When renting a car in Hokkaido, we recommend Nippon Rent-A-Car who offer a special plan with UU-Hokkaido.The popular specially priced course will put you at ease giving you smartphone services and a map to help you understand information around sightseeing spots.We have 30 locations around Hokkaido's main stations and airports including Chitose Airport. We are reliable and convenient.

A Special Plan only from UU-Hokkaido!

This Plan-Limited,
the 7 Greatest Benefits

Simple reservations! Just select info such as store location and schedule!



  • 20% off base fee (an additional 10% off for use 5 days or more)
  • Collision damage waiver (CDW) fee included
  • All vehicles 4WD & fitted with studless tires
  • Car navigation multilingual supported (English, Chinese, Korean)
  • Road map present with map code
  • Digital audio player available
  • You can see times and distances to destinations at a glance!
    A map with wheel displaying distances as a present to you! (1 per vehicle)

①Check Before Car Rental

Driver's License Requirements


All drivers are required to have a valid driver's license. Valid one is as below:

  1. International driving permit under the Convention of Road Traffic on Sep. 19, 1949
  2. Authorized Japanese Translation for driver's license issued in: Switzerland, Germany, France, Taiwan, Belgium, Slovenia, Estonia or Monaco
  3. Japanese driver's license

Points to confirm for international driving permits

  1. Issuing country
  2. Relevant convention date (September 19, 1949)
    *International driving permits based on other dates are not accepted to drive in Japan.
  3. Date of issue
    *Permits are valid for one year from the date issue.
  4. Permission stamps for categories of vehicles permitted to drive
    *For details on categories see below.

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【Sample International Driving Permit】 Sample International Driving Permit

②How to Use Rent-A-Car

When Renting from Chitose

1  Reception at the Airport Counter  Reception at the Airport Counter

  • Reception at the Rent-A-Car company counter inside the airport
  • Transport by Shuttlebus to the business premises (about 10 minutes)


2  Reception at the business premises Reception at the business premises
  • Present license valid in Japan or passport
  • Confirmation of application contents
  • Renting, insurance explanation
  • Payment (credit card, cash)

3  Vehicle Guidance Vehicle Guidance
  • Exterior damage confirmation
  • Explanation of the basic operation
  • Explanation of car navigation operation
  • Handing over of registration document

4  Self check Self check

  • Pre-drive check
  • Reconfirmation of driver's vehicle operation


③Examples of Car Models

Our company handles popular SUVs as well as station wagons for families regardless of maker,
Please choose the type of car that best suits your travel purpose and number of people you will be travelling with.


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The recommended number of people / baggage load capacity (we aim for an ideal match)

NISSAN NOTE e-POWER
NISSAN NOTE e-POWER
E-S Regular Course
12 hours
8,640 yen

6,912 yen

24 hours
10,260 yen

8,208 yen

Additional 1
8,640 yen

6,912 yen

3  2 or  3

SUBARU IMPREZA SPORT
SUBARU IMPREZA SPORT
S-A Regular Course
12 hours
8,100 yen

6,480 yen

24 hours
9,720 yen

7,776 yen

Additional 1
8,100 yen

6,480 yen

3  2 or  3

SUBARU FORESTER
SUBARU FORESTER
J-W Regular Course
12 hours
11,8800 yen

 9,504 yen

24 hours
15,120 yen

12,096 yen

Additional 1
11,880 yen

9,504 yen

4  3 or  4

TOYOTA SIENTA
TOYOTA SIENTA
W-K Regular Course
12 hours
9,720 yen

 7,776 yen

24 hours
12,960 yen

10,368 yen

Additional 1
9,720 yen

 7,776 yen

4  4 or  5

NISSAN SERENA
NISSAN SERENA
W-A Regular Course
12 hours
15,120 yen

12,096 yen

24 hours
20,520 yen

21,600 yen

Additional 1
15,120 yen

14,688 yen

6  3 or  4

TOYOTA ALPHARD
TOYOTA ALPHARD
W-C Regular Course
12 hours
15,120 yen

17,280 yen

24 hours
20,520 yen

16,416 yen

Additional 1
15,120 yen

12,096 yen

6  3 or  6

The recommended number of people / baggage load capacity (we aim for an ideal match)

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④Rent-a-Car Insurance Coverage

(1)Insurance included in the base rate & coverage courses

At Nippon Rent-A-Car Hokkaido, we prepare two kinds of rate courses, those being a Regular Course and the larger Recommended Course for when you need it.

