A Beautiful place to wake up; Mt Fuji as the sun rises. Love the van from Japan Campers!
Japanese Alps Trip in Mazda Bongo
An ace 10 days spent travelling and snowboarding in the Japanese Alps - best idea ever and great service from Japan Campers!
Japanese Alps in a Campervan
Here is a shot from our trip to Japan with a camper for 8 days chasing the snow in early February. Thanks Maciek and everyone for helping us to have a great trip!
Hokkaido Campervan Trip
Just back in Australia from a 34 day road trip around Northern Honshu and Hokkaido.
I loved Hokkaido, it was an amazing trip.
Thanks Japan Campers — in Yoichi, Hokkaido.
Akame 48 Waterfalls
Thank you Japan Campers for an amazing trip! All of you were a ton of help and enabled Dave and I to see some beautiful places in Japan, like Akame 48 waterfalls. Again, thank you, and I hope I get the chance to come again.
Herman's Blog in Dutch
Nissan Caravan Bross Camper Trip
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.
2 weeks trip with Toyota Campervan
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!
Berit and Guido Caravan Trip
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.
Mini Camper Trip
And who would have thought that there were free resting places with such a great view.
Mini Camper Autumn Trip
We spent an great month traveling through Japan with Japan Campers! The colors of the "Koyo" in the Japanese autumn were really amazing.
Mazda Bongo Campervan Trip - Video
Campervan trip - video
Iosu and his girlfriend - couple of surfers from Spain has visited Japan in January to travel and surf.
They have rented one of our big campervans and travel around Japan surfing and taking this fantastic video.
Iosu Gamboa and Japan Campers present " AVOIDING TOLLS"
Javier and Ana - campervan trip
In October 2014 Javier and Ana travelled by our big camper van around Japan for almost three weeks. They have visited many famous tourist sites like Kyoto, Mount Fuji and Tokyo and also some Japanese villages and wild, remote locations.
Traveling with a camper van around Japan is easy fun and safe.
Enjoy the video and Happy Travels Everyone!
Kyle and Colleen - campervan trip
Kyle and Colleen traveled in our Big Campervan - Nissan Caravan in March 2014. We are happy to publish photos they send us from their trip.
New Miniature Campervan!
This time we bought a miniature camper from Subaru. It is super cute and very functional. Our baby boy will be ready for Camper Lovers by the end of May.
Hanami Campervan Trip
Thank you to all our great customers for all your pictures and for sharing your cherry blossom experience. We really had a great time this year. Campers Forever !!!
Australian Team in Mazda Bongo
Nathan, William and Team - From Australia!
Enjoying beautiful Japanese winter in Hakuba
with our Mazda Bongo!
Thanks a lot guys for choosing JapanCampers!!!
You are always welcome back ;)
Chirihama Beach Drive with a Campervan
Hello again Camper lovers. This time we are at Chirihama Beach Drive. This is a very special attraction in Japan because this is the only one beach where you can drive your vehicle. It is located on the west side of Noto Peninsula in Ichikawa prefecture.
Driving on the Chirihama Beach is free of charge and you can drive in both directions. The entire beach drive is about eight kilometre long and as you can see on the video and photos people not only drive but also camp and relax. There are also some food stalls along the beach where you can buy local specialties (clams and shellfish)
I was also lucky and spotted a local artist who was working on sand sculpture. He craved a motive from Star Wars (I'm a big fan).
Less then 50 kilometres away is Kanazawa city - which is a great base and fantastic spot to visit ( I will publish a separate post on Kanazawa city soon)
Nissan Caravan Craft - video
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 Stations in Japan
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.
Okutama by a Camper
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.
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.