Motorcycle Travel Guides
Money: Card is accepted but cash is king. ATMs are found in 7-Elevens and Family Marts.
Currency: Yen ¥
Food: Cafe £6. Restaurant £22.
Plenty of government run free campsites. Paid campsites are £10 – £15. Dorms £22. Business hotel double room £75
Petrol: £1.11 litre
High: Apr and May is cherry blossom season and peak travel time. Sights are more crowded, accommodation is more expensive and usually fully booked. Mountainous regions are popular in August.
Mid: Jun-Jul and Sep-Nov. October is our favourite time to travel because of cooler temperatures. Autumn is gorgeous but draws big crowds.
Low: Dec-Mar. Sights are quiet and accommodation is at its cheapest (except ski resorts). Many businesses close over the New Year period (end of Dec to early Jan).
Visa: Many countries are offered a free visa on arrival for 90 days.
Carnet: You need a Carnet if you enter/exit via shipping or freight.
Temporary Import: You can use a TIP instead of a Carnet if you enter/exit with a ferry.
International Driver’s Permit: Compulsory. You must have an IDP to operate a vehicle in Japan.
Insurance: Compulsory. You must have insurance to operate a vehicle in Japan.
Japan is a phenomenal blend of culture, architecture, stunning scenery and fascinating ancient history. And riding a motorcycle through this incredible country is the best way to explore it and uncover its hidden gems. Japan is seriously addictive and you’re going to love it.