Tokyo Area Glamping Spots | Travel

Glamping may thoroughly be the proper user-friendly experience of Japan’s great outdoors. Living it up in the midst of nature with well equipped tents and small designer cabins — often luxurious — have made ‘glamorous camping’ the vacation of alternative for a lot of. With options galore, from mouth-dropping BBQ platters and outdoor enjoyment to farm-themed locations and locations crafted by award-winning designers, there’s plenty to absorb. Here’s a simple guide to glamping sites inside access from Tokyo.


The Farm, Chiba
Not shy of green space, The Farm’s accommodation ranges from family tents to non-public cottages within the woods. There are many activities too, all family-friendly, including the ever obligatory BBQ, a mini-zoo in addition to bushcraft like leatherwork and candle making. Ziplining and canoeing add thrills to the location, the onsen hot spring is a touch of Japanese tradition while the vegetable harvesting experience is an amazing one for the youngsters.

Where: 1309-29 Nishitabe, Katori-shi, Chiba 〒287-0103
How far: A 90-min drive from Tokyo
How much: From ¥32,000 for two people
Check-in/out: 2-3pm / 10-11am
Suggestions: Get in contact with the true food of vegetable harvesting
Good for: Families, families & families


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Namegata Farmer’s Village, Ibaraki
The experience at Namegata Farmer’s Village serves up a two-person cabin or tent accommodation all with the theme of ‘farm to table’ dining. Local vegetable produce includes the world’s famous sweet potatoes (the Sweet Potato Museum is round the corner), while the pigs are raised onsite and the nighttime strawberry picking is a sweet tooth’s delight. The seasonal breakfast and dinner platters are an actual pleasure.

Where: 1561 Uzaki, Namegata-shi, Ibaraki 〒311-3824
How far: An 80-minute drive from Tokyo
How much: From ¥29,000 for two people
Check-in/out: 3pm / 10am (tent) & 11am (cabin)
Website: farmglamping.namegata
Suggestions: Ask in regards to the hot spring in nearby Lake Kitaura
Good for: Rural go-getters


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Snow Peak Glamping, Kanagawa
Conveniently overlooking Tokyo Bay, the Miura Peninsula situated Snow Peak Glamping site offers contemporary trailer cabins designed by award-winning architect Kengo Kuma. Hotel chef collaboration with outdoor goods manufacturer Snow Peak Inc. sees top-quality local produce served as a part of the BBQ dining options. Activities include stand-up paddling, kayaking and tours to Tokyo Bay’s only uninhabited island, Sarushima.

Where: 2 Hashirimizu, Yokosuka, Kanagawa 〒239-0811
How far: A ten-minute bus ride from Maborikaigan Station on the Keikyu Major Line
How much: From ¥54,000 for two people
Check-in/out: 2-6pm / 11am
Suggestions: Reap the benefits of the water views and chill out
Good for: Couples out for a fast getaway from Tokyo… but not too removed from Tokyo


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O Park, Saitama
Having undergone a revamp, O Park offers up loads of things to do for the youngsters, including a kids’ park and library. Character-themed ‘Dome Cabins’, in addition to the ‘Float Dome’ tents suspended in mid-air, create a uniquely family-driven location and the BBQ menu platters are an amazing flavor punch. The outdoor Japanese bath and family-friendly bathing pool only add to the full enjoyment. 

Where: 3083-1 Ueno, Ogose, Iruma District, Saitama 〒350-0415,
How far: A ten-minute ride from Ogose Station on the Tobu Ogose or JR Hachiko lines
How much: From ¥32,000 for two people
Check-in/out: 3pm / 11am
Suggestions: Take the free shuttle bus from the station to the location
Good for: Families


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Fureai Hiroba, Tokyo
A house run for the capital, Fureai Hiroba is a reminder that Tokyo is greater than its concrete core. With an easy, yet private design, several spacious tent themes mix perfectly with the varied BBQ platters on offer. Succulent menu options range from chicken to beef cuts to Australian lamb and the private open-air bath makes a stay here an amazing escape into Tokyo’s western Tama region.

Where: 3186 Mitsugo, Hinohara-mura, Nishitama-gun, Tokyo 〒190-0211
How far: A 20-minute drive from Itsukaichi Station on the JR Itsukaichi Line
How much: From ¥35,000 for two people
Check-in/out: 2-6pm / 11am
Suggestions: Splurge a bit of for the open-air bath option
Good for: Couples trying to enjoy a natural out-of-the-way spot


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Hoshinoya Fuji, Yamanashi
Japan’s first glamping spot, Hoshinoya Fuji is an industry icon. Overlooking Lake Kawaguchi, surrounded by red pine trees and with views of Mt. Fuji, the contemporary hillside cabin designs are a minimalist lover’s dream. The scenery is stunning and offers plenty to contemplate. The serenity here is dotted with activities like nature tours, food smoking, trekking in addition to cycling and forest therapies.  

Where: 1408 Oishi, Fujikawaguchiko, Minamitsuru, Yamanashi 〒401-0305
How far: An 18-minute drive from Kawaguchiko Station on the Fujikyo Line.
How much: From ¥39,000 for two people
Check-in/out: 3pm / 12pm
Suggestions: Stay for six nights or more for half price
Good for: Contemporary design lovers

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