Free Camping in Japan. No Problem.
Stay overnight for free at one of the thousands of roadside rest
area, expressway station, public carpark. Stay clean and warm by
bathing at onsen bath house that are never far away.
Michi no Eki- Roadside Station Rest Area
There are over 1,030 roadside station in Japan along
major roads. You can park for free overnight, there are toilets and some
Michi no Eki on this page.
car parks by the beach, country roadside and ski resorts are
available. There are paid parking lots. Just look for the "P"
sign and automatic parking lots such as Times 24H.
is 5 meters long which is the length of a standard car park.
However keep in mind that some city streets are narrow and you
are driving a large vehicle. Be aware of overhead obstructions
Warning- There is no free or on
street parking in city areas. You cannot fit the camper in underground
Do not park the vehicle on private
property without permission or illegally.
The police can issue you with a
parking fine which can cost up to 35,000 JPY.
Onsen- Hot Spring Bath House.
thousands of hot spring bath house around Japan. They are a
popular way to bathe and soak away the stress of the day. Soaps
and shampoo are often provided and clean towels borrowed for an
extra fee. So don't be shy and do it the Japanese way.
Find onsen here. ( Japanese Only Site )
some onsen do not allow customer with tattoo so check first.