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Kumamoto car hire information

Pick-up locationKumamoto
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Hire locations49
Airport locations10

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Kumamoto

  • Hire a car when you arrive in Kumamoto and start to explore the city and surrounds. Drive around 1h 30min to Mount Aso, Japan’s largest active volcano, for some hiking and sightseeing. Another good option, also about 1h 30min drive away, is the town of Kurokawa Onsen, one of the hot spring towns in Japan. This town is around 20 km north of Mount Aso and is easily reached with a Kumamoto car hire.
  • Aso Kumamoto Airport (KMJ) has several local car hire companies represented on site, such as Toyota Rent-a-Lease and Times Car Rental. In order to pick up your car hire in Kumamoto, you should go to the reception desk in the domestic terminal, on the first floor, just to the left of the arrivals exit. From there, you can call the car hire company of your choice. The company will send a free shuttle to the airport to collect you and take you to your hire vehicle.
  • If you have a Kumamoto car hire, it is worth familiarising yourself with some of the rules of the road before you set out. The signposts are all in Japanese, and while some are bilingual or have pictures on them, this can still be daunting. When driving on an expressway, note that the right-hand lane is only to be used for passing slower cars; you should move back to the left as soon as you have finished overtaking or you may risk a fine. It is also important to note that pedestrians always have right of way.
  • While there are some expressways in Kumamoto, there are also a lot of very narrow roads; these can have deep, narrow gutters along the roadside, which can be damaging to your car should you drive too close to them. These gutters are sometimes hidden under vegetation, so they can be difficult to see. In terms of rush hour, traffic tends to be heavier between 08:00 and 09:00 in the morning, while the evening rush can last around 2 hours between 18:00 and 20:00.
  • Book your car hire in Kumamoto at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hire in Kumamoto are around 13% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car hire in Kumamoto

  • How much is the price of fuel in Kumamoto?

    The average price of fuel in Kumamoto is £3.50 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £42 and £56, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Kumamoto?

    Economy (Honda Fit or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Kumamoto.

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

    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 Kumamoto?

    An Economy car hire in Kumamoto costs £48 per day, on average.

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

    A Compact car hire in Kumamoto costs £70 per day, on average.

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

    A Mini car hire in Kumamoto costs £39 per day, on average.

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

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

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

    When booking a car hire in Kumamoto, you should take into account where you’ll be driving most. In the city, a compact car is probably a wise option, as it is much easier to navigate the narrower streets. For driving outside of the city into the surrounding countryside, it may be worth looking at a slightly bigger vehicle, such as an SUV; this will provide a feeling of comfort and security, especially if you are driving into the hilly areas around Kumamoto.

  • What’s the speed limit in Kumamoto?

    Speed limits in Kumamoto vary depending on road type; it is advisable to stick to the limits, as the penalties for breaking them can be costly. The limit when driving in urban areas is generally 40 kph, while on the smaller side roads this can drop to 30 kph. Once you are outside the urban areas on the bigger routes, the speed limit is 50 kph, while on the national expressways, you can usually drive at 80 kph. It might be an idea to ask the car hire company for some tips about speed limits and driving in general when you collect your car hire in Kumamoto.

  • Where are the best places to park in Kumamoto?

    There are several car parks in the centre of Kumamoto, and the charges tend to be the same. You would pay around ¥ 200 (about A$ 2) for the first 2 hours and roughly ¥ 100 (about A$ 1) for every hour thereafter. For overnight parking, the cost is in the region of ¥ 1,000 (about A$ 11) and you may need to use these overnight car parks if your hotel doesn’t have designated parking at the property. Please note that not all car parks are open overnight, so you will need to check with your hotel where to park. There are several NPC car parks that are open 24 hours; otherwise, they tend to open at 08:00 and close between 17:00 and 21:00.

Kumamoto car hire reviews and directory

Europcar

10.0

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1 review
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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

5 locations in Kumamoto

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Go To Times Car Rental Counter

+81 96 356 8228

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Go To Times Car Rental Counter

+81 96 368 1212

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Go To Times Car Rental Counter

+81 96 324 4141

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Go To Times Car Rental Counter

+81 96 326 5656

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Go To Times Car Rental Counter

+81 963 525 656

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Hertz

8.0

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1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

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10.0

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8.0

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8.0

3 locations in Kumamoto

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1-14-28 Kasuga

+81 963 110 100

Monday08:00 - 20:00
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1864-3 Oyatsu-fukaoi

+81 96 232 0100

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3 17 7 Kasuga Nishiku

+81 96 211 0100

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8.0 Very Good

May 2023

KAYAK
Fast pick up. Great little car and good on fuel. It would have been nice for the agent to tell us about the ECT in the vehicle for tolls. I know it's tough when you don't speak the mutual language so I think having a quick write up on it in English would be beneficial.

