Let’s go for a drive!
There are about 20 rental car shops in Yakushima. Most of the shops have pick-up service at arrival if you have a reservation. Average small car rental fees are around 5,000 yen per day plus gasoline. Gasoline tanks are full and must be full when returned.
Driving around Yakushima is a popular activity and takes over 2 and a half hours. If you are interested in seeing the sites, you will need a whole day. While driving around Yakushima you may see Yaku-monkeys and Yaku-deers (especially in Seibu-rindo Forest Path).
Motorbikes, scooters and bicycles are also available for rental.
* Please be aware that drunk driving is a major offence in Japan. Also fellow passenger is punished.
– To drive in Japan –
You must have with you the proper documents.
* Japan only recognizes the International Driving Permit based on the Geneva Convention 1949 and issued by a ratifying country of the convention. The permit must have the text “Convention on Road Traffic of 19 September 1949” on it.
Eight countries are exempted from this. Please look at the information below.