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Renting a Car in Hakuba

This   is   becoming   more   common   nowadays   in   Hakuba   and   is   a   real   option,   especially   if   you   have   booked accommodation   away   from   the   shuttle   bus   routes,   or   have   a   large   family   for   example   so   just   can’t   be   stuffed   with catching   buses.   Same   rules   apply   as   anywhere   else-check   over   the   car   properly   before   you   rent   and   make   sure you   have   a   copy   of   the   included   insurance.   Most   important   thing   is   to   drive   slowly-ice   is   not   the   easiest substance   to   stop   quickly   on   and   sometimes   it   can   be   difficult   to   see.   Remember   to   lift   up   your   wipers   when   you leave   your   car   to   prevent   them   sticking   to   the   windscreen   and   don’t   put   on   your   handbrake   as   it   can   freeze; instead make sure it is in gear and on a flat surface. You   will   need   your   international   drivers   license AND   your home   license.   Without   BOTH   of   those   you   are   driving illegally   and   insurance   won’t   cover   you.   The   standard insurance     policy     that     is     provided     by     the     rental companies    still    requires    you    to    fork    out    the    first  50,000   yen   in   case   of   an   accident   and   as   usual   they will take a hold against your credit card for that. There   are   2   companies   currently   renting   cars   in   Hakuba-they   both   pick   and   will   drop   off   for   free.   If   you   are looking   at   getting   first   lifts   then   you   will   need   to   rent   from   the   day   before   as   you   won’t   be   able   to   get   the   car before   09.00   am   or   so,   making   it   a   bit   of   an   expensive   exercise.   All   cars   come   are   4WD,   equipped   with   snow tyres,   GPS   and   ski   racks. The   2   companies   are:   Hakuba   Car   Rental ,   based   near   the   train   station   and   Windy   Car Rental   located near Happo. Price depends on the type of vehicle you want, and how long you want it for. Beware   of   “car   sharing”   situations. At   present   Uber   and   any   type   off   car   sharing   is   illegal   in   Hakuba. That   means that   if   you   are   paying   money   to   use   a   private   vehicle   that   isn’t   registered   as   a   rental   vehicle,   any   insurance   for that   car   will   be   be   null   &   void   and   will   not   cover   you   in   case   of   accident   irregardless   of   what   the   vehicle   owner tells   you. All   cars   that   are   propertly   resgistered   as   rental   vehicles   will   have   4   numbers   prefixed   by   either   れ   or   on the number plate.
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Specialists in Hakuba Ski Holidays

Renting a Car in Hakuba

This   is   becoming   more   common   nowadays in   Hakuba   and   is   a   real   option,   especially   if you   have   booked   accommodation   away   from the   shuttle   bus   routes,   or   have   a   large   family for    example    so    just    can’t    be    stuffed    with catching     buses.     Same     rules     apply     as anywhere   else-check   over   the   car   properly before   you   rent   and   make   sure   you   have   a copy     of     the     included     insurance.     Most important   thing   is   to   drive   slowly-ice   is   not the   easiest   substance   to   stop   quickly   on   and sometimes     it     can     be     difficult     to     see. Remember   to   lift   up   your   wipers   when   you leave   your   car   to   prevent   them   sticking   to   the windscreen   and   don’t   put   on   your   handbrake as   it   can   freeze;   instead   make   sure   it   is   in gear and on a flat surface. You     will     need     your     international     drivers license    AND    your    home    license.    Without BOTH   of   those   you   are   driving   illegally   and insurance    won’t    cover    you.    The    standard insurance    policy    that    is    provided    by    the rental   companies   still   requires   you   to   fork   out the   first    50,000   yen   in   case   of   an   accident and   as   usual   they   will   take   a   hold   against your credit card for that. There   are   2   companies   currently   renting   cars in   Hakuba-they   both   pick   and   will   drop   off   for free.   If   you   are   looking   at   getting   first   lifts then    you    will    need    to    rent    from    the    day before   as   you   won’t   be   able   to   get   the   car before   09.00   am   or   so,   making   it   a   bit   of   an expensive   exercise.   All   cars   come   are   4WD, equipped    with    snow    tyres,    GPS    and    ski racks.   The    2    companies    are:    Hakuba    Car Rental ,    based    near    the    train    station    and Windy   Car   Rental    located   near   Happo.   Price depends   on   the   type   of   vehicle   you   want, and how long you want it for. Beware   of   “car   sharing”   situations. At   present Uber   and   any   type   off   car   sharing   is   illegal   in Hakuba.   That   means   that   if   you   are   paying money   to   use   a   private   vehicle that   isn’t   registered   as   a   rental vehicle,   any   insurance   for   that car   will   be   be   null   &   void   and will   not   cover   you   in   case   of accident    irregardless    of    what the   vehicle   owner   tells   you.   All   cars   that   are propertly   resgistered   as   rental   vehicles   will have   4   numbers   prefixed   by   either   れ   or   わ   on the number plate.
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