You might have seen a rental car or SUV parked in the driveway of a house or apartment in Japan.
But a new breed of car rental company is hoping you’ll buy it from the moment you arrive.
The rental company that launched Monday has a “fleet” that can bring cars from anywhere in Japan and even anywhere in the world.
Its called Nippon Car Rentals and it’s not for the faint of heart.
Its a business model that’s based on your ability to pay upfront and to make your stay a memorable one.
“We’re looking to bring people from around the world to enjoy Japanese culture,” said Nippont Car Renters CEO and co-founder Yoshihiro Naito.
“It’s a really unique concept.”
Nippons car rental service will start by letting you drive around Japan for a while, and then you can pick up your rental vehicle at your home.
You can pay upfront or for a monthly rental fee, and the company has an option to add on additional cars and motorcycles.
For more on how Nippotrans cars work, check out our video: The company, which has been operating in Japan since 2016, offers car rentals in cities including Kobe, Nagoya, Fukuoka and Shizuoka, as well as in smaller towns.
The company is currently offering vehicles to about 5,000 people.
“I like to think of it as a car-rental service that people can choose to rent from anywhere,” Nipponing said.
“If you don’t like the car, you can cancel your reservation.
And if you do like the vehicle, you’re not stuck with it.”
The company has also added an option for customers to buy a car for a fixed price, which is typically between $20 and $100 a day.
The cars available for purchase are small and compact vehicles, which Nipponal says are more appropriate for everyday life in Japan than big SUVs or supercars.
They are equipped with Bluetooth hands-free communication, so the company can keep track of the vehicle and its owners, and a touchscreen to make payments.
“When we start, we’re going to have to take a look at the drivers’ experience,” Naito said.
The average rental fee is around $70, which will vary depending on the rental vehicle and how many cars you want.
But the company will only charge $30 to $50 a day for car rentals and $70 for a daily rental.
Nipponed says it will charge a fee to get a rental, which can be paid by credit card.
“The payment option is not that complicated,” Nito said.
Naimoto, a car rental website, is similar to Nippones car rental site, but it also has a car booking system.
The Naimotos site is also based in the United States.
A car rental agency in Japan, but in Japan It’s a very different experience to renting a car in Japan compared to in other countries.
For starters, rental cars are only available on weekends, which makes it difficult to get in and out of your destination in a timely fashion.
Nitto said that car rental agencies have been trying to expand their service to include more popular holiday destinations such as Osaka, Tokyo and Yokohama.
That includes adding more popular destinations to the list, such as Sapporo, Nagasaki and Sapporo International Airport.
It’s unclear how many rental cars Nippono will be adding to the Naimotrans fleet.
“But there will definitely be more vehicles,” Nitto added.
“There will be a few more cars coming, but the number of cars will definitely not be that high.”
But Nipponto hopes to expand beyond Japan in the future.
The startup is looking to open an office in the U.S. and the Japanese capital Tokyo in the coming months.
Nato said that the company is working on getting a U.K. office up and running.
Napanotrans is also hoping to attract foreign investors.
The car rental industry in Japan has seen a decline in recent years.
In 2015, the number was around 6 million, but that number has declined to around 2 million since then, according to the Japan Association of Motor Vehicle Rental Companies.