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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Matsumoto

  • Nestled on the eastern side of the Japanese Alps, Matsumoto is an excellent base of operations for exploring mountains like Hotaka, Yake and Hacimori. Whether you’re heading up into the mountains to relax at the Shirahone Onsen or visiting downtown attractions like Matsumoto Castle, a hire vehicle makes it easy to discover all the beauty this region of Japan has to offer. Matsumoto car hire is also a wise way to discover unique attractions like the Uchibuse River French Waterfall and the Daio Wasabi Farm.
  • Whether you’re taking a domestic flight to Shinshu-Matsumoto Airport (MMJ) or arriving at Chubu Centrair International Airport (NGO), you’ll be able to find car hire kiosks in the arrivals lobby, just past the luggage claim area. If you pick up your vehicle at Chubu Centrair International Airport, you’ll have a drive of around 3-4 hours to reach Matsumoto. If you decide to book your car hire in Matsumoto, the drive downtown from the airport takes around 20min.
  • The roads in Matsumoto can be quite narrow, with plenty of single-lane, one-way streets, particularly in the downtown area surrounding Matsumoto Castle. For this reason, it’s important to keep an eye out for street signs and use GPS to guide your trips. When you’re travelling on two-lane streets, keep in mind that you’ll need to drive on the left-hand side of the road, and if you head out of town, take note that the roads to nearby towns like Hirayu can be quite narrow.
  • Stop signs in Japan are red and triangular, with the point facing down. Some have the word “stop” written in English, but many of them only feature the Japanese word. So, if you can’t read Japanese, it’s crucial to keep an eye out for the red colour and triangular shape. If you’ll be heading off on any road trips to neighbouring towns like Nagawa or mountains like Tateshina, keep in mind that there may be long stretches of highway with no service stations. So, always take the time to plan your route and your fuel stops before you go.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Matsumoto for £37 or less
  • Book your car hire in Matsumoto at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy hire cars in Matsumoto are around 42% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car hire in Matsumoto

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

    On average a car hire in Matsumoto costs £39 per day.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Matsumoto?

    The average price of fuel in Matsumoto is £3.36 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £40 and £54, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Matsumoto?

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

  • Which car hire agencies are at Matsumoto airport (MMJ)?

    The only car hire company onsite at Matsumoto airport is Times.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Matsumoto airport (MMJ)?

    The only car hire company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Matsumoto airport to off-airport locations is Times.

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

    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 Matsumoto?

    An Economy car hire in Matsumoto costs £37 per day, on average.

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

    A Compact car hire in Matsumoto costs £56 per day, on average.

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

    A Full Size car hire in Matsumoto costs £152 per day, on average.

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

    In Matsumoto, cars are most frequently hired at Europcar 1-3, Fukashi (1 miles from city centre).

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

    On average a car hire in Matsumoto costs £272 per week (£39 per day).

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

    On average a car hire in Matsumoto costs £1,167 per month (£39 per day).

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

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

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

    Compact vehicles are ideal for car hire in Matsumoto, as they are suited to navigating the narrow, one-way streets. A compact vehicle will also serve you well on narrow roads like the R158, which stretches between Matsumoto and Hirayu. If you’re travelling in a large group or with a lot of luggage, then you may wish to consider upgrading to a mid-sized vehicle like a Toyota Corolla. This will give you extra storage space and leg room without making it difficult to traverse the narrow streets.

  • What's the speed limit in Matsumoto?

    In downtown Matsumoto, the speed limit is generally 30 km/h on small sidestreets and one-way lanes. Speed limits of 40, 50 and 60 km/h can be found on roads within the city limits, so keep an eye out for signs to ensure you’re driving at the correct speed. If you head out onto an expressway, speed limits vary between 80 and 100 km/h, so once again, it’s crucial to pay attention to the street signs to ensure you’re following the rules.

  • Where are the best places to park in Matsumoto?

    Car hire in Matsumoto is made convenient by the clear and simple parking rules. When visiting the downtown area, an easy option is generally to select one of the parking structures provided by the city. The Matsumoto Castle Otemon Parking Lot, Chuo Parking Lot and I-Park Isemachi all open at around 7:30 am and close between 22:30 and 23:30. They feature rates of roughly ¥ 150 (approximately A$ 1.60) per 30min. Keep in mind that if you miss closing time, the overnight parking rate is ¥ 1,020 (approximately A$ 10.70).

Matsumoto car hire reviews and directory

Nissan Rent-A-Car

10.0

Wonderful

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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 Matsumoto

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Matsumoto Rail Station

+81 263 394 123

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.0

Good

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One location in Matsumoto

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4 16 Habaue

+81 263 33 1324

Monday08:00 - 20:00
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ORIX Rent a Car

10.0

Wonderful

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8 locations in Matsumoto

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1-9-7, Soyano, Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

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301-2 Shimadachi, Matsumoto City, Nagano Pref

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390-0817 長野県松本市巾上5-47, 5-47 Habaue, Matsumoto City Nagano 390-0817, Matsumoto (Nagano), Japan

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4-3-44 Arigasaki, Matsumoto City, Nagano Pref

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5-47, Kinjo, Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

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B1F, 1-2-30 Fukashi, Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

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In the Eneos gas station, 3-11, Takamiya-Kita, Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

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Shinshu Matsumoto Airport 1F Arrival Lobby, 8909 Oaza Kuko-higashi, Matsumoto, Nagano Pref.

+81 263 343 711

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National

10.0

Wonderful

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One location in Matsumoto

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4 16 Habaue

+81 263 33 1324

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Hertz

8.6

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One location in Matsumoto

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2-1-20 Fukashi

+81 263 32 7625

Monday08:00 - 20:00
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Alamo

8.5

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One location in Matsumoto

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4 16 Habaue

+81 263 33 1324

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

8.0

Very Good

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One location in Matsumoto

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長野県松本市巾上4-16, 4-16 Habaue

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Europcar

7.9

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One location in Matsumoto

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1-3, Fukashi

+81 263 32 7040

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Times

7.4

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3 locations in Matsumoto

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1-2-16, Honjo

+81 263 327 040

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8909, Kuko Higashi

+81 263 327 040

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長野県松本市深志1-3タイムズアルピコプラザ内, 1 Chome-3 Fukashi

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keddy by Europcar

6.3

Okay

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One location in Matsumoto

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Go To Times Car Rental Counter, 1-2-16, Honjo, Matsumoto

+81 263 327 040

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Sunnycars

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2 locations in Matsumoto

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1-2-16, Honjo

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4 16 Habaue

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Toyota Rent a Car

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2 locations in Matsumoto

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[松本] 390-0832 松本市南松本2-5-1, 2-chome-5-1 Minami-matsumoto, Matsumoto 390-0832, Matsumoto (Nagano), Japan

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[松本駅前] 390-0815 松本市深志2-1-20, 2-1-20 Fukashi, Matsumoto City, Nagano, 390-0815, Matsumoto (Nagano), Japan

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JR Rent-A-Car East

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1-261-11, Fukashi, Matsumoto Shi, Nagano Ken, , Japan

+81 263 32 4690

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Shouqi

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One location in Matsumoto

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Go To Times Car Rental Counter 1-2-16

+81 263 32 7040

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Most popular agency

Europcar

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

£39/day

Good deal

£37/day

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Car hire insurance in Matsumoto

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Matsumoto 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 Matsumoto.

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 Matsumoto car hire.

Matsumoto car hire information

Pick-up locationMatsumoto
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Hire locations26
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