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The eastern Hokkaido city of Abashiri is served by the Memanbetsu Airport, which is only about 16kms from the heart of town. It was opened in 1985 and currently welcomes more than one million people per year. Car hire in Memanbetsu Airport makes it easy to travel from the facility to downtown Abashiri.
Memanbetsu Airport facilities
The runway here was extended about a decade ago to cope with the ever-increasing amount of traffic; it now stands at over 2,500 metres long. Facilities in the terminal are varied and include several gift shops and retail stores, some nice restaurants, information booths and car rental in Memanbetsu Airport.
Memanbetsu Airport excursions
Even though the airport is some 16kms from Abashiri, car rental should be used for more than just travel to the city. The Shiretoko National Park, one of Hokkaido's best nature spots, is found to the east of town. The Akan National Park is also worth visiting, while Utoro's onsen (hot springs) are to die for.
Best time to visit
Unless visitors enjoy the freezing cold temperatures that northern winters generally bring, it is best to avoid holidaying in Abashiri and the surrounding area during the months of December, January and February when temperatures regularly average below 0°C. The summer months between May and September are more pleasant time to visit.
Car rental in Memanbetsu Airport
Tourists without much experience in winter driving should be extra careful when getting behind the wheel here. Caution is strongly recommended if driving in winter, but summer driving around the Eastern Circuit of Hokkaido is great fun and pretty safe. Compare car hire availability over the internet well before reaching the airport to snag the best deals.
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Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.
To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.
In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.
You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).
Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).