5 Best RV Rentals in Tokyo

What are the best Services for renting Camper Vans in Tokyo?

5 Best RV Rentals in Tokyo

Getting in touch with nature is something we all crave from time to time. This is especially true when you spend too much time in the busy city life. Because of this, going camping is something that is increasing in popularity in Japan. You will see many places in Japan where you can go with your camping set to spend some quality time with your loved ones (or by yourself) while getting in touch with nature.

A fun way to spend some days camping with friends or family members is to rent an RV (a.k.a. motorhome, camper van, camping car, etc.). You might first think this is something unusual in Japan, but you will be surprised at how many services are actually out there.

In this article, I will share with you 5 of the best RV Rental services in Tokyo. I hope this article may spark your interest to explore the peaceful nature around the Tokyo area.

*NOTE: There are two things you need to be careful of before renting an RV. First, you need to be over 18 years of age to be able to drive in Japan. Second, you need to have either a Japanese driver’s license or an International Driving Permit (IDP).

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Comparing the Services

The following chart shows four of the most important qualities that people usually look for when deciding. Hopefully, this chart will make things easier for you when deciding on which service you would like to contact.

The four qualities are the following.

  • Price (per day): This is the lowest cost possible for this service when lending a standard-size RV. Prices can vary depending on the vehicle type or whether it is high season or low season.
  • Passenger / Sleeping capacity: This shows the capacity of passengers as well as the capacity for people who can sleep in the RV. This number can vary depending on the vehicle type.
  • Lending/Returning places: This shows the number of locations you can go to pick up the RV in and nearby Tokyo.
  • Language: This shows what languages are compatible with the service.
1. El Monte RV 2. Japan Road Trip 3. Japan C.R.C. 4. Campingcar Gate 5. RMS Camper Rental
Price (per day) from 22,000 yen from 22,000 yen from 19,800 yen from 22,000 yen from 49,500 yen
Passenger / Sleeping capacity 7 Passengers / 6 Sleeping 7 Passengers / 6 Sleeping 7 Passengers / 7 Sleeping 8 Passengers / 6 Sleeping 7 Passengers / 4 Sleeping
Lending/Returning places 4 places 10 places 4 places 2 places 2 places
Language English, Korean, Chinese, available English available English, Chinese, available English available Japanese only
Website https://elmonterv-japan.com/jprental/en https://www.japanroadtrip.com/en/ https://japan-crc.com/en/ https://campingcargate.com/en/index https://roomingsystems.com/

1. El Monte RV

El Monte RV
El Monte RV Website
1. El Monte RV
Price (per day) ★★☆ from 22,000 yen
Passenger / Sleeping capacity ★★★ 7 Passengers / 6 Sleeping
Lending/Returning places  ★★☆ 4 Places
Language ★★★ English, Korean, and Chinese

The first RV rental service on this list is El Monte RV. This service specializes in lending motorhomes to people in the Tokyo and Chiba region. They are based in Funabashi city, Chiba prefecture, but they also have 3 other locations where you can pick up your vehicle. One of those places is located in Narita airport, so for those who are interested in spending your whole Japan trip in an RV, this may be the perfect service for you.

Another attractive point about El Monte RV is that along with the rental of the vehicle, you can also rent a premium pocket wifi with unlimited data, which is one of the most convenient things you need during your trip around Japan.

▶︎Click here for more details about El Monte RV!

Also, check out the following article to see our experience traveling with El Monte RV.

2. Japan Road Trip

Japan Road Trip
Japan Road Trip Website
2. Japan Road Trip
Price (per day) ★★☆ from 22,000 yen
Passenger / Sleeping capacity ★★★ 7 Passengers / 6 Sleeping
Lending/Returning places  ★★★ 10 Places
Language ★★☆ English

Next on our list is Japan Road Trip. This company not only rents RVs in the Tokyo area but also across Japan. The most attractive thing about this service is that they have 10 branches within Tokyo, so there is a good chance you will have one close to where you are staying.

