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CAMPING SPOT IN JAPAN

Japan has over 4000+ locations of camping grounds that are RV vehicle friendly. Scroll, zoom and click on the tent icons to view details.

Japan is famously known to be one of the few countries with an environment great for camp car travelers. We, at Tokyo RV Campers are here to provide the support to our visitors with the opportunity to experience the once in a lifetime “omotenashi; hospitality” using our camping car by travelling as your heart tell you to, sleep where the beauty of the nature calls, and to feel your body and soul rejuvenate with complete freedom.

A full round trip in Japan is roughly about 10,000km using the highway from the north to the south of Japan. All of our highways are maintained in top quality providing you a smooth driving experience, and with a service area located every 15km equipped with restaurants, gift shops, and restroom for your convenience. For those who want to enjoy the landscape view as you drive, you could use the standard toll-free roads called “Ippan-dou” with over 3000+ locations of RV park facilities in Japan, and road stations called“Michi-no-eki” that provides similar facilities of a service area.

Our recommendation is to enjoy few of the 3,000 hot springs located throughout Japan but to also experience the endless possibilities of experiences that is available on each of the seasons. In Spring, Travel around various temples, castles, and parks with cherry blossoms. In Summer, Feel the coldness of the waters from the beach or river, and awesome fireworks. In Autumn, See the brilliant color of our landscapes and delicious seasonal food menus. And in Winter, enjoy the excitements by skiing and snowboarding in our snow.

STREET SIGNAGE IN JAPAN

Most traffic signs have universal designs. However, there are still some prohibition signs in Japan that are written only in Japanese or that may not be universal. An explanation of various street signs that may be difficult to understand is listed below.  

Directional Signs

RIGHT OF WAY

CENTER LINE

PARKING PERMITTED

SAFETY ZONE

STOPPING PERMITTED

PEDESTRIAN CROSSING

STOP LINE

BICYCLE CROSSING

Warning Signs

FALLING ROCKS

CHILDREN CROSSING

NARROW LANE

OTHER DANGERS

TRAFFIC MERGE FROM LEFT

CONSTRUCTION ZONE

STEEP DESCENT (10%)

WILD ANIMAL CROSSING

TWO-WAY TRAFFIC AHEAD

BUMPY ROAD

STEEP ASCENT (10%)

ROAD SLIPPERY

DANGEROUS WIND GUSTS

LEFT LANE ENDS

TRAM CROSSING AHEAD

TRAFFIC LIGHT AHEAD

Mandatory Signs

KEEP LEFT

TURN LEFT

DIRECTIONS PERMITTED

LEFT TURN PERMITTED

TURN LEFT/RIGHT

ONE WAY STREET ON LEFT

NO TURNS

ONE WAY STREET AHEAD

Regulatory Signs

ROAD CLOSED

STOP

NO ENTRY

DO NOT ENTER

SLOW DOWN

NO U-TURN

NO STOPPING

SPEED LIMIT (km/h)

NO RIGHT TURN AHEAD

NO PARKING

MINIMUM SPEED LIMIT

DO NOT PASS OVER

Basic Driving Rule

Driving in Japan is a lot easier than most of our visitors imagines, All of our vehicles at Tokyo-RV Campers is fully equipped with GPS navigation in English to provide a stress-free navigational experience in Japan.  However please remember the following basic driving rules in Japan. 

 

  • Steering Wheel is on the RIGHT – Please note that the placements are the opposite for some countries.
  • Drive on the LEFT – In Japan, always drive on the left side of the road, and be cautious when crossing or turning lanes. 
  • Pedestrians & Bicyclists always has priority – Take extreme care when you’re driving by any crosswalks.
  • Driving under the influence – Japan has one of the strictest law in regards to driving under the influence of any illegal substances (drug/alcohol/etc)
  • Seat belts for all passengers – All passengers must use seatbelts in a vehicle, and children’s is required to be in an authorized child seat.
  • Traffic Lights – In Japan the lights are the same as all other parts of the world.  Please be aware of your surroundings while driving.
  • Highways – You will see two or more lines at a highway toll,  for your convenience, all of our vehicles are equipped with an ETC (Electronic Toll Card) that you will be able to use during your vacation.  Please drive slowly in the ETC lane, until you hear a ring sound.
  • Park only at locations that are approved.   Do not park your vehicle overnight on a sidewalk.
  • In rural area of Japan, your Wi-Fi device may not operate, we’d also recommend to have your travel plan printed prior to your trip.

Insurance Coverage

The pricing of the vehicle includes standard insurance coverage with the following limited liability coverage.

 

Passenger – 30 million yen per person

Collision to Person – unlimited

Collision to property / object – unlimited | ¥150,000 deductible

Vehicle Damage – purchased price | ¥150,000 deductible

 

Non-Operation Charge (NOC Insurance)

If a vehicle requires repair or cleaning due to a traffic accident, theft, break down, defacement, or other causes not attributable to Tokyo RV Camper, the customer may be charged an NOC as part of the compensation for loss of use during the repair or cleaning of the vehicle. These amounts are fixed regardless of the degree of the damage or the time required for such repair or cleaning.

 

If the vehicle has been in an accident and determined complicated to repair by the repair shop : ¥200,000

If the vehicle has been in an accident and determined minimal repair: ¥150,000

  

In case of an accident

*All accidents must be reported to the appropriate authority (Police) and a police report must be obtained.

* All accident must be reported to the police and obtain a police report. The customer will be responsible for the full amount of the vehicle repair if no report is obtained.

* Contact us immediately to Tokyo RV Campers regarding the accident

 This information is also available on the bottom of this page: https://tokyo-rv.com/travel-guide/

The driver will be fully responsible in cases listed below

  • ・When the accident was not reported to the Police (accident certificate is required).
  • ・When the driver who caused the accident has not registered as a driver.
  • ・When the driver was not carrying his/her driver’s license when the accident occurred.
  • ・Accident caused by the driver’s drunk-driving.
  • ・Accident that occurred after the original rental period, without extension.
  • ・When the driver himself/herself is responsible for the damage.
  • ・When any negotiation occurred without our witness.
  • ・When we found other violation of the conditions written in our loaning clause.

IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY / ACCIDENT

We truly hope that there is no emergency during your vacation. However, in case of an accident, please use the following steps below.

 

  1. Do not move the vehicle!  Immediately turn the engine off and check your surrounding for safety before leaving the vehicle.
  2. Use the equipped triangle sign and flare and place it behind the vehicle.
  3. DIAL 110 for police & DIAL 119 for an ambulance if anyone is injured.  If needed ask people nearby for assistance.
  4. File an accident report with the police officer and take several photographs of the damaged vehicle.
  5. Call our main office to report about the accident.  (*All accidents must be reported properly to allow the insurance coverage to be effective for insurance deductible) 

SERIOUS TRAFFIC OFFENSES 

We want you to be safe!  Please note the following offenses will result in fine and/or imprisonment in Japan.

 

  1. Driving under the influence (Drunk Driving) – Imprisonment up to 5 years and/or fine up to 1,000,000 yen.
  2. Speeding over the limit – 30 kph over the limit – Imprisonment up to 6 months and/or fine up to 100,000 yen | 15 kph over the limit – Fine up to 9,000 yen
  3. Use of any mobile device while driving – Fine up to 9,000 yen 
  4. Parking in an unauthorized location – Fine up to 18,000 yen