Camping in Japan and exploring the Japanese wilderness-Panergy
Camping is a great way to immerse yourself in the natural landscape of Japan. Camping is definitely an unforgettable experience for the cheapest visitors to Japan.
Summer camping, especially during the summer holidays from late July to August, is very popular among Japanese people. Golden Week in May is another popular time, while legal holidays and bank holidays see city dwellers flocking to the beautiful outdoors to relax and unwind.
What are the prices?
Whatever your budget, there is a campsite and campground to suit your needs.
There are many campsites in Japan that are completely free, but most with facilities will charge a fee to set up camp. Some campsites will charge per person, others will charge a fixed fee per tent, and others will charge a basic fee and then add additional fees depending on the number of people.
Prices vary, but small campsites will usually start at a minimum of 400 yen per person and go up to 3,000 yen for the entire campground. On average, campgrounds with standard facilities charge about 1,000 yen per person per night. Campsites with facilities such as swimming pools, tennis courts, or camper van utility hookups range from about ¥3,000 to ¥7,000 per person per night. If you want to get closer to nature but are not interested in sleeping in the wilderness, many campsites also rent out bungalows, yurts, huts and cabins at prices ranging from about 4,000 yen to 30,000 yen per night.
In Japan, campsites are often equipped with amenities, including running water and electricity. Toilets and sinks are often provided, and many campsites are also located near hot springs. Some of the larger campsites have tennis courts, playgrounds and fishing ponds. Campfires are usually prohibited in Japan, but most sites will allow you to bring your own barbecue grill.
Most Japanese campgrounds sell or rent basic supplies (but no food or clothing), so you don't even have to bring your own tent. However, just in case, please bring your own tent, sleeping bag, grill and/or gas stove, lighter and matches, pots and pans, eating utensils, garbage bags, etc. Keep your campsite clean and tidy at all times and never leave any trash behind after you leave.
When you are in the natural environment, make sure you are prepared. Wear warm clothing, as it can get cold at night, and be prepared with plenty of sunscreen and insect repellent. The campsites are usually unlit, so it is recommended that you arrive before dark. Be sure to bring your own flashlights and extra batteries just in case.
Getting to the campsite
Summer essential equipment：