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Vehicle Rental with Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor Recreation offers a wide variety of rental vehicles to cover all of your automobile related needs. Most of our vehicles include toll tickets for a $5 toll ticket processing fee. Explore Japan in safety and in style—the best price in the Kanto Region! As part of our initiative to go green, we also have a number of hybrid sedans and 6 passenger vans to help get you to where you’re going.

Our Fleet includes:

Vehicle Type Daily Cost
Hourly Cost
(up to 3 hours)
Weekly Cost

Toyota Prius Sedan Hybrid

(4 passenger)

$70 N/A $420

Toyota Estima Van Hybrid

(6 passenger)

$85 N/A $510

Toyota Hiace Cargo Van

(5 passenger)

$85 $15 $510
Toyota Dyna Box Truck (With Lift) $85 $15 $510


The Outdoor Recreation Office is always fully stocked with maps and knowledgeable staff can provide you directions to wherever your destination may be.

  • Reservations for active duty at Zama/SHA/Sagami Depot - Up to 45 days prior to the pick up date.
  • Reservations for civilian at Zama/SHA/Sagami Depot reservations - 40 days.
  • All others reservations - 30 days.
  • *The Full deposit must be paid when making reservations, call 263-4671 for more information.
Policies, Payments, and Cancellations

Active duty, DOD civilians and their family members at least 20 years of age with SOFA status are authorised to rent our vehicles. Individuals renting vehicles must possess a valid U.S. Forces, Japan Operator’s Permit for Civilian Vehicles (USFJ Form 4EJ).


We accept cash, yen, checks & credit cards (Visa and Mastercard). Full rental fee is required upon reservation.


To receive a refund, cancellations must be made 72 hours prior to the start of the contract.

Time Frame

Weekday pick-up times: 1000 - 1630
Weekend pick-up times: 0900 - 1500

Vehicles are rented on a 24 hour = 1 day period. *Late drop off is available for those who are picking up the vehicle at the latest possible time on the day of pick up and dropping it off by 0600 after the 24 hour period. The late drop off fee is an additional $20.

Late Fee

For HOURLY rentals there is a 15-minute grace period. The late fee (per hour, up to 3 hours) is equal to 2 times the hourly rate. If an hourly rental lasts for more than 3 hours, the fee is as follows: (daily rate – original amount paid) + $20 late fee + refueling fee.  If ODR misses a reservation due to customer tardiness, a 1-day charge + $20 late fee + refueling fee will be assessed.

For DAILY rentals there is a 29-minute grace period. Vehicles returned between 30 minutes and 119 minutes after the specified return time will result in a $20 late fee. Vehicles returned between 2 hours and 24 hours after the specified return time will result in a 1-day charge + $20 late fee.  If ODR misses a reservation due to customer tardiness a 2-day charge will be assessed.

NOTE: If late vehicles are returned outside of operating hours, daily late fees will be assessed without regard for grace periods.

Insurance Coverage

Our vehicles come with automotive insurance included in the rental price. However, the renter is responsible for paying the insurance deductible amount contained in the policy (currently ¥100,000 maximum).

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