Long distance road trips can be expensive, especially in places like Japan where to get any distance in a reasonable amount of time, you have to take tollways. When you add up the cost of hotels and food it can get quite expensive. But there’s a better way: turn your car into a mini-camper!
When a friend of mine suggested we do a holiday trip from Tokyo to Nagoya to Lake Biwa to Kyoto and back to Tokyo a couple weeks before the Christmas break, I wasn’t sold. When we discussed renting a mini-Kei car camper, I was even less sold. I’m a big planner, and I don’t like doing things last minute. But then I thought: why rent, when I can build?