I used a short-term car rental (Car2Go) on my last trip, it's very convenient for short drives or in areas with sparse public transportation. I'm wondering if there's a similar service in Japan that's available to foreigners (assuming I have an IdP, which is required there).
To make this question more specific, I'm looking for service in semi-urban to rural areas, like a suburb or a medium-sized town, particularly the north of Honshu.
If you're unfamiliar with Car2Go, it's a fleet of small cars parked across a service area and you can rent one from a few minutes to a day. You pick it up from anywhere and drop it off anywhere in the zone, and the car unlocks with a phone app.