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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 …

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Profile Feature: Yuka and Toshiya from Road Trip Japan

We have had the pleasure of chatting with and collaborating with Yuka and Toshiya, the duo behind the campervan for hire company aptly named: Road Trip Japan. We instantly fell in love with their little camper that is for rent, plus their knowledge of camping around Japan is amazing. This all just meant that a Q&A was inevitable. Take a moment to check out the photos of them and the camper below. Here we go: 1. Tell us about yourself. Where did you grow up? Did you camp as kids? Toshiya: I grew up in Tokyo in a ward called Adachi, which is located between two rivers with large banks. Though Tokyo is known for being a heavily populated metropolis, I grew up in an area with lots of greenery. I was a boy scout when I was little, and my first camping experience was when I was 7 years old. I still remember being very excited. I continued hiking as a boy scout until I was about 15 years old. In retrospect, I feel that …

Camping Mount Fuji’s Five lakes

Do you know Japan’s tallest mountain? It’s hard to get this wrong. But if you said Mt. Fuji (富士山), congratulations! Standing at 3,776m, Mt. Fuji is Japan’s tallest mountain and one of the country’s most recognizable symbols, often referenced in works of art, and likely the most popular attraction on the island next to the many buzzing metropolises. This colossal mountain is just 100 short kilometres south-west of Tokyo and is popularly hiked at night so as to catch the infamous morning light or 御来光 goraikō, meaning “arrival of light”.  Of course, you cannot take a camper on Mt. Fuji and while that sounds amazing, we don’t actually think it’s a wise choice. Instead there are five lakes that surround Mt. Fuji—known as the Fuji-goko or the Fuji Five Lakes – where we will introduce some great scenic spots and campgrounds where you can experience one of Japan’s most inspirational images. The first lake is the one closest to Tokyo—Lake Yamanaka. Of the five lakes, Lake Yamanaka has the largest area. Located near this lake …