However, both rules are enforced loosely and there is a certain tradition of “urban camping” (éå®¿ nojuku) in Japan: Simply put, if you pitch a tent or even sleep on a bench in a secluded spot so as not to disturb anyone and not do any damage, you probably won`t be bothered. I`ve done this many times and never had a problem, just pitch your tent late and get out early or ask permission. You can choose from over 3,000 campsites. As already mentioned, you can`t camp everywhere, but with such a wide range of public and private pitches. These pitches were created specifically for camping, so you need to use them instead of pitching a tent wherever you want. The advantage is that you benefit from on-site amenities, clean and safe facilities and a wide range of attractions. A complete list can be found on the website of the National Tourism Organization of Japan. I tried one of these campsites because a Japanese colleague took me with him. It wasn`t for me, I didn`t feel like camping. I`m from Arkansas, so it`s a bit more in the wilderness and not around bathrooms and vending machines.
I live near Fuji-san and there are some small mountains around. Introduction to Camping in Japan The Best Places to Camp in Japan Activities to try camping in Japan Bonus recommendations Introduction to camping in JapanCamping is a great way to get to know a country. There are few better ways to truly see a place than camping under the stars outdoors. Japan has more than 3,000 campsites across the country, including near major cities like Tokyo, as well as in very wild and remote places like Shiretoko National Park in northern Hokkaido. Camping in Japan is not only a unique way to experience this beautiful country, but also a great budget option, especially if you plan to stay in Japan for a longer period of time. In this guide, you`ll learn everything you need to know about camping in Japan, some of the best places to sleep under the stars, and how to get there with your JR Pass. Let`s get ready for camping. In Kyushu, Kirishima-Kinkowan Kirishima Kogen Kokumin-kyuyochi campsites offer amenities such as onsen, tennis courts and swimming pools, as well as activities such as hiking, biking and horseback riding, all against the backdrop of Sakurajima Volcano. If beach camping is on your to-do list, pitch your tent just steps away from the white sands and turquoise waves of Okinawa`s Yagachi Beach.
Showers, shop and rental (including boats and bicycles) have everything you need for a relaxing and comfortable stay by the sea. I saw one of these places when I visited a park in Shizuoka, and I was disgusted that people were actually considering this campsite. Camping in Japan means: Beautiful campsites outside the main holidays often lonely, very safe, large public infrastructure (drinking water and toilets with paper also on free campsites), very polite people. 3) Free/wild camping is safe and possible and in our opinion one of the great things about Japan. As long as no one is disturbed by your presence, you are in a public space and the place remains as pristine as before, it is possible to camp in many places. This was essential for us, because as a cyclist, especially with children, you often find yourself in remote and curious places, sometimes late and without official campsites or other accommodation options. Each campsite has a different way of calculating the cost of your stay. Some websites are based on the number of people, while others charge based on the tent or if you have a car. It should be borne in mind that in large campsites you can rent a lot of camping equipment, which brings us to the next point.
In addition to traditional camping with tents, there are also a number of pitches specially designed for motorhomes, cars and other vehicles to set up and set up a tent. This is known in Japan as kyanpu car or “car camping” and is becoming increasingly popular. Alternatively, there are also campsites with cabins, lodges and other types of accommodation for those who prefer to sleep under one roof and four walls. You can even get glamping (also known as luxury or glamorous camping) in Japan through various private providers. The first glamping station in Japan (and still one of the best) is Hoshinoya Fuji, overlooking the iconic mountain and hiking in the Aokigahara Forest. Other glamping options include Takatakiko Glamping, Myogi Green Hotel and many more. But don`t worry, if you`re on a budget, you can enjoy the Fuji area (and many other beauties) at more traditional campsites. For more information, see our list of recommended campsites.
Every country is a little different when it comes to camping rules and etiquette. Japan is no different, but luckily it`s also one of the best countries for camping.