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In Taketomi we recommend the following car hire offers

from 50 £ per day
Basic package

Good offers for a small budget

Economy
e.g. Nissan Note E-Power
7 Days from 23.07 - 30.07.2024
Example vehicle
from 51 £ per day
Mini

Alone on the road or only with small baggage? Then this will be sufficient!

e.g. Nissan Dayz
7 Days from 23.07 - 30.07.2024
Example vehicle
from 55 £ per day
All-round carefree package

This way nothing can go wrong - carefree and all inclusive!

Mini
e.g. Nissan Dayz
7 Days from 23.07 - 30.07.2024
Example vehicle

While driving in Japan might initially seem daunting, especially on the left side of the road, just like in Great Britain, it's actually a breeze. The roads are well-maintained and the Japanese are known for their disciplined driving. Here's a quick overview of what you need to know:

  • Driving Licence: UK driving licences are not recognised in Japan. Make sure to apply for an International Driving Permit (IDP) before you travel. It is easily available at most Post Office branches in the UK for a small fee.
  • Car Rental and Types: Compact cars are the most recommended for Taketomi, given its narrow roads. Consider renting a hybrid or electric vehicle to reduce your carbon footprint.
  • Speed Limits: The speed limit varies between 40 km/h in urban areas to 80 km/h on expressways unless stated otherwise. Speeding laws are strictly enforced in Japan, as are drink-driving laws.
  • Navigation and Parking: While GPS is commonly used, English signage in Taketomi is limited. Make sure your car has an English-compatible GPS. Parking in Taketomi is convenient with several parking lots available near attractions.

Think Like a Local – Insider Tips

Taketomi is a preserved village with a rich history. Here are some insider tips to help you explore like a local:

  • Attractions: Don't miss the beautiful Kondoi Beach, the traditional Taketomi Village, the Star Sand Beach, and West Pier. These attractions are minutes away from each other by car.
  • Currency: While credit cards are accepted in larger establishments and car rental agencies, Japan is still largely a cash society. Make sure to keep enough yen on hand, especially when visiting smaller establishments.
  • Climate: If you love warm weather, visit Taketomi between July and September. If you prefer a cooler climate, consider visiting between November and February when temperatures typically range from 15°C to 20°C.
  • Seasonal Events: The Taketomi Island Festival in August offers a glimpse of the island’s vibrant culture and unique traditions. Ryukyuan dance, traditional music, and colourful parades are on the program.

Exploring Surrounding Cities in Okinawa Prefecture

Taketomi's ideal location makes it a perfect base to explore other cities in Okinawa Prefecture. Ishigaki, with its beautiful beaches and coral reefs, is just a short ferry ride away from Taketomi. You can easily take your rental car onto the ferry to explore Ishigaki at your leisure.

Arriving at Taketomi

If you’re travelling to Taketomi from the UK, you’ll likely fly into Naha Airport in Okinawa, then take a connecting flight to Ishigaki Airport, before finally catching a 15-minute ferry ride to Taketomi. Once in Taketomi, car rental services are readily available near the port.

Get ready to drive through the breathtaking beauty of Taketomi, immersed in its unique culture and stunning landscapes. A car will not only provide you flexibility and freedom, but also an enriching and unforgettable travel experience.

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