As Hakuba can be a bit car centric, renting a car is the perfect way to get around Hakuba in both the summer and winter.
Renting a car in Hakuba
The best place to rent a vehicle is in Nagano so that you can get a newer car with a proper English navigation system and you can avoid having to take the bus or taxi from Nagano to Hakuba.
Toyota Rent A Car, Nissan Rent A Car and Times Car Rental are located near the bullet train station, so it is easy to transfer. Using a nationwide rental company is also useful if you would like to return the vehicle to a different location, such as the airport.
If you are our guest, please let us arrange for the perfect vehicle for your holiday, or you can stay at one of our accommodations that includes a rental car on select dates during the winter.
If you want to rent a vehicle after you arrive in Hakuba, there are four rental car companies to choose from. All vehicles from these local shops will have 4WD and ski racks included.
Windy Car Rental - open year-round and the most experienced rental shop in Hakuba.
Freedom Car Rental - only taking bookings from residents of Japan for the 2020/21 season.
Kibeje Car Rentals - only doing rentals of 7 days or longer.
Hakuba Car Rental - closed for the 2020/21 season due to COVID-19.
Please remember to bring your valid international driver’s license as you will not be able to rent a vehicle in Japan without it.