Japan’s public transportation is first-rate, but with most visitors opting for rail passes, the main sightseeing routes can seem exceptionally crowded. Yet with over a million miles of road stretching across the archipelago, there is much to explore in Japan’s undiscovered regions. What better way to see the countryside than with the freedom of a campervan?
Hit the open road and spend your nights at well-maintained campsites or roadside stations. With English-language navigational systems and emergency assistance just a phone call away, all you need to worry about is where to go next.
To help narrow down the wide range of options, the following four itineraries offer a sampling of some of Japan’s best sights. From the coast of Hokkaido in the north to the volcanic scenery of Kyushu in the south to the castles and cultural sites of the country’s central region, there’s something in these trip plans for everyone.