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    Default Free Camping in Kyushu, need some advice

    I need some suggestions on where to camp that won't cost me much or even free. My plan is to do some touring for a month. I'll be on a pension budget but this is something I've wanted to do and I'll start my journey at the end of the month. Travel tips and everything in between is what I'd like to get prepared for. I know I need to buy that Mapples map book, which they have it at the book store for about 1600 yen. Maybe even meet up with anyone that lives in Kyushu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrk2ride_ride2wrk View Post

    Thanks.

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    Default Free Camping in Kyushu, need some advice

    Not sure about Kyushu but Even paid ones are only 1000 to 1500. Pretty cheap.


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    I typically just guerrilla camp.


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    If you're in Kitakata, one nights board in exchange for a 6 pack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rich 400 View Post
    If you're in Kitakata, one nights board in exchange for a 6 pack.
    Wait ... Kitakata? I assumed you lived in Fukushima. You're in Kagoshima?

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    Kitakata about 10 mins drive from the train station. Fukushima prefecture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmizer View Post
    I typically just guerrilla camp.
    Have you had any trouble with the police or anything? I've been thinking of doing the same but don't want to be a bother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biflindi View Post
    Have you had any trouble with the police or anything? I've been thinking of doing the same but don't want to be a bother.
    I just look for a place off the beaten track. Some side road that doesn't go anywhere with lots of debris on it, and look for an abandoned rice field or some similar spot suitable for my bike and tent. Haven't even seen any police come by places like that.

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    Did a lot of gorilla camping, never had any problem with the police or anything.
    I've let the tent sometimes at the same place for going back on the evening and also, never had any problem (even if not recommended at all did it because no choice).

    Kyushu is great for camping. Usually found my spots before using Google Street View, and sometimes, when tired and in the night, stopped at a 7eleven and find quite easily find something using the computer and Steet View exploring around.

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    Yeah, I think guerilla camping should be fairly safe in Kyushu. What about camping along the beaches?

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    You should be ok. I've done gorilla camping along the beach, it's more popular than you might think
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    Quote Originally Posted by racer162 View Post
    You should be ok. I've done gorilla camping along the beach, it's more popular than you might think
    Which side or sides of Kyushu offer the best beaches to crash out on. Seems north Kyushu (Fukuoka) might be not so beachy.

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    Do you already have a route in mind? Or did I miss that post?
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    Quote Originally Posted by racer162 View Post
    Do you already have a route in mind? Or did I miss that post?
    no route yet

    just want to swing it a bit with a road map

    will camp at campgrounds also

    more of an adventure if anything for me at my age

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