Expat Car Leasing and Rental in Japan

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Expats can get a car without a Japanese credit history or driver's license

As an international professional you can arrange for your car before or after you move to Japan. Together with our Japanese partner, we can arrange finance, insurance, registration, maintenance checks, delivery and 24-hour emergency English help line.

Our program will save you time and money

With the "Personal Car Shopper Service", you will benefit from the help and advice from somebody skilled and knowledgeable, who understands the car market in Japan.

Offices in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Kobe(Osaka) providing nationwide service.

New and Used Cars

Let your Personal Car Specialist assist you with locating the right car for you. You can either buy cash or our partner can assist with financing options.

Financing or Leasing?

We offer two different leasing options (closed end lease and open end lease) at a competitive interest rate for qualifying customers.

Auto insurance

Get competitively priced insurance. No Japanese driver's license needed to set up coverage. Our Japanese partner works with Hoken Sogo Kenkyujyo Co, Ltd to get you the best possible coverage.

Car rental

Rentals are from 1 day up to 12 months. The rental car program covers 100 countries globally. Click here to book...

FAQ

  • Should I get an International driver’s license before relocating to Japan?

    Yes, if you hold an International driver’s license when you enter Japan for the first time, it will make the leasing process much easier.

  • Do you offer used and new cars for lease?

    Yes, we offer both used and new car leases, however we do not exactly have a stock of used cars, so our used car availability is mostly dependent on the timing of when the previous user returns a car to us.

  • Does the lease include insurance? Is there an excess charge on claims?

    Yes, our leases included both full voluntary and compulsory insurance for all drivers. There are 0 yen excess charges on claims for accidents regardless of fault

  • Is there a deposit or initial payment to initiate the lease?

    Yes, there is a deposit required. Before delivery we will ask for the first 2 monthly car payments. The following payments will need to be made by the 28th of each month, starting with the month that the car is registered. This will effectively set the monthly payments to two months in advance.

  • For a 12 month lease, would I need a work Visa for longer than 12 months?

    If you are seeking a 12-month lease, we don’t require you to have a visa for more than 12 months. However, we would need to be sure that the timing of the lease contract is in line with the length of the visa. Additionally, should the client request a 24 month lease, then they will need to have a visa that is valid for at least 24 months.

  • What is included in the lease?

    All leases include the following:

    24-hour emergency help line in English
    GPS navigation system with English audio guidance and visual aids (when possible)
    0 yen excess charges on claims for accidents regardless of fault
    ETC (Electronic Toll Collection) device
    Full Voluntary and Compulsory Liability Insurance for all drivers
    Regular maintenance checks every 6 months
    All car related tax
    Registration costs
    Roadside service assistance
    Floor mats
    Spare tire/tire repair kit (when available)

  • How long is the lease term?

    We offer lease cars for terms ranging from 12 months and up for new vehicles, and 6 months and up for used vehicles.

  • Is there an English GPS navigation system available in Japan?

    Yes. We'll provide bilingual navigation systems whenever possible.

  • What if I have an accident?

    We offer all of our clients a FREE 7 day/24-hour help line service for any emergency or problem with the lease car. We will help translate if needed, contact the police for you if needed, lodge all insurance claims, have the car repaired and offer you a temporary car while

  • Can I purchase my lease car at the end of the lease?

    Yes, just contact us for details.

  • Can I cancel my lease at any time?

    No. While you can return the car early, all remaining installments must be paid in full at that time. For example, if you return the car on the seventh month of a 12 month lease, you will have to pay the remaining 5 months.

"Everything worked out better than expected. Thanks!"

– Michael from Canada, Toyota C-HR

Tailored to fit your needs

    • Start process before or after arrival to Japan
    • Competitive interest rates
    • We can source any make and model
    • Personal Car Shopper Service (free service) - saves time and hassle with visiting dealers
    • Assistance throughout the term in regards to registration, renewals, etc.

We finance all makes and models nationwide

We offer the following car brands and any other car brand available in Japan

How it works: Leasing a Car in Japan

• Your request for an estimate is received.
• An estimate is prepared and sent to you for verification. Changes can be requested, or the estimate can be accepted.
• If accepted, sign the estimate for your car and send it back.
• Once the signed estimate is received we begin the process of ordering and registering your car. Your final contract is prepared.
• All required documents will need to be received before delivery
• Your new lease car is delivered. A representative will fully explain your new car and its options
• You sign the final contract, and get on the road!

We will assist you in leasing the best car at the best price to suit your needs and your budget. Security is ensured through full-service maintenance and full coverage insurance policies that are included in the monthly lease fee. We will be there to assist from the time of delivery to the day the car is returned. All of our services and contracts are offered in English. All of our consultants are bilingual in English and Japanese and we boast a great mix of foreign and Japanese staff.

Note: It is strongly recommended to obtain an international driver’s license before entering Japan.

Tell us what type of car you want, and we will find it for you nationwide

We arrange rentals and leases in all cities: Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, Kobe, Kyoto, Fukuoka, Kawasaki, Saitama, Hiroshima, Sendai, Kitakyūshū, Chiba, Setagaya, Sakai, Niigata, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka and Sagamihara and many more cities...