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Avis

10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

One location in Kumamoto

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3-13-6, Kasuga, Nishi-Ku

+81 96 312 0543

Monday08:00 - 20:00
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National

10.0

Wonderful

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2 locations in Kumamoto

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3 17 2 Kasuga Nishi Ku

+81 96 312 0919

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901 36 Mukaitakayu Sugido

+81 96 289 2353

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ORIX Rent a Car

10.0

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2 locations in Kumamoto

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860-0047 熊本県 熊本市西区春日3-22-4, 3-22-4 Kasuga, Nishi-ku, Kumamoto-City, Kumamoto 860-0047, Kumamoto (Kumamoto), Japan

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Kumamoto airport

+81 963 548 694

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Alamo

8.1

Very Good

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One location in Kumamoto

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3-17-2 Kasuga, Nishi-ku

+81 96 312 0919

Monday07:00 - 20:00
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Toyota Rent a Car

8.0

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6 locations in Kumamoto

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1-14-28 Kasuga, Nishi-ku, Kumamoto City

+81 96 311 0100

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Kumamoto airport

+81 962 320 100

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[北熊本店] 861-8072 熊本県熊本市北区室園町3-31, 3-31 Murozono-machi, Kita-ku, Kumamoto-City, Kumamoto 861-8072, Kumamoto (Kumamoto), Japan

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[大甲橋店] 862-0975 熊本県熊本市中央区新屋敷1-5-16, 1-5-16 Shinyashiki, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto-shi, Kumamoto 862-0975, Kumamoto (Kumamoto), Japan

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[熊本県庁前店] 862-0950 熊本県熊本市中央区水前寺6丁目3-1, 6-3-1 Suizenji, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto-City, Kumamoto 862-0950, Kumamoto (Kumamoto), Japan

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[近見] 861-4101 熊本市南区近見6丁目23-45, 6 chome-23-45 Chikami, Minami-ku, Kumamoto-shi 861-4101, Kumamoto (Kumamoto), Japan

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Nippon Rent-A-Car

8.0

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3 locations in Kumamoto

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3-17-2 Kasuga, Nishi-ku,Kumamoto-shi,Kumamoto

+81 963 120 919

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860-0823 熊本県熊本市中央区世安町361-8, 361-8 Yoyasu-machi, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto City, Kumamoto, 860-0823, Japan

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Kumamoto airport

+81 963 590 919

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Nissan Rent-A-Car

8.0

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3 locations in Kumamoto

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Kumamoto Airport

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Kumamoto Ekimae Rail Station

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Kumamoto Higashi Bypass

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Budget

7.9

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2 locations in Kumamoto

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Kumamoto Station Kumamoto Station 3-13-6 Kasuga, Kumamoto

+81 963 120 543

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Mashiki-Machi, Kamimashiki-Gun

+81 963 590 543

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Times

7.7

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6 locations in Kumamoto

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1664 Yomogi-machi Kita-ku

+81 963 568 228

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19-19, Nishikigaoka, Higashi-ku

+81 963 681 212

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2-3-21, Kasuga, Nishi-ku

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65, Karashima-cho, Chuo-ku

+81 963 265 656

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9-2-5, Chikami Minami-ku

+81 963 525 656

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901-25, Takayu, Mashiki-machi Sugido, Kamimashiki-gun

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.6

Good

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One location in Kumamoto

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3-17-2 Kasuga, Nishi-ku

+81 96 312 0919

Monday07:00 - 20:00
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keddy by Europcar

6.3

Okay

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6 locations in Kumamoto

Locations in Kumamoto

Go To Times Car Rental Counter, 1664 Yomogi-Machi Kita-Ku

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Go To Times Car Rental Counter, 19-19 Nishikigaoka Higashi-Ku

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Go To Times Car Rental Counter, 2-3-21 Kasuga Nishi-Ku

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Go To Times Car Rental Counter, 9-2-5 Chikami Minami-Ku

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Go To Times Car Rental Counter- 65 Karashima-Cho, Chuo-Ku

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Go To Times Car Rental Counter- 901-25 Sugidotakayu Mashiki-Machi

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Shouqi

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4 locations in Kumamoto

Locations in Kumamoto

Go To Times Car Rental Counter 1664 Yomogi-machi Kita-ku

+81 96 356 8228

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Go To Times Car Rental Counter 2-3-21 Kasuga Nishi-ku

+81 96 324 4141

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Go To Times Car Rental Counter 65 Karashima-cho

+81 96 326 5656

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Go To Times Car Rental Counter 9-2-5 Chikami Minami-ku

+81 96 352 5656

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Sunnycars

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2 locations in Kumamoto

Locations in Kumamoto

3 17 2 Kasuga Nishi Ku

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901-25, Takayu, Mashiki-machi Sugido

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Sky Rent A Car

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One location in Kumamoto

Locations in Kumamoto

2-2-38 Kasuga, Nishi-ku, Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture

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

Car hire locations in or near Kumamoto

Good to know

Most popular car type

Economy

When to book a car hire in Kumamoto

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Car hire insurance in Kumamoto

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Kumamoto 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 Kumamoto.

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 Kumamoto car hire.