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Your car MUST be equipped with Winter Tires if you are driving to areas with icy or snowy roads.
Even when you pick up in non snow-fall areas, winter tires are required when you drive to a snowy area.
Please click here for more information for winter drive in Japan.
【Snow-fall areas where winter tires are equipped as a default in certain period】
Hokkaido, Aomori, Akita, Iwate, Yamagata, Miyagi, Fukushima, Nagano, Niigata, Yamanashi, Fukui, Toyama, Ishikawa, Shimane, Tottori
When you pick up from non snow-fall areas, winter tires are an optional item. It is necessary to be added when you make a car reservation or request to us in advance.
※Snow mark on the right of the car picture which appears when you make a reservation is just showing the possibility of winter tires option.
As long as you can not see "Winter Tires" in option items before/after the confirmation, winter tires are not included.
【Popular snowy areas】
Tohoku, Hokuriku, Zao, Yuzawa, Kinugawa, Nikko, Kusatsu, Karuizawa, Manza, Alpine Route, Shirakawago, Kawaguchiko, Hakuba, Shiga Kogen, Nozawa, Tottori, Aso, etc. For more details, please refer the link above.
For your safety, we will decline the car rental if you will drive to snowy areas without winter tires.