Whenever you travel, you want to make use of whatever time you have to explore as much as possible. With that, I make it a point to rent a car so that I don’t have to worry about the transportation matters.

If you are planning to visit Japan anytime and thinking of renting a car, you have to check out Tabirai.

What and Who is Tabirai?

Tabirai is a portal which compares the best rental rates among the reputable rental companies in Japan. So it means you get the best value for money!


Having rented cars in Japan, Thailand, Taiwan and Malaysia, here are some pointers to take note to safeguard yourself! **These are also applicable when you rent a car from  Tabirai!**

#1 Always rent from major reputable companies!

Some smaller or private companies might offer lower prices but there might be hidden costs upon collection. Worse still, they might not be able to converse in English. You won’t want to be stuck in such a situation.

Thankfully,  Tabirai only posts cars from major rental companies who welcome overseas users at reasonable prices compared to regular prices.


#2 Ensure that car comes with English car navigation system

Rental car in Japan comes with GPS but do ensure that they are English enabled so that you can access the system with ease and get instructions in English.  You can be guaranteed that cars you book from  Tabirai are English-enabled.

I’m quite amazed by the GPS in Japanese cars because you can just key in the telephone number and they will direct you to the correct address. You can definitely make use of Google Maps but what if you run out of data?


#3 Double check the prices and policies!

Car rental rates may or may not include additional items such as basic insurance, GPS, tax, etc. Hence, it is always advisable to double check the prices and policies.

Tabirai  prices displayed include  rental car charges, basic insurance, collision damage waiver (CDW), English-car navigation(GPS) and consumption tax. Insurance from individual car rental companies (NOC compensation insurance) is optional and can be added on the date of car rental (as desired).


Extra Fun Facts!

Car rentals in Japan usually offer Toyota, Nissan or Honda cars. If you want to be environmentally friendly, you can even choose a Hybrid car since you won’t have much chance to drive one in Singapore!


Before you return the car, don’t forget to refuel it to the same level it was given to you when you collect the car.


In case you are wondering, yes, the fuel pump is from the ceiling!

Here’s the step-by-step guide on how you can book a car in Japan with the best rental prices!

Step 1


  • Input your dates, timing, pickup and dropoff location, vehicle type and specify if you will be smoking.

Step 2


  • Double check the details and select your vehicle type.

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  • Double check your details.

Step 4


  • Input your name, email address and contact.

Step  5


  • Review confirmation.

Step  6


  • Your booking is confirmed. Please double check your details.



What’s next?

Here are 3 Important Points for Using  Tabirai Car Rental.

#1 Once the reservation is completed online, the specified rental is guaranteed. After that, simply go to the meeting place or rental car company office on the departure date (pick-up date).

#2 Member registration and credit card information are unnecessary at the time of reservation. Payment should be made at the car rental office on the departure date (pick-up date). Credit cards are the recommended method of payment.

#3 You can cancel your reservation and send a message to the rental car company by logging in to the ”˜Reservation Information Box’.

Ready to book?

Here are the links to start booking!

Hokkaido | Okinawa | Other parts of Japan

Click HERE for more Secret Tips for Renting a Car in Japan!


This post is brought to you by  Tabirai.