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Kyoto Car Rentals & Travel Guide

Kyoto, Japan, is an experience like no other, with a 1,000-year-old history as the imperial capital. It stands in sharp contrast to high-tech Tokyo, with abundant cherry blossom trees, peaceful koi ponds, and zen gardens everywhere you go throughout the city. Kyoto has a large population, but it has one of the most peaceful atmospheres you'll ever find in a city. Exploring artisan markets and seeing shopkeepers among the tea shops takes you back to pre-modern Japan.

Driving in and Around Kyoto

After you land from a flight to Osaka, you take either an airport limousine bus or a direct express train to Kyoto, which is about 30 miles from the airport. You pass by the Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine on your way in with your Kyoto car rental. When you get a Kyoto car rental, you can branch out from the historic city into the surrounding countryside. Nantan has many small villages that look like they haven't changed for hundreds of years. It's a serene area, with the Ruri River Valley Natural Park letting you get in touch with Japan's flora and fauna.

Hot springs and hiking trails await you in Takatsuki. When you're done exploring the outdoors, visit the Imashirotsuka Ancient Museum to learn about the history and archaeology of the area. Takatsuki is a smaller town taking you away from more tourist-centric areas, so you get a better idea of authentic Japanese life. Rent a car in Kyoto to get to these gems.

Exploring Kyoto

You have more places to explore than you can imagine in Kyoto and the surrounding area if you choose one of the Kyoto rental cars. To save as much as possible, look for a cheap hotel in Kyoto with the help of Travelocity. Thanks to the Travelocity Price Guarantee, Travelocity will match a lower price and refund you the difference.

Here at Travelocity, we’re committed to helping you score cheap deals on Kyoto car rentals. We’ll have your rental car waiting for you as soon as you arrive in town. Traveling with your whole family in tow? Choose a spacious and affordable van to keep your crew sane throughout the trip. Exploring the city with your sweetheart? Reserve a swanky two-seater as you paint the town red. With our low rates on rental cars in Kyoto, you can go out and smell the roses, without stressing out your bank account. You can even use our mobile booking app to snag exclusive deals, so you can spend more on your adventures and less on your vehicle.

How Much Does it Cost to Rent a Car in Kyoto?

The cheapest car rentals in Kyoto found within the past 7 days were per day. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.