Translated by Takuya Erik Watanabe
A Guide To Comparing Major Rental Cars With Tabirai Car Rental!
Tabirai Car Rental is an online service that lets users compare the prices of cars from major rental companies. In this article, we show you how you can make use of this service yourself!
Written by Shinnosuke Saito
Travel Freely With a Car!
Sometimes, you may have the urge to travel the road less traveled. To step away from the usual tourist attractions that you've seen so many times on your Instagram feed. To venture out from the city to enjoy all the beauty that nature has to offer.
In Japan, there are many amazing spots that can't be accessed by public transportation. In order to fully enjoy these areas, the most convenient choice is to rent a car. If you're traveling in a group, renting a car is easy on the wallet, plus you'll have the freedom of changing your itinerary as much as you want while traveling.
Today, we'll be showing you how to use Tabirai Car Rental (Tabirai Rent-a-Car), an internet service that compares prices of major rent-a-car companies, letting users book their car at the lowest price available!
Tabirai Car Rental
Tabirai Car Rental is a service provided by Pam Inc., based in Okinawa prefecture. Their service has been available in Japan for about 10 years, and with hopes of making renting a car easy for visitors from Taiwan and Hong Kong, their service also became available in traditional Chinese in May 2015.
How to Use Tabirai Car Rental
1. Select Your Pick-Up/Drop-Off Dates, Pick-Up/Drop-Off Locations, Vehicle Type, and Search
First, go to the page for your destination prefecture, where you will enter your preferred pick-up and drop-off dates, your pick-up and drop-off locations, and the vehicle type. You can also search from a map or by airport.
2. Compare Prices
When you search, a list of rental cars will come up and you can compare the prices offered by the different companies. If you can't find a car to your liking, you can change your preferences a little and search again.
3. Check the Car Details
Once you've found a nice car, you can continue to a more detailed page. Here you can select options like ETC and child safety seats. You can also note the address of your pick-up location. If you're ok with the details of the vehicle, continue on to book the car.
4. Enter Your Information and Book!
Enter your name, email address, number of passengers etc. and click "Proceed to the confirmation." Check that there are no mistakes in the information you just entered and confirm your booking!
5. Go To The Designated Pick-Up Office
An email confirming your booking should be sent to your registered email (you can use the car even if the email doesn't arrive for some reason). All you have to do now is stop by the pick-up location that you chose and you're off! Easy!
If you click the "Reservation Information Box" at the top of the page, you can check your bookings, cancel them, or send a message to the car rental company (available in English and Japanese). Your login ID and password should be found on the reservation completion page and also the confirmation email.
Make sure you pay attention to the explanations given at the rental office.
Make Your Trip One-Of-A-Kind With Tabirai Car Rental
That's all you need to know about booking your car. No membership or credit card registration, and no worries! You're ready to rent your car!
Japan is known internationally for its high driving moral standards, and you'll find that most drivers are respectful of others. Even if you don't have any experience driving in this country, as long as you do some research about the traffic signs and directions to your destination, you should have no problems and be able to drive safely.
So go book a car at Tabirai Car Rental and enjoy an amazing trip in Japan!