rides in Japan

here are most of our articles. Chock-full of trip details of rides we made in Japan by camping car. Enjoy them for information and inspiration to create your own unique trip. Access all trip categories with the dropdown-menu: Classic, Food, Culture, Family and more!

reading Japanese for travellers

reading Japanese for travellers   For your trip I recommend learning 1 of the 3 forms of written Japanese Why? It is very handy, rather cool and actually.. really EASY to learn!   Find out: how easy reading Japanese for travellers can be, with a…
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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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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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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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how to.. enjoy skiing in Japan: winter camping in a camper car

How to.. enjoy skiing in Japan: winter camping in a camper car   Japan by campervan in winter? An epic ski trip in the Land of Secret Powder? Yes, you really can. And actually, you should!   Read this article…
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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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