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In Pictures: Japan Camping Car Show Showcases Futuristic Tiny RVs

Once again the Japan Camping Car Show surprised and delighted with an assorted mixture of top designs and attention to detail. New 2018 models from the likes of Vantech, Adria, Toy-Factory and American manufacturer Jayco graced the show carpet floor as thousands of Japan’s outdoor adventure fans got a glimpse of the latest and greatest in Japanese RV products.

One could say tiny and techie was the focus of this year’s show, with many brands bringing out their smallest and most technically advanced models, a plethora of floor plans, and the brightest colours possible. Even a few retro remakes made their appearance but we were happy to see them not overtake the show.

Japan’s camping market has been growing year over year since 2014 with the most popular model being a Class B van conversion (60%), which typically measure between four and five metres and cost JPY3,000,000 – 5,000,000.

A couple of standout features to note included smart, ambient yet functional lighting as well as creative uses of add-on rooms and popups.

Photos courtesy of our friends Yuka from Road Trip Japan and Bartek Radzimski from JRVA.