Renting a car at Lake Toya
Renting a car at Lake Toya

Hi, do you know if there is any car rental in Lake Toya, near its JR station? Thank you.

By jeannie on May 16, 2015



  • jeannie says:

    Hi, do you know if there is any car rental in Lake Toya, near its JR station? Thank you.

  • Sharon says:

    Hi, I love reading ur blog! I must have referred to it at least 50 times since I’ve started researching for my trip in Dec!
    I’ve a couple of questions that I hope u can help me with.. I’m thinking of renting a car for a day to travel between Lake Toya and Noboribetsu, n to explore the sightseeing areas. I’m travelling with my mum, bro n 3 year old. There will be luggages n a pram thus I don’t really want to do a bus-train-bus route between the onsen towns. Would u know if there are any car rental companies in Toya Onsen area that I can rent a car from, n return it at Noboribetsu Onsen area? I’m booked for Hotel Grand Toya n Mahoroba Hotel. Thanks!

    • bumblebeemum says:

      Where will you be before and after Lake Toya / Noboribetsu? Usually I would recommend renting a car from Sapporo for a side-trip to this region.

      • Sharon says:

        Hi, I would be from Hakodate but I’m trying to minimize driving as we have no experience in driving in the snow. We will be taking the hotel shuttle to Sapporo after Noboribetsu.

        • bumblebeemum says:

          I am not sure about car rental offices are Noboribetsu onsen town itself. But if you would like to pick up at Toya station and return to Noboribetsu station, you can try JR Hokkaido Rent A Car:

          So what you can do is pick up from Toya, drive around Lake Toya to Noboribetsu and from Noboribetsu station, after returning the car, just cab to the onsen town.

        • bumblebeemum says:

          I just found this online for a car rental office at Noboribetsu onsen town:

          They say cars from other outlets cannot be returned to there. So I guess your best option would be to return the car to Noboribetsu station.

          • Sharon says:

            Thanks for your reply! I changed my itinerary abit and yes I’ll be renting a car from Toya station and returning it the next day at Noboribetsu station. Thanks for yr help!

            • Chloe Tay says:

              Hi Sharon, I’m planning car rental in Lake Toya and return in Noboribeysu. Will take Onsen shuttle bus back to Sapporo. Would appreciate it if you could share with me the car rental details. Thanks Chloe

  • Leu kong san says:

    Hi bumblebees,
    I am planning my trip to hokkaido on next month end sept. Time and ticket already been fixed. This is my first time there with my wife and quite worry about the car rental portion. Especially how to get/rent a car and the procedures quite confuse me. I plan to rent a car from lake toya station to otaru station which will returned it to the destination on the same day. Which website can able to book the car rental which is more convenient to me ? As we stay for two days in the hotel near lake toya, it is not many car rental company at this town area.

    • Queen Bee says:

      Car rental at Lake Toya is pretty scarce. You can try JR Rent-a-car at Toya station, but that’s not exactly at Lake Toya either. You still need to use a bus / cab to get from Lake Toya to Toya station. In general, it is always more advisable to rent cars from airports or major cities as you will have a wider range of car rental companies to choose from.

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