Camp sites?

zenbiker

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Can anyone recommend a place to camp, near the sea or lake?
Or a site with camp site listings?
Preferably not a place asking ¥4000 a night to pitch a tent!:mad:
Many thanks
 

AlanW

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Jan 30, 2007
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There are a couple of nice campsites on the North shore of Kawaguchiko with showers and a place to get wood for a fire. I've also stayed at a good one along Ome kaido towards Okutamako. PM me if you want more details.
 

Forsbrook

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If you want to do it on the cheap,you can virtually put your tent up along any of the many rivers in Japan.I assume beaches as well.
Do it at dusk near the metro areas though.
 

FarEast

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Yep have to agree with this - My team director and several other people I know have ridden Japan after graduating high school or Uni they hit the road and then camp where ever there is a safe spot to do so.

It’s a very common thing to do so I wouldn’t worry about official camp sites just find a nice spot and camp out.
 

jdd

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If you happen to get up to Hokkaido, there are lots of deserted beaches, where people set up (camping cars/vans, etc) and camp long term, season-long sometimes.
 

Bartek

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Why campsites? There are many parks with toilets along the coast. Some michi no eki have showers and tatami style rooms open 24 hours. Wild camping lets you interact with local people and if you are lucky you can be invited over to spend a night.