Stories and adventures from the Land of the Rising Sun!
After our first shocking Shinkansen, we took more buses as it is the cheaper option. But there is an even cheaper transport option and you cannot get cheaper than that – it is free! And that is hitchhiking! Yes, hitching a car ride from the people to get from one place to another. It was a novel idea for some of us while for most of the people that we’ve spoken to, it is apparently a dangerous idea. I cannot say the same for everywhere else in the world, but I have personally hitchhiked in Japan and found it a safe and pleasant experience. In fact, it was one of the highlights of our seven weeks long trip in Japan. Hitchhiking is where for the first time, we get real and direct contact with the local Japanese people.