Kyoto

By | 16th January 2018

Do you need a car in Kyoto?

Do you need a car in Kyoto > Should you rent a car in Kyoto Japan > Kyoto ( ITM )

Do you need a car in Kyoto? Introduction

Why? Why not? Ratings Comments
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Why should you rent a car in Kyoto?

What are the main reasons for hiring a car here? Do you just want to drive locally? Do you want to go further afield, or should you even look at taking a road trip? In terms of factors like the cost of the hire itself, fuel costs, road tolls and parking charges, is it worth hiring a car in Kyoto?

Kyoto Car hire summary


Overall drive rating

Based on a weighted score across all cost and quality factors. [Full notes - drive rating]

10%

 

Cheapest rate for one week

Based on cheapest economy car hire deal with no added extras. [full notes - basic costs]

€260

 #247/300

 

How much should I expect to pay in the peak season?

Based on cheapest deal during the summer holiday season. (Unless otherwise noted) [full notes - seasonal variations]

 €425

232/300

 

Free parking score

Total 958 - of which 103 have free parking. [full notes - parking]

11%

#275/300

 
  • Coming soon.
 

Why not? Visiting Kyoto without a car

 
Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

Kyoto public transport quick facts

Train score

 

90%

Water travel score

80%

Overall public transport score

90%

 

Walking and Cycling Overview

Active travel score

This overall rating considers walking and cycling in and around Kyoto. 

90%

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Ratings

Car rental in - Kyoto Need v worth & should!

Do you need a car in Kyoto?

  • Based on comparison with transit and walking/cycling?
 

Is it worth hiring a car in Kyoto?

  • Based on value for money?
 

Should you rent a car in Kyoto?

Weighing up the above questions, if you are here for the first time AND asking about hiring a car, is it a good idea?
 

Who is travelling?

Is it worth renting a car in Kyoto if I am a solo / budget traveller?

What about for 2 people travelling together?

What about for families?

 

Where are you staying?

Do you need a car in Kyoto if we are staying in the city centre / main resort area?

What if we are staying on the edge of the urban area?

What if we are staying in a rural area?

 

What is your attitude towards driving?

Should I hire a car in Kyoto if I prefer not to drive?

What if we are easy either way?

What if I prefer to drive?


 

Verdict

What is our final score for Kyoto on the Carornocar scale?

2

Go back up to:
Why? Why not? Ratings Comments
 

Do you need a car in Kyoto? No! If you want to hire a car for any trip around this part of Japan, pick it up in Osaka instead.

Would you hire a car in Kyoto?

Have you driven in Kyoto? Do you agree with our advice on whether or not it's worth hiring a car in Kyoto?
Tell us what you think using the comments section below:
 

 

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