classic rides

camper trips combining famous Japanese highlights with hidden secrets, waiting for you to discover!

Ryujin hot spring

Famous Ryujin: the beautifying hot spring   Named as 1 of 3 hot springs with the most beautifying water in Japan Who doesn’t want to look young forever? Let’s go!   In this article: learn about one of Japan’s top-beautifying onsen:…
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whales and dolphins in Wakayama

Whales and dolphins in Wakayama   travelling with children is not difficult just make sure you cater to their interests too   In this article: go watch and learn about whale and dolphins in a semi-natural setting discover a coastline filled with cliffs,…
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endless fields of wasabi and green tea

Endless fields of wasabi and green tea what is home to the highest concentration of wasabi and green tea in Japan, centrally located yet largely unexplored? Go Camper Shizuoka prefecture!       In this article: why remote yet close Shizuoka…
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Top 5 Camper sites in Hokkaido

Top 5 Camper sites in Hokkaido Hokkaido is called ‘the outdoor island’ of Japan for its perfect camping conditions So don’t miss these top 5-sites to visit with your camping car. Enjoy Hokkaido!     This is a guest post by Matthew…
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lake Biwa and Hikone castle

lake Biwa and Hikone castle Want to travel from Tokyo to Kyoto with some original stops? Visit Nagahama old town at lake Biwa and Hikone castle   In this article: why lake Biwa and Hikone castle make a great stop on your East-West itinerary…
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Ise temple or Ise grand shrine

Ise temple or Ise grand shrine   There are thousands of shrines in Japan Don’t miss the greatest of all. Go feel the difference! In this article: what is the Ise temple or Ise grand shrine where to overnight in your camper near…
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overnight in Koyasan

overnight in Koyasan   lines of devoted pilgrims, throngs of school children, even the occasional tourist many types of travellers climb the mountain and overnight in Koyasan; you should too! This post tells you about: ancient Koyasan and why you should drive…
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Kawayu hot spring inside a river

Kawayu hot spring inside a river When did you last dig a hole in a riverbed to create a hot bath? Letting cold river water flow in to find your ultimate temperature?   This article shows you; why ‘Kawayu hot spring inside a…
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Noto Peninsula is Japan as it was

Noto Peninsula is Japan as it was Peninsula are bound to be backward and behind. Noto Peninsula, or Noto Hanto in Japanese, is no different. Why? By definition, peninsula turn the other way, face towards the sea, back towards the world. Or,…
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The police car appeared. Slowly. Watching. This was the test, could we really camp…

A police car appeared. Slowly. Watching us. This was the test, could we really camp like this… Camping in Japan, anywhere you like, in a rental camper car. Is that allowed or what is best practice? In this short story: what we…
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