Hokkaido is a huge prefecture in Japan and there are many places around that do not have public transportation. Therefore, travelling around Hokkaido by public transport might prove to be slightly inconvenient and costly. Hence, it is usually recommended to rent a car for road trips around Hokkaido as it is more wallet friendly. In this blog post, we have compiled a list of rental car companies located near Sapporo station for you to locate easily.
1. Nippon Rent A Car (Sapporo North Exit)
Nippon Rent A Car is a car rental company with affordable prices and convenient locations. This time, we scouted out 2 branches near Sapporo station. The first is near the north exit of Sapporo station and it makes it so much easier to access!
Address: 4 Chome-2-13 Kita 6 Jonishi, Kita Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0806
Opening Hours: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
For more info and other branches: https://www.nipponrentacar.co.jp
2. Nippon Rent A Car (Sapporo Station Chuo)
Another branch of the Nippon Rent A Car is located directly opposite the Tokyu department store and is easily accessible by both Nanboku line and Toho line. Since there are so many branches around the area, you can take your pick! These are just 2 of the many.
Address: 2-chōme-1-13 Kita 3 Jōnishi, Chūō-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0003
Opening Hours: 08:00～20:00
3. TOYOTA Rent a Car (Sapporo Station Office)
A rather big car rental office, it can be spotted easily from far and is located opposite a MOS Burger. One thing to note is that there might be a surcharge during peak periods. Hence, if you are looking to travel during the Golden Week or any public holiday, do compare the prices with other companies too.
Address: 〒060-0806 Kita6-Nishi1, Kita-ku, Sapporo
Access: (1) Go out from JR Sapporo Station North Exit, and turn right, and go straight.(Approx. 250m)
(2) Turn right at the second intersection. (Approx. 50m)
(3) Then, you can see Sapporo Station office of TOYOTA Rent a Car.
Hours: 8am – 8pm
For more info and other branches: https://rent.toyota.co.jp/eng/
4. Times Car Rental Sapporo Station North Exit
Located opposite the TOYOTA Rent a Car (Sapporo Station Office), this is a rather small branch of Times Car Rental. About 5 minutes from this branch, there is another Times Car Rental branch. Therefore, if you have booked a car at Times, do check and make sure you go to the right branch of Times Car Rental.
Address: 4 Chome-1 Kita 9 Jonishi, Kita Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0809
Access: About a 4-minute walk from JR Sapporo Station (South Exit)
About a 4-minute walk from Sapporo Station on the subway line (Exit No. 1)
Opening Hours: 8:00-20:00, 7:00-20:00 (7/1-9/30), 8:00-19:00 (12/31-1/3)
5. NISSAN Rent a Car Sapporo Station North Exit
（Picture originated from: Google Map）
Address: 1F MC Building, 1-10 Nishi, Kita 10-jo, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 001-0010 Japan
Access: 7 min on foot heading north from North Exit of JR Sapporo Station
For more info and other branches: https://nissan-rentacar.com/english/shop/prefecture.html?pref_cd=1
So, those are just 4 of the many car rental companies located around Sapporo station. The bigger car rental companies are Nippon, Nissan, Times, Toyota and Budget Rent a Car. Of course, there are many other companies so if you are looking to rent a car for a road trip, it is recommended to compare the prices of each companies during the period. Lastly, one very important thing to remember when booking for a rental car is the insurance. If possible, you should get the full coverage in case of any incidents. Otherwise, renting a car is a convenient and affordable way of getting around Hokkaido.
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