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Sapporo Car Rental

A car rental in Sapporo with SIXT makes for a premium experience on the stunning northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. With a car rental in Sapporo you can reserve your vehicle online in advance and customize every aspect of your rental booking. Choose from a huge range of both economy and luxury car rentals and rest assured you will be behind the wheel of a new-model set of wheels packed with all the latest features.  

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Rent a Car from SIXT in Sapporo

Rent a car in Sapporo from our conveniently located branch at Hokkaido Sapporo Train Station where you can choose between sedans, convertibles, SUVs, minivans and passenger vans depending on your particular vacation needs. We aim to cover the full range of driver requirements with a diverse fleet and a wide array of optional add-ons. Read on to find out more about our services as well as useful sightseeing information about some of the best that Sapporo and Hokkaido have to offer.  

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Our Services

Use our online booking system to tailor your rental car in advance and make the most out of your vacation. Our friendly and efficient customer service will be there to greet you at our branch and answer any further questions you may have regarding your rent a car in Sapporo. In Sapporo we provide all our vehicles with unlimited mileage and you can rely on our 24/7-customer service if you should require assistance at any point during your rental period.  

Some of our optional add-ons for rental cars in Sapporo include:  

  • Loss Damage Waiver with deductible options 

  • Baby, child and booster seats 

  • 4-wheel drive 

Traffic Information

Rent a car in Sapporo and you can explore beyond the city limits into Hokkaido’s superb countryside and coastline. Be aware that Hokkaido is a vast island, almost as large as the whole of South Korea. Even so, during August many Japanese also visit the island meaning traffic can become very congested even outside of the major urban areas as people flock to Hokkaido’s incredible beaches. Driving in Japan is on the left side of the road and right-turning cars must yield to oncoming vehicles when turning. Also be sure to yield to pedestrians crossing at all times.  

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Sapporo is Hokkaido’s largest city and packed with excellent restaurants, museums and fantastic architecture. Surrounded by mountains, there is a huge range of outdoor activities to enjoy in all seasons while the city’s parks and gardens also provide ample opportunities to escape the hustle and bustle. Odori Park is conveniently located in the heart of Sapporo’s downtown area and hosts the city’s annual Snow Festival. Lovers of contemporary Japanese art should definitely check out the Miyanomori Art Museum. For admirers of traditional Japanese culture and architecture, the Hokkaido Shrine is a popular sight, especially in spring when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom.  

Sapporo’s cuisine is excellent and there are a number of unique dishes you should sample. It is the birthplace of miso ramen and the Susukino district is the best place to find it; an entire street there is dedicated to restaurants serving the dish. Other specialties include the soup curry and jingisukan, a barbequed lamb dish named after Genghis Khan. Beer is a popular beverage here and the Sapporo Brewery offers an interesting tour followed by a tasting session. 

Sightseeing Destinations

Take advantage of the island’s excellent road network by taking a day trip with your car rental from Sapporo. The quaint city of Otaru is only a short drive and provides a very different urban experience with its network of canal-lined streets, gorgeous glass shops and traditional architecture. Just to the south of Sapporo lies the epic Shikotsu-Tōya National Park that provides an endless array of lakes, mountains, hiking trails and extraordinary wildlife. The lush green rugged landscape is dotted with volcanic lakes and the area is famous for its hot springs. Shikotsu Lake is a great gateway to the area and offers a huge range of activities including boat trips and watersports. The hot spring Marukoma Onsen is situated on the western shores of the lake while to the east you can drive up to the parking lot on Mount Tarumae and take a spectacular hike that encircles the crater of one of Japans most active volcanoes!   

Distances from Sapporo Train Station to:  

  • Otaru via E5A: 23 miles in 42 mins 
  • Shikotsu Lake via 453: 27 miles in 1 hour 

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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