Kyoto Car Rental

Visiting this ancient city is made easy when you book a Kyoto car rental at SIXT. We have locations that are convenient for any visitor to the city, like at the Kyoto Shinkansen Train Station. You can rent a car in Kyoto and be sure to get a new model that’s an average of just three months old. Visitors to Japan will be glad to know that our branch staff speaks English and can answer your questions. Get behind the wheel of a roomy sedan perfect for city driving or take the entire group with you in one of our multi-seaters. 


Sixt Services in Kyoto

At SIXT we don't just offer Kyoto car rentals such as economy cars, sedans or multi-seaters to get you and your entire group to your destination in style. Our rentals in Kyoto come with perks like GPS and unlimited kilometers for easy exploration. You can also add extras to your rental such as child seats to keep the kids safe during your travels, or full-wheel drive guaranteed. Book a one-day rental or even a long-term rental to put you behind the wheel of a great car for just the right amount of time. 

Sixt Services in Kyoto

Good to know when you’re visiting Kyoto

Car rental under 25 in Kyoto

You must be 18 for a rental with SIXT in Kyoto and other cities in Japan. 

Documents you need to rent a car in Kyoto

You will need a valid driver’s license, passport and either an international driving permit or an official translation of your license into Japanese. 

One-way car rental in Kyoto

Generally, one-way rentals are allowed between SIXT stations in Japan, depending on the tariff. 

What to do while in Kyoto

A truly amazing sight to see in this area is Arashiyama that is just a short drive to the western side of town. This is a bamboo forest that contains several different monkey species. Another popular destination that is just a short drive to the north is Nijō Castle, which is not only an incredible structure to visit but the abundant cherry blossom trees that surround the castle are a sight to behold on their own when they’re in bloom. 

Summer in Kyoto

A very popular summertime event in Kyoto is to join an evening food walking tour that will let you experience all the different cuisines and neighborhoods that the city offers. During the month of July, one of the major festivals in this area is the Gion Matsuri that is popular with locals and visitors alike. You can also partake in the Yamahoko cruise during the third week of July. 

Why rent with Sixt?

Why rent with Sixt?
  • New cars - on average 3 months old
  • Premium fleet of german cars
  • Car rental made quick and easy
  • Unlimited miles on standard vehicles
  • Free cancellation when you pay on arrival
  • Friendly 24/7 customer service

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