Recommended Course Coverage Option

Limit of coverage
Bodily Injury/DeathUnlimited per person (Including coverage of Automobile Liability Insurance up to 30 million yen)
Property DamageUnlimited per occurrence (Deductible: 50,000 yen)
Rented VehicleUp to market value per occurrence
(Deductible: 50,000 yen in general, or 100,000 yen for trucks larger than Classes T-D and R-D; passenger cars larger than Classes O-B, X-C, S-D and Y-C; and microbuses)
Personal InjuryUp to 50 million yen per person
Compensation will be paid for injuries to driver/passengers (including death and residual disability) regardless of the degree of responsibility attributable to the driver (Maximum 50 million yen: The amount of damages, including medical treatment expenses, will be determined based on the terms of the applicable insurance policy)

Regular Course Coverage Option

Limit of coverage
Bodily Injury/DeathUnlimited per person (Including coverage of Automobile Liability Insurance up to 30 million yen)
Property Damage30 million yen per occurrence (Deductible: 50,000 yen)
Rented VehicleUp to market value per occurrence
(Deductible: 50,000 yen in general, or 100,000 yen for trucks larger than Classes T-D and R-D; passenger cars larger than Classes O-B, X-C, S-D and Y-C; and microbuses)
Personal InjuryUp to 30 million yen per person
Compensation will be paid for injuries to driver/passengers (including death and residual disability) regardless of the degree of responsibility attributable to the driver (Maximum 30 million yen: The amount of damages, including medical treatment expenses, will be determined based on the terms of the applicable insurance policy)


(2) About CDWs

What is a CDW (Collision Damage Waiver)?
CDW waives your responsibility for paying deductibles regarding any property damage and/or vehicle damage in the event of an accident.
If more than one accident occurs during the rental period, the CDW will apply only to the first accident.
Please apply at the time of rental. (application and cancellation cannot be processed after rental procedure)


CDW enrollment fee 1,080-2,160 yen/day, tax included

*For details, please see the tariff.
*The monthly CDW fee will be calculated for up to 15 days and fixed at that amount.

CDW is UU-Hokkaido's special plan
 The CDW joining fee is included in the fee.

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(3) About ECOs

The NOC charge is removed when applying for ECO (Extra Coverage Option) !


What is a NOC (Non-Operation Charge) ?
If a vehicle requires repair or cleaning due to a traffic accident, theft, break down, defacement, or other causes not attributable to Nippon Rent-A-Car, the customer may be charged an NOC as part of the compensation for loss of use during the repair or cleaning of the vehicle.These amounts are fixed regardless of the degree of the damage or the time required for such repair or cleaning.
When the smoking has been discovered to have occurred in a no-smoking car, it is handled in a similar manner. (NOC:20,000 yen)


※NOC shall not be covered by CDW

※No tax is imposed on NOC

ECO Application fee: 432 yen per day tax included

You will be handed a very convenient Usage Guide covering rent-a-car usage and points of attention.

USAGE GUIDE

⑤Keep in Mind

(1) About Japanese traffic signage

The biggest difference between Japanese road signs and the road signs of other countries is the stop sign.
It looks like this red triangle with STOP written in Japanese.

Japanese traffic signage
Japanese traffic signage

Please take due care, as this oversight often leads to serious accidents.



Please refer to this introduction of the road sign that also represents Japan.

Japanese traffic signage

The control of illegal parking is very strict.
There are considerably expensive fines ranging from 15,000 yen to 30,000 yen that likely deter drivers from parking illegally.




(2) About Driving on Winter Roads

Hokkaido is a snowy area, and snow is piled up on a road from around November to March in an average year, and road surfaces become icy.
It is very dangerous to drive as one would during the green season.
Please obey the following points, and let's keep careful driving in mind.

  • Do not accelerate of break suddenly.
  • Always be mindful the condition of the road surface. (black ice etc.)
  • Remove snow and ice from the vehicle exterior before driving to ensure visibility.
  • Maintain a distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you 3 times greater than that you would in summer.

UU-Hokkaido's Hokkaido Special Plan
・Studless Tires ・4WD designated rate is free!


