I’ve read the current Japan Rough Guide cover to cover and one thing that was a surprise, was the fact that info on campgrounds is rather thin to put it mildly. I know most people opt for the train/guesthouses/hotel combination, but we’re renting a car (personal mobility issue) and would like to camp as much as possible. I’ve managed to dig up some info on campgrounds via various homepages, but I was wondering if there is a camping guide/atlas … anything that would come in print form really that would list campgrounds across Japan, and that would be in English. Or should we just wing it and see what’s available as we drive around?
Also: how necessary/ advisable are reservations for campgrounds? We have a tent, not a camper.
Thanks for any info and/or first hand experience!