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factoria -the idea factory-|コワーキングスペース&コミュニティ


Everyday 9am - 6pm

6F Comet Building,2-3-9 Nishiogikita, Suginami-ku, Tokyo, Japan

1 min walk from Nishiogikubo Station

■ JR Chuo Line

■ JR Sobu Line 

​■ Tokyo Metro Tozai Line

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vanlifejapan - Kamakura

January 7, 2018

After purchasing the biggest vehicle we have ever owned, Nissan Serena, for a completely different purpose to Vanlife, I began to think what’s like to stay in the car while travelling. Then came across the term Vanlife and decided to explore what others are doing. 


When I started to research where we could go, in terms of places to park the car to stay for the night in Japan, there were very little information on the net. Even tried to find some books on this but had no luck so far.


So we have decided to document where we travel, comment on the places we have stayed to create Vanlife information for travellers coming to Tokyo.


As for the first time, we have decided to go somewhere close to Tokyo, Kamakura, Kanazawa Prefecture. It’s only about 60km from where we are based, Nishiogikubo (Tokyo), where our car is parked.


One of the best part of Vanlife in my opinion is to reduce cost of travelling.

To do that, we have decided to travel at night on Friday after work. This usually avoids traffic getting to the destination and depends on where you are going, we can avoid using highways and toll roads to reduce cost.


Avoiding highways of cause means takes little longer to get to the destination. 

So it was time for us to eat and prepare for the journey.