family rides

epic trips for parents and kids. Japan is amazing to explore with your family, independently by rental camper car

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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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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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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Shirahone Onsen: “Mama, do monkeys like hot springs?”

Do you know Shirahone? Big chance you’ve heard of Nagano. Yep, correct; the location of the 1992-winter-olympics. Now Matsumoto. A little harder already. Maybe less if you have been thinking about traveling to Japan before. It is a pleasant town…
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