⑥Shop Guide

★Access

Sapporo(11)
Next to JR Sapporo Station. 1 minute walk from North Exit.(Sapporo Station North Exit), 3 minutes walk from Sapporo subway stationSapporo Station Chuo), 5 minutes walk from Sapporo JR station / Sapporo subway stationSapporo Station Higashi), 1 minute walk from Asabu subway stationAsabu Station), 5 minutes walk from Kita-24jo subway stationKita Nijuichi-jo), 1 minute walk from Yamahana-9jo streetcar stopSusukino), 2 minutes walk from Nishi-11chome subway stationSapporo Odori Nishi), 1 minute walk from Kotoni subway station(exit No.5)Kotoni), 3 minutes walk from Shin-Sapporo JR stationShin-Sapporo Station), 15 mintutes walk from Shiroisi subway stationShiroishi), Along the Shimoteine street.Shinhatsusamu
Chitose(1)
We will provide a free shuttle service to the rental office. (about 10 minutes drive)(Chitose Airport
Hakodate(2)
Our shuttle will take you to Hakodate Airport office.(Hakodate Airport), 3 minutes walk from JR Hakodate StationHakodate Station
Asahikawa(3)
Our shuttle will take you to Asahikawa Airport office.(Asahikawa Airport), 2 minutes walk from JR Asahikawa Station (East exit)JR Asahikawa Station ), From JR Shin Asahikawa Station and walk 9 minutesAsahikawa Taisetsudori
Kushiro(2)
Our shuttle will take you to Kushiro Airport office.(Kushiro Airport), 1 minute walk from JR Kushiro StationKushiro Station
Obihiro(2)
Our shuttle will take you to Obihiro Airport office.(Obihiro Airport), Located in front of JR Obihiro StationObihiro Station
Wakkanai(2)
Our shuttle will take you to Wakkanai Airport office.(Wakkanai Airport), 2 minutes walk from JR Wakkanai StationWakkanai Station
Memanbetsu(1)
Our shuttle will take you to Memanbetsu Airport office.(Memanbetsu Airport
Monbetsu(1)
Our shuttle will take you to Monbetsu Airport office.(Monbetsu Airport Counter
Nakashibetsu(1)
Our shuttle will take you to Nakashibetsu Airport office.(Nakashibetsu Airport
Kitami(1)
Office is inside of Hotel ROUTE-INN KITAMI OODORI NISHI.About 4 minutes walk from JR Kitami StationKitami Station
Abashiri(1)
1 minute walk from JR Abashiri stationAbashiri Station
Niseko(1)
Inside Hotel Niseko Alpen, 1st floor(Niseko Grand HIRAFU
Hakodate(1)
1 minute walk from Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto JR stationShin-Hakodate Hokuto Station

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⑦Let's drive around Hokkaido

Drivemap
①小樽〜神威岬 ②石狩〜増毛 ③美瑛の丘〜富良野スキー場 ④日高道 ⑤帯広〜大津海岸(豊頃) ⑥摩周湖〜阿寒湖 ⑦函館〜南茅部

①Otaru - Cape Kamui

Course:Taking the Raiden National Highway toward Shakotan Peninsula.
Going along National highway No. 5 from the Otaru city to the Yoichi area and turn right at National highway No. 229 (Raiden National Highway) in front of Yoichi Station. The route goes from Furubira to Shakotan to Cape Kamui.
Time:Driving time about 90 minutes/driving distance about 70km
Stops:
Otaru City, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, Cape Ogon
Treasure:Otaru sushi


②Ishikari - Mashike

Course:Taking the Ororon line by the Sea of Japan.
Taking Soseigawa Dori in Sapporo heading north and joining the Ororon line from the Do-ou New Way.
Time:Driving time about 140 minutes/driving distance about 120km
Stops:
Salmon Factory, Sacred place for lovers (Atsuta Park Observatory), the Mashike sunset
Treasure:Salmon-related products


③Hills in Biei - Furano Ski Resort

Course:The way which advances from Biei of Furano National highway No. 237 to Furano.
The lavender in July is famous, but there is also beauty in going through the winter landscape.
Time:Driving time about 45 minutes/driving distance about 36km
Stops:
Hokusei no Oka Hill, Farm Tomita
※Just off-course you can enjoy the wonderful blue lake, the Rokugo Forest, and the Tokachidake hot springs.
Treasure:Furano Wagyu, Furano Wine


④Hidaka road

Course:The way which goes ahead through the Urakawa national highway to Cape Erimo.
Famous ranches continue along from the production center of the No.1 thoroughbred in Asia.
Time:Driving time about 80 minutes/driving distance about 66km
Stops:
Mombetsu Racecourse, Niikappu Record Museum, Urakawa Yushun Village AERU, Mitsuishi Konbu Onsen
Treasure:Hidaka kelp


⑤Obihiro - Otsu Coast (Toyokoro-cho)

Course:The way headed toward the Pacific coast along Tokachi River from Obihiro city.
Time:Driving time about 60 minutes/driving distance about 50km
Stops:
Jewelry Ice, the Ulmus Davidiana elm trees, Ikeda Wine Castle, Obihiro Banei Horse Racing
Treasure:Obihiro pork bowl, dairy products, sweets


⑥Lake Akan - Lake Mashu

Course:Going from Akanko Onsen along National highway No. 241 (Akan connecting road) from Akanko Onsen to Teshikaga, seeing Lake Kussharo, Kawayu Onsen, and Lake Mashu.
Time:Driving time about 90 minutes/driving distance about 85km
Stops:
Tancho no Sato, Lake Akan, Sokodai, Sogakudai, Lake Kussharo, Mt. Ioh, Kawayu Onsen, Lake Mashu
Treasure:Ainu wood carving products, marimo moss balls


⑦Hakodate - Minamikayabe

Course:Going to the east side of Oshima Peninsula east side by National highway No. 278 (Esan national highway) from in front of Hakodate JR Station.
Time:Driving time about 90 minutes/driving distance about 70km
Stops:
Hakodate City, Cape Hiura, Mizunashi Kaihin Onsen, Mt. Esan, Jomon Culture Center
Treasure:Squid, Gagome kelp, Chuku-dogu (National Treasure)
A view of the driving distances and times for each place from Sapporo. 【A view of the driving distances and times for each place from Sapporo.】

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