Why Road Trip?

Why Drive Japan?  |  Why Road Trip?

Traveling through Japan by road allows travelers to discover a quieter and more serene side of the country that contrasts sharply with the bustling energy of its major urban centers. Beyond the skyscrapers and crowded streets of cities like Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto, the rural landscapes of Japan unfold with a sense of tranquility and authenticity. These areas often feature picturesque countryside views, traditional villages, and historical sites that are less accessible by public transportation.

Unlike the well-connected train and bus networks found in large cities like Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto, rural areas of Japan experiences limited public transportation options. As a result, 56% of Japanese traveler choose to cars for their journeys. Here are five reasons why road trips offer the best way to explore Japan.

1. Travel Anywhere

With 80% of Japan covered in mountains and numerous hidden gems tucked away in remote places, a rental car allows you to explore areas inaccessible by trains and buses.

2. Travel Freely

Break free from fixed schedules, allowing yourself more time in places you desire. Adjust plans effortlessly should hunger strike or your child need a break.

3. No Luggage Hassle

Pack everything in the car trunk—no need to lug bags between stations or search for lockers.

4. Cost-Effective

When traveling with three or more people, renting a car often proves to be more cost-effective than train travel, even when factoring in fuel, tolls, and insurance.

5. Adventure Awaits

Driving in a foreign country is thrilling! Enjoy not only the destinations but also the scenic beauty and atmosphere of the journey.

Once you experience a rental car trip, you’re likely to choose it again.
The most difficult part of car rental travel is that planning an itinerary is much more difficult than for train or bus travel.

However, you have the best way to plan an itinerary!
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Why Drive Japan?  |  Why Road Trip?

Below is a video that provides a particularly clear explanation of car rental travel in Japan, for your reference. Credited to “Life Where I’m From”.

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