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Hakodate Airport (HKD) Car Rental

Welcome to the car rental Hakodate Airport information page with information on Hakodate Airport car rental options, including which side do you drive on, transmission types, local Hakodate driving stress, licences, and more. You may also compare your Hakodate Airport car rental options and search for the best available Hakodate car rental rates in the search box below.

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Hakodate Airport Car Rental Desk Locations

There are several car rental companies represented at the HKD Hakodate Airport. Desks are located outside the International Arrivals hall.

Hakodate Airport Car Rental Companies

Mazda Car Rental Nippon Rent-A-Car Nihon Rental Car Nissan Car Lease Toyota Rent a Car Japaren Hokkaido Orix Rent-A-Car Honda Rent-A-Lease

Hakodate Driving Information

Driving is on the left side of the road.

All Hakodate Airport rental cars are automatic transmission.

Your local drivers' licence is required.

An International Drivers' Permit (or IDP) may be required, especially if your local drivers' licence is in a language other than the local language (you may inquire when you pick up your car).

Hakodate Driving Stress Level: 5/10

In Japan, cars are driven on the left side of the road and have the driver's seat and steering wheel on their right side. The legal minimum age for driving is 18 years. Road signs and rules follow international standards, and most signs on major roads are in Japanese and English. Drinking and driving is strictly prohibited.

The typical speed limits are 80 to 100 km/h on expressways, 40 km/h in urban areas, 30 km/h in side streets and 50 to 60 km/h elsewhere. Drivers usually exceed the speed limits by about 10 km/h. Most roads in Japan are toll free with the exception of expressways and some scenic driving routes. Road conditions tend to be good, although side streets in the cities can be rather narrow. Traffic congestion is a frequent problem in and around urban centers.

Drivers generally tend to be well mannered and considerate. Some dangers on Japanese roads include drivers speeding over intersections despite the traffic light turning red, people stopping their vehicles at the edge of the street in a way in which they block traffic, and cyclists driving on the wrong side of the road.


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Last Updated: 4 Jan 2019