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Go To Times Car Rental Counter 1-11-6 Hirooka

+81 76 223 5656

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Sunnycars

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1 9 25 Hirooka

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1-11-7 Hirooka

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JR RENT-A-CAR WEST

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1-1 Kinoshinbomachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa

+81 76 265 6639

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Sky Rent A Car

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One location in Kanazawa

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2-17-17, Honmachi, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

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Sky Rent A Car

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One location in Kanazawa

Locations in Kanazawa

2-17-17, Honmachi, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

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2 travellers who hired a car in Kanazawa gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.0

Car hire locations in or near Kanazawa

Good to know

Most popular agency

Europcar

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

£55/day

Good deal

£35/day

When to book a car hire in Kanazawa

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Car hire insurance in Kanazawa

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Kanazawa 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 Kanazawa.

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 Kanazawa car hire.

Kanazawa car hire information

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