Thanks for a great time in Japan, the warm welcome and the good service! This is lunch time at Akiyoshi cave.
Thanks for a great time in Japan, the warm welcome and the good service! This is our breakfast table :)
Thanks for a great time in Japan, the warm welcome and the good service! This is our camper at Mt. Fuji.
A big thanks to the Japan camper crews, a wonderful 16 day road trip was had by Andy and myself with this big campervan! Plenty of rooms, comfortable bed, warm heater, such a clever van. We absolutely enjoyed it. We got to see some of beautiful autumn scenaries and mountains. Hope to do it again! Cheers guys!
Thanks to Japan Campers we had a really good time in our big Nissan campervan in the autumn! Japan Campers was very, very helpful when we encountered some trouble with our driving documents. (Thanks!) We hired a van for around two weeks, without the iPad. We took the 6gb portable wifi.
TRAVELLING IN AUTUMN
The Japanese Alps are beautiful, recommended! As is Nikko. Luckily the campervan had a heater against the cold in the mountains at night. The heater can make quite some noise though which sometimes kept me awake. But without it we wouldn't have slept at all. :) Most of the time we didn't have to use the heater.
The Roadside stations (michi no eki) are a really convenient free way to sleep, with overall really good facilities. If you don't have an iPad or iPhone, you can find most Michi no Eki in the TripAdvisor app. Just look for: 'Road Station' and check the pictures to make sure it is a legit Michi no Eki.
In Osaka we also stayed at a 24h coin parking at night (2k jpy per day/ around 18 euro) to be able to stay in a more central location. In Kyoto we also used Airbnb although there is a good nightparking spot available at a good location.
But as stated we mostly stayed at Michi no Eki. Next time or in a better season I might try to find some more natural places to camp.
STUFF IN THE CAMPER
The camper is comfy and the fridge and gas worked well. We didn't take the toilet, as there is usually a toilet nearby every parking spot. We brought but didn't use: the picnick table and chairs, and we almost never used the inside table. They do take some space, so our advice is to consider beforehand how hard you will need this. If you want a Queen size bed instead of the two beds in a staple, you get an extra Japanese style matress. This matress was harder than most Japanese matresses we knew, so we used some creativity to enhance the softness by using the cushions from the chairs, then it was perfect. Overall, Japan Campers thought of everything, we even had mosquito window nets.
Would rent again!
— with Guido Van Diepen.
Japan in a Camper !
Hi There Caravan Lovers! Me and my best friend had this crazy idea several years ago, when we were campervaning in Australia, that we should do the same in Japan. After long research and a lot of struggle, finally we got our dreamed campercar and started to travel around Japan.