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Experiences

There is an interesting discussion about hitchhiking in Japan on the CS hitchhiking forum. I have hitch-hiked Japan extensively, about 3 months in the mid '90s and I have never in my global travels found a place where it was easier to hitch-hike.

I also found Japan easy to hitchhike in (despite being middle-aged, scruffy, and bearded). I hitchhiked for three and a half weeks at the end of spring and I'm hitchhiking there again now. (Got to the Kobe/Osaka area from Fukuoka a few hours ago) But easy as it is I had an even easier time in some other countries I've hitchhiked in over the past five or six months: Korea, Turkey, Georgia, and Armenia. In Japan I sometimes have to wait two or three hours for a ride but can often get a ride after dark or even after midnight. In Korea as long as I had the right sign I always got a ride within five or ten minutes though I never got a ride after dark. In both Turkey and Georgia I was taken home by families at or after dark, and in Armenia I never even had a chance to make a sign after the first one I used to get out of the capital. I hope that provides a bit of perspective. — Hippietrail 10:26, 7 October 2010 (CEST)

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--Lanigiro 03:03, 20 November 2010 (CET)

ライダーハウス / Riders' houses

I've started to hear about a very low cost type of accommodation that exists in Japan primarily for people doing bicycle tours.

They are called "ライダーハウス" (riders' houses) and there is an article on the Japanese Wikipedia, but so far I can find very little information in English.

We could benefit cyclists and people who must or who enjoy travelling on very low budgets if we can find some information on these to include. — Hippietrail (talk) 01:41, 9 May 2014 (UTC)