Japan RV Rental Travel / Camping Guides

Select a region of Japan for our recommendation on the best places to go and stay. Campgrounds, free camping, parking area, must see natural and historical attractions and more!

Travel Guides

From Tokyo

15 Day Japanese Alps Route

Nikko, Nagano, Matsumoto, Shirakawago, Takayama, Kyoto & More.

Tokyo Playground

Chiba and Boso Peninsula.

Mt Fuji To The Sea

Mt Fuji, Hakone & Izu Peninsula.

Golden Route

Osaka, Kyoto, Nara and Mt Fuji.

From Osaka / Nagoya

Destination Kyoto

Find where to park and things to see in Japan’s historical capital.

15 Day Japanese Alps Route

Nikko, Nagano, Matsumoto, Shirakawago, Takayama, Kyoto & More.

Shikoku, Seto Inland Sea and Hiroshima

The great south west island hopper.

9 Day Kansai Tour

Nara, Koyasan, Wakayama, Kii and Ise Peninsular and Kyoto.

From Sapporo / Chitose

The Wild North East

9 day trip to Daisetsuzan, Lake Akan and Kussharo, Shiretoko National Park.

Hokkaido Southwest Short Break

Lake Shikotsu-ko, Toya-ko and Noboribetsu Onsen.

Camping In Japan

Interactive Campgrounds Map

Choose your own adventure and explore hundreds of campgrounds from the map below.
Scroll, zoom and click on the tent icons to view details, close detailed view to return to the main map.

Camping Tips

Stay overnight for free at one of the thousands of roadside rest area, expressway station or public car park. Stay clean and warm by bathing at an onsen bath house that are never far away.


Michi no eki – Roadside station rest area
There are over 1,030 roadside stations in Japan along major roads. You can park for free overnight, there are toilets and some have showers. Food and shopping is usually available during the day. Find out more about Michi no Eki .

Parking sign

Public car park
Many free public car parks by the beach, country roadside and ski resorts are available. There are also paid parking lots. Just look for the “P” sign and automatic parking lots such as Times 24H.

There are no free or on street parking in city areas. Do not park the vehicle on private property without permission. The police can issue you with a fine up to 35,000 JPY for illegally parked vehicles. Our campers do NOT fit in underground car parks, please do not attempt it.

Onsen sign

Onsen – Hot spring bath house
There are thousands of hot spring bath houses 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 can be borrowed for extra fee. So don’t be shy and do it the Japanese way! Find Onsens across Japan here (Japanese Language Site) .

Warning: Some onsen do not serve customers with tattoos, make sure to check first. See some that do allow on the link.

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