They have three different vehicle classifications which are the “standard-class”, “high-class”, and “premium-class”, so you can choose the perfect type that suits your needs. Also, another cool thing is that many of their vehicles are uniquely decorated, making the rental experience more exciting.

▶︎Click here for more details about Japan Road Trip!

3. Japan Campingcar Rental Center

Japan CRC
Japan Campingcar Rental Center Website
3. Japan Campingcar Rental Center
Price (per day) ★★★ from 19,800 yen
Passenger / Sleeping capacity ★★★ 7 Passengers / 7 Sleeping
Lending/Returning places  ★★☆ 4 Places
Language ★★☆ English, Chinese

Japan Campingcar Rental Center (Japan C.R.C.) is another service that rents RVs all across the country. And when it comes to Tokyo, they have 4 branches from where you can choose to pick up your vehicle.

They offer three different sizes of RVs, from smaller camping vans to larger motorhome-style vehicles, so you can choose the type that suits your needs.

Their website can be seen in Japanese, English, and Chinese. So if you want to check more details about this service, check out the following link. They also provide many videos you can watch to know more about this experience.

▶︎Click here for more details about Japan C.R.C.!

4. Campingcar Gate

Campingcar Gate
Campingcar Gate Website
4. Campingcar Gate
Price (per day) ★★☆ from 22,000 yen
Passenger / Sleeping capacity ★★★ 8 Passengers / 6 Sleeping
Lending/Returning places  ★☆☆ 2 Places
Language ★★☆ English

Campingcar Gate is a company that specializes in its services to the Tokyo area, having two pickup locations: one in Sumida city and the other one in Nerima city.

The most attractive point about this service is without a doubt the wide variety of vehicles from which you can choose to rent. Of course, all vehicles are campers, but you will find from small, 4-passenger campers to large, 8-passenger campers.

Their website is easy to navigate, so you can check out more details from the following link.

▶︎Click here for more details about Campingcar Gate!

5. RMS Camper Rental

RMS Camper Rental
RMS Camper Rental Website
5. RMS Camper Rental
Price (per day) ★☆☆ from 49,500 yen
Passenger / Sleeping capacity ★★★ 7 Passengers / 4 Sleeping
Lending/Returning places  ★☆☆ 2 Places
Language ★☆☆ Japanese

And lastly, on our list, we have RMS Camper Rental. This service provides a luxurious experience, hence the higher price compared to the rest of the services on this list. They do give discounts after the second time you rent a motorhome from them, so that is an attractive point if you try it once and like it.

They also have an extensive variety of vehicles: from relatively smaller-sized camper vans to larger motorhomes. All of the vehicles you can rent from here are luxury-class vehicles, so if that is something that appeals to you, you should check them out.

*Note: One thing you need to be careful of is that there’s an age restriction on these vehicles.

▶︎Click here for more details about RMS Camper Rental!

Conclusion

In conclusion, we can see that each company has its strengths that cater to different needs.

If you are looking to get your RV right after you arrive in Japan, El Monte RV would be perfect since you can get premium wifi as well. If you would like to choose from a large variety of vehicle options, then Campingcar Gate is an attractive option for you. And if you would like to experience a more luxurious camping experience, then RMS Camper Rental is the service you should first check out.

In the end, I think it’s important that you know about these companies so you know what are some of the options out there. Of course, there are many more companies that provide these kinds of services, but at least now you know these five options in case you suddenly feel like adding an RV adventure during your trip to Japan.

How to look for RV rentals online in Japan

RV Japan
RV Japan Website

As I just mentioned, other than the five services we introduced in this article, there are many more companies that provide RV rental services in Tokyo and all around Japan.

RV Japan is a website where you can search for specifically RVs (motorhomes, camper vans, etc.) for rent. It is easy to use; just choose a location and the date you wish to rent and return to get instant search results to all the options from which you can choose (including the services I introduced in this article).

The website comes in Japanese, English, Korean, and Chinese.

▶︎Click here to learn more about RV Japani!


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