Expat Car Leasing and Rental in Japan

Get the car you need for your everyday life or next adventure!

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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...

"Everything worked out better than expected. Thanks!"

– Michael from Canada, Toyota C-HR

"I highly recommend ExpatRide for anybody looking for a car after making the big move!"

– Andreas from Denmark, Audi A4

Tailored to fit your needs

    • Start process before or after arrival to Japan
    • Nationwide expat program
    • 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...