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Driving from Hiroshima to Osaka
Driving from Hiroshima to Osaka

Hi,

I wanna ask you a few things if you dont mind helping me out. Last time for my trip in hokkaido u suggested me to rent via tocoo. This time round i would like to drive from hiroshima to osaka. Which rental company or website would you suggest that might have the cheapest offer? And also, is japanese police officers strict on the child/baby must be on a car seat rulings? Thanks!

By Edenz on October 11, 2016


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  • edenz says:

    Hi,

    I wanna ask you a few things if you dont mind helping me out. Last time for my trip in hokkaido u suggested me to rent via tocoo. This time round i would like to drive from hiroshima to osaka. Which rental company or website would you suggest that might have the cheapest offer? And also, is japanese police officers strict on the child/baby must be on a car seat rulings? Thanks!

    • bumblebeemum says:

      I’m not sure if the police officers are strict about car seat rulings, but it is a law and laws are in place for good reasons. I wouldn’t try to flout the law.

      You can try searching for car rentals from Tabirai:
      en.tabirai.net/car/index.aspx

      • edenz says:

        Thank you for your suggestion, unfortunately tabirai doesnt have any vehicles available to pick up from hiroshima and return at kansai airport =( Anyway, what would the places you would suggest for me to visit at Obihiro if i were to go late march? And regarding your post about how to save money by self driving rented car, u mentioned to opt out of the CDW and NOC offered by the car rental company, instead you suggest to get a travel insurance which basically has the CDW in the coverage right? Does it means when i were to rent any car, i dont have to opt for any insurance at all? And if you dont mind, can you explain a little bit about CDW and what happened if i don’t take it. I have read up the car rental company explanation about it but still abit blurry for me haha! Thanks in advance!

        • bumblebeemum says:

          Let’s say you don’t take up the insurance from the car rental company. In the event of accident, there is a cost you need to bear (called the CDW). So you would need to pay that amount to the car rental company first. Then if your travel insurance covers the CDW, you need to get the receipt and documentation (check with the insurance company what they need), then claim the money from your insurance company when you come back.

          NOC is non-operation charge. This is the fee you need to pay ON TOP of CDW in the event the car cannot move after an accident. If let’s say you get into a minor accident and can still drive the car back to the rental office, then you only need to pay CDW. If the accident results in your car being unable to move from the accident scene (i.e. tow truck required), then you also need to pay NOC on top of CDW. Most travel insurances DO NOT cover NOC. So it’s a risk you need to bear if you do not take up the car rental company’s additional insurance coverage.

          If you do not want to have to deal with having to pay for anything in the event of an accident, then you should take the car rental company’s comprehensive insurance which usually covers BOTH CDW and NOC.

          As for Obihiro in late March… Hmmm… I can only think of food. Buta don, Rokkatei main store, Ryugetsu Sweetpia Garden and Mugioto.

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