Japan’s transportation system is extensive. There are so many options to choose from if you travel around the country. Renting a car is one of the most economical ways of exploring the different places in the country where public transportation is inconvenient and infrequent. In order to help tourists explore the cultural areas of Osaka (大阪), Kyoto (京都), and Nagoya (名古屋), ORIX (オリックス), a Japanese car rental company, has recently introduced its rental car that comes in a gorgeous Japanese design reminiscent of the country’s itasha (痛車) craze.
ORIX Rent-A-Car is considered as one of the top car rental companies in Japan. It has a broad network of 1,048 rental sites countrywide, which are all conveniently located near major train stations and airports for easy access.
ORIX Rent-A-Car offers various automobile choices, from mini to luxury models, and is attended by a courteous and professional staff. The company aims to meet customer car needs and satisfy their demands whether for business, pleasure, or family fun. They also offer different rent plans in order to ensure peace of mind when renting.
Car rental reservations can be done via smartphone so it is easy for customers to communicate last-minute needs. Car rentals can be done up to one hour before rental.
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As of this time, ORIX Rent-A-Car is offering a limited campaign called the “MIYABI Plan” only available at their Kansai International Airport (関西国際空港) Rental Site. Vehicles decorated with cherry blossoms inside and out, as well as gorgeous designs of kimono (着物) and obi (帯) sash, will be available for rent until March 31, 2018. The vehicle which can be rented comes in a wagon-style and can accommodate up to six persons with four suitcases and three golf bags.
If you decide to rent the car, you will receive an “Omotenashi (おもてなし) Set.” This consists of items which can be conveniently used inside the car, at the hotel, or while you go sightseeing. Included in the set are three pairs of slippers, three portable bottle cases, and a blanket. These can make your trip a little more fun!
The vehicles are also equipped with an ETC (electronic toll collection) card reader and a car navigation system. ETC cards can be rented at 324 yen so do inquire before departure. Do remember that all cars are non-smoking units.
This Japanese-style car can be rented for 23,760 yen for 24 hours or 17,820 yen for 12 hours. Charges will be higher during peak season at 26,136 yen for 24 hours or 19,602 yen for 12 hours. The peak seasons are from July 15 to 17, 2017, August 11 to 20, 2017, and December 30, 2017 to January 3, 2018. After using the car, do return the car cushions and the “Fun Travel Menu Book” that comes along.
There are only a limited number of cars available for this campaign so if you’re interested in traveling Japan in these Japanese-style vehicles, sign up as soon as possible. Make your trip a memorable one by having a unique ride!