NOW AVAILABLE! ToCoo! Snow Tire Plan

ToCoo! Snow Tire Plan now available! Reservations are available from the URL below.
Snow Tire Plan 2019

※Snow tires cannot be added as an option, and cannot be added to a reservation. Please make a reservation from the Snow Tire Plan. From November to April in Hokkaido and December to March in the Tohoku area, all cars reserved in heavy snow zones will have snow tires as standard equipment, so all available plans already have snow tires.

Winter Driving in Japan
1. Snowy areas and seasons
2. What are snow tires?
3. Driving on snowy roads
4. ToCoo! Snow Tire Plan

1. Snowy areas and seasons

Japan is long in the north and south, so depending on the region, the climate can be very different.
When you rent a car, you need to pay attention to the places and times you want to visit and reserve snow tires as necessary.

※All rental cars in areas with heavy snow consistently every year have snow tires equipped as standard, even without the snow tire plan.

■ Heavy snow zone (area where snow is heavy during the winter, snow tires are standard equipment)
Snowfall estimate: November – April (Hokkaido), December – March (other than Hokkaido)
■ Moderate snow zone (snow falls several times during winter; snow tires may be necessary)
Snowfall estimate: December – March
■ Snow zone (possibility of snowfall once or twice a year; snow tires may be necessary)
Snowfall estimate: December – March
■ No-snow zone (area where snow does not fall)
※Even in areas where it does snow much, there is a high possibility of snowfall in mountain areas where the altitude is high.

2. What are snow tires?

A snow tire is a type of tire that can drive without slipping on snowy roads. Since the groove of the tire is deep and the rubber is soft, it is possible to drive even on a frozen road. But don’t let your guard down! It’s like driving on ice, so you need to always be cautious of sliding.

3. Driving on snowy roads

Warning ① Don’t speed
Warning ② Accelerate slowly and calmy
Warning ③ Be careful of sliding on curves
Warning ④ Put more distance than usual between you and other cars
Warning ⑤ Only change lanes if you need to
Warning ⑥ Even if you don’t see snow, be cautious of frozen roads (black ice)

Even if snow is not piled up on the road, it reflects light.
It seems like there is no snow at first glance and it seems to be dry, but this is because the road is frozen.
Be careful because you may slide more than on snow. Slow down for curves.
To stop, you need to use the brakes considerably earlier than usual.

4. ToCoo! Snow Tire Plan 2019

Now available! Please check the link below for details and to make your reservation.

Snow Tire Plan 2019

8 thoughts on “NOW AVAILABLE! ToCoo! Snow Tire Plan

  1. Tanakit Sriprugsamatz say:

    If i want to change tire to snow tire , how i can

    • smith say:

      Hello Mr./Ms. Tanakit Sriprugsamatz. Unfortunately, we can’t confirm reservation details here, so please contact with your reservation details to our customer support email and we’ll see what we can do for you.
      ToCoo customer support:

  2. larvin say:

    HI, i wish like to rent a car on 08th Feb to 10th Feb , the location will be pick up the car from Hanada Airport to Fujiyama , Hakone and back to Tokyo City, will we have to rent a snow tyre or normal tyre. Pls let us know. Thanks

    • smith say:

      Dear Mr./Ms. Larvin,
      I am sorry, I am not sure if snow tires are a necessity for your driving since the weather is unpredictable. In general, if you are concerned about snow, it is recommended that you rent snow tires in order to be prepared. If you have further questions, please contact us with your reservation details at our customer support email.
      ToCoo customer support:

  3. Mike Norton say:

    Hi there. We are planning to rent a car from March 21st 2019 from Narita and drive to Nikko and then via the expressway to nagano. Will we need snow tyres?
    Thanks and regards. Mike Norton.

    • smith say:

      Hi Mike. I’m sorry but I’m not sure if snow tires are a necessity for your driving since the weather is unpredictable. We usually recommend that you reserve the Snow Tire plan if you are concerned about snow. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us at our customer support email address:

  4. Bryan Tan say:

    Ive made a booking through TOcoo but cant book snow tyre plan from the website. HOw and who can I check with whether is my reservation comes with winter tyre and etc card for toll charges

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