Okinawa’s luxurious rental cars that further stimulates the resorty mood
Okinawa is regarded as one of the prominent tourist cities not only in Japan but in Asia with its mild climate throughout the year and one of the bluest ocean in the world. Tourists from abroad have increased dramatically while nonstop flights provided by LCC (low cost airlines) from main cities in Asia have multiplied. Okinawa is rapidly developing as a city with multinational atmosphere more than ever. As for public transportation to move around Okinawa, as many of you are aware, there is only one train company offering service, that is, “Yui Rail” of Okinawa Urban Monorail (covering between Naha Airport and Shuri within Naha). There are fixed-route buses, but considering the operational hour, services, time lag generated by congestion, they are not suitable for tourists. That’s why the majority of travelers use rental cars. Car-rental agents are concentrated around Naha Airport; their service is diverse, such as pickup to and from airport, drop-off, reasonable fee depending on vehicle model, and etc.
This is a proposal by our TABIDO staffs. How about using rental cars as a bit luxurious “activity,” instead of a mere means of transportation? Actually, in Okinawa, there are a lot of agents specializing in rental cars where you can enjoy epicurean mood such as high-end imported cars and convertibles. It’s wise to get to your destination with a familiar car, but don’t forget the purpose of Okinawa’s trip is to have fun. You’ve come all this way, so how about spending extra money to enjoy a luxurious traveling time? Here, we introduce carefully selected rental car agents specializing in imported cars. All stores accept international licenses, so people from abroad may use the service safely.
[Excel Rent A Car Okinawa]
Since they offer new cars of existing models, you can enjoy driving in a more luxurious mood. You can choose from three plans in line with model and budget; there are “Premium,” “Freedom Compact Car Plan,” and “Freedom Medium Car Plan.”
[Recommended car①]Ferrari California T
A model for four, with retractable hardtop that can be opened and closed in a short time. This model adopts FR layout, which is rare among successive Ferraris; V-8 cylinder 3855cc turbo engine generates 560 horsepower at the highest. Its interior based on red emphasizes Ferrari’s identity. Fee: 89,280 yen~
[Recommended car②]Jaguar F-type
A pure sports convertible with V-6 cylinder 3000cc engine and lightweight yet robust aluminum body. Double wish bone forged aluminum suspension is adopted, and you can enjoy light handling and sports-like run. Fee: 39,400 yen~
[Recommended car③]Peugeot 5008
A minivan-like, full-size SUV. Since it can carry maximum of seven passengers, you can enjoy three generation drive including dad, mom, three kids with grandparents. Depending on seating arrangement, you may carry long items such as surfboards. Fee: 23,800 yen~
[Recommended car④]BMW Mini convertible
Its electric soft top can be opened and closed in just less than 20 seconds; the top can be modified in three steps of up-mode, down-mode, and sunroof mode. You may arrange the top under Okinawa’s intense sunshine in line with your preference. Its luggage space is 215 liters at most; even when the roof is open, it can carry a large capacity up to 160 liters. Fee: 19,800 yen~
While the store is equipped with sporty American cars and European cars as well as full size powerful SUVs, it is also customer-friendly, offering them in moderate prices. In addition, if you make reservation over 30 days ahead, there are benefit such as 5% discount on your credit payment or double mileage on payment with JAL card.
[Recommended car①]Chevrolet Camaro LT-RS
The horsepower generated from V-6 cylinder 3600cc DOHC engine is over 300! With large 20 inch hubcaps equipped with wide tires, it provides powerful yet stable run. Its bright red Herculean body will surely catch everyone’s eyes!! Fee: 10,000 yen~
[Recommended car②]Mercedes Benz SLK
Just by hitting the button, it changes from coupe to convertible. With inline-four cylinder 2000cc turbo engine and seven-speed automatic mode, and with compact body which female drivers can handle easily, you can enjoy a brisk and sports-like run. Its elegant snow-white body matches any landscape. Fee: 10,000 yen~
[Recommended car③]Hummer H2
While H2 gives off a boorish air like a tank and has a super wide body, it is surprisingly easy to handle because of its square form providing good vision. With big exhaust pipes of 6000cc, it promises to deliver a smooth run even with maximum of five passengers full of luggage. The interior is made from Alcantara suede, presenting a extravagant mood. Fee: 13,000 yen~
[Recommended car④]Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet
Regardless of gender and generation, Beetle is popular for its lovely style. This model can be switched to convertible with just one button. You can close the roof in about 10 seconds while on the run under 50 km/h to avoid sudden rain which is quite common in Okinawa. Fee: 7,000 yen~
With a concept centering on vintage Mustang (model ‘66), this store will transform your drive in Okinawa into a more luxurious activity. The pillar of lineup are high-end imported cars and convertibles, but they also offer a variety Japanese full size minivans, SUVs, and compact cars.
[Recommended car①]Porsche Boxter S
A convertible with horizontally opposed engine, a traditional Porsche-style, loaded in the middle of the body. It is a sports car type for two, but there are two storage spaces in front and back. Suitcases that are not more than the size of carry-on luggage may be stored easily in each space. Fee: ~34,000 yen
[Recommended car②]BMW Z4
An FR layout convertible with compact body loaded with straight-six 2200cc engine, you can enjoy a sports-like run. It is an automatic transmission car with a right-hand drive, so drivers experiencing Okinawa’s road for the first time can also drive safely. Fee: ~19,000 yen
[Recommended car③]Ford Mustang
This is a powerful convertible for four, generating over 300 horsepower from state-of-the-art 2250cc EcoBoost straight-four turbo engine. Its interior based on black color is full of luxury, presenting a mature atmosphere and spaciousness. Fee: ~37,000 yen