Please look inside our Nissan.
Today we drove around Saitama prefecture and decided to visit a local shrine. The place was very quiet and beautiful so decided to take a small video and make out first video blog.
Please look inside our Nissan.
Road Station or Roadside Station - it is a place for people who are travelling by car or motorcycle to rest, shop and eat. It is very similar to SA (Service Area) and PA (Parking Area) which are located on the highways.
Michinoeki are parking places along the roads - there are shops with local goods (usually local fresh vegetable, fruits, meat and sweets) and souvenirs.
Every Road Station has clean toilets. It is a perfect place to read&sleep during your traveling around Japan.
According to Japanese Road Bureau there are around 1000 Road Stations in Japan.
Autumn in Japan is truly beautiful and colourful season and I have to admit it is my favourite time of the year.
It is not hot anymore but still warm to do hikes and drive around mountains, forests and lakes.
This time we went to Okutama lake - which is located just one hour and a half from central Tokyo. Those surroundings are mostly famous in spring time for its amazing cherry blossom, but this time we went there in mid November and it is also spectacular.
There are several mountains around (like mount Mitake) to have nice and recreational hike as well as many parkings and hot springs.
I would like to share few pictures from this place - this time just nature in beautiful autumn colours.
The summer is almost over and autumn is just around the corner. It is a best time in Japan to go and do some traveling to the nature.
We went to the place called Doushimura - just 30 minutes away from five lakes and Mount Fuji - Relaxing time, BBQ and fishing.
It is great locations with many Campgrounds and a lot of attractions.
I have to be honest with this one - but the camper on the picture is unfortunately not mine. I spotted it just before we got on the boat to get to our small island to do some snorkelling.
Every time I see a camper van like that I take a photo with it - just because it is rare to see them and I love them (this is for my personal collection actually). I have never seen a foreigner driving this kind of RV. They are popular among Japanese though.
I will publish another thread about types of RV`s in Japan.
But if you look at the cars we offer for rent, it will give you the idea what sort of vehicles can be used as Camper vans.
Japan Campers and Maciek are in ISE - Beautiful city located on the east cost of Japan in MIE prefecture. Ise is famous of its mysterious Temples and the "Wedded Rocks".
We stayed in the traditional Japanese Hotel (Ryokan) with the view on the ocean. Once you enter the hotel you will walk with your bare foot - all floors are made of wood or tatami mats (even in the elevator there were tatami mats;)
It is only few minutes walk to get to "Wedded Rocks" which is a great spot to enjoy sunrise ( around 4:30am)
More info about Ise you can find here:
It was so easy to travel with our car - we could see a lot of places in 2 days - which is impossible to do without the car.
You can also sleep in the camping car next to the beach if you are on the budget - Hotels are great but some of them are a bit expensive.
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.