expat/ short rides

short trips by camper car from Tokyo, Yokohama and Osaka. Great for (long) weekend get-aways. Discover Japanese gems your friends and colleagues have never heard of yet

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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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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Kiso valley hiking

Kiso valley hiking Steep, green valleys, farm houses of dark timber and an historical hike through the forest The Kiso valley is magical. Especially when you camp there, after the crowds have left   This article shows you; why the Kiso valley should be…
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Surfing near Tokyo in Shonan

Surfing near Tokyo in Shonan Japan has waves to ride and the beachy culture that comes with it Enjoy surfing near Tokyo and escape the crowds. Go by camper!   What and where is Shonan? Just an hour by train to…
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Camper skiing/ winter trip to Minakami hot springs. Part 2: Minakami Kogen, Norn and Tanigawadake ski areas: the best snow on ‘mainland’ Japan

Ski trips by camper are awesome! Go ski Japan Combine several small ski areas and enjoy hot springs at the same time 450cm of deep, dry powder snow and near empty  slopes. Skiing Japan is paradise!   This article continues where…
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Camper skiing trip to Minakami hot springs. Part I: can you camper in snowy Japan? and a visit to Okutone ski area

Camper skiing trip to Minakami hot springs. Part I: can you camper in snowy Japan? And a visit to Okutone ski area. Winter fun does not always include winter sun; it was an ice cold 5-day skiing trip! But what great…
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How to beat.. visitors -fatigue? Easy planning tip for expats

How to beat.. visitors -fatigue? Easy planning tip for expats Friends and family visiting Japan is so great but planning the best trips for them, and us, can be a headache. One little idea makes planning so much easier, and the trips together amazing. Also for us, expats. Rent a…
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