Camping Regaining Popularity in Japan

Society Culture Economy

Tokyo, Aug. 21 (Jiji Press)--Camping is regaining popularity in Japan after a mid-1990s boom led by the country's "dankai" first baby boomers born in the late 1940s, with various new camping options available.

The new options include glamping, or glamorous camping, which offers luxury tent stays without the need to bring any camping gear or food, as well as solo camping. Conventional family camping is also popular.

An increasing number of businesses are starting to make and sell related products, expecting further growth in the camping market.

According to an estimate by the Japan Auto Camping Federation, the number of people who made car-camping trips in 2017 rose for the fifth consecutive year to 8.4 million.

It appears that about 20 pct of the total were beginners with camping experience of less than one year, the federation said.

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