While most people think of Japan as bustling cities and peaceful temples, it’s so much more than that!

While in Japan, we prefer exploring the countryside – think small towns, epic mountains, and rocky coastlines where most people never go.

One of our favorite things to do in Japan is rent a camper van and use that as our base to explore the country’s endless landscapes.

Explore Our Travel Guides In Japan

Engetsu Island

Engetsu Island in Japan: The Tiny Island with a Hole

Engetsu Island is a tiny island off the coast of Shirahama in Japan that's known for its circular natural archway, which frames the setting... Read more
Komezuka Crater in Mount Aso

4 Awesome Things to Do in Mount Aso

The Mount Aso caldera is an extremely diverse landscape that spans about 350 square kilometers and offers some of the best adventures in Japan... Read more
Takayama Teddy Bear Eco Village Museum

Takayama’s Teddy Bear Eco Village: A Whimsical Journey into Culture and Conservation

Discover a world where plush bears teach life lessons and reflect on global culture and environmental issues. Read more
Overlooking the Daikanbo Lookout

Daikanbo Lookout – The Best Viewpoint in Mount Aso

Daikanbo Lookout is a stunning viewpoint located in the Aso Kuju National Park in Japan, offering panoramic views of the surrounding Aso Caldera, one... Read more
Fukuoka to Busan ferry

Riding the Ferry from Fukuoka to Busan: The Ultimate Guide

Explore the Fukuoka to Busan ferry route with our detailed guide, expert tips, and personal experiences for your Japan-Korea sea adventure. Read more
gotohana observatory

Gotohana Observatory – Kyushu’s Most Epic Sunset

Perched on a scenic cliff, the Gotohana Observatory offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the picturesque Okiakime Island, immersing you in a landscape where... Read more
Kamishikimi Kumanoimasu Shrine

Kamishikimi Kumanoimasu Shrine – The Complete Guide

The Kamishikimi Kumanoimasu Shrine, nestled in the lush cypress forests on the slopes of Mt. Aso in Kyushu, is a captivating spiritual haven. Its... Read more
Mini camper van at a waterfall in Japan

The Ultimate Guide to Van Life in Japan: What Every Traveler Needs to Know

Whether you're a seasoned van lifer or a curious traveler, our guide offers invaluable info to help you enjoy the freedom and beauty of... Read more
Things to do in Takayama

The BEST Things to Do in Takayama: The Ultimate Itinerary

Discover the charm of Takayama in its Edo-period streets, savor the legendary Hida beef, and unwind in serene onsens. Read more
Tokyo on a budget

Tokyo on a Budget: The Ultimate Guide

Discover how to experience Tokyo without breaking the bank! Dive into our firsthand guide packed with budget eats, savvy transport tips, and affordable stays. Read more
tokyo bicycle food tour

Tokyo Bicycle Food Tour: A Self-Guided Journey for Foodie Cyclists

Embark with us on our self-guided Tokyo bicycle food tour! Check out some of Tokyo's iconic landmarks while indulging in delectable dishes. Read more