|Above, a Japanese camper van in Asakusa. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
For the past couple of years or so, the RV industry has been booming in the United States. Baby Boomers, who are now reaching retirement age have been buying recreational vehicles in droves.
This is also apparently the case in Japan as well. Baby Boomers in that country have been buying up camper vans to travel around the country.
Last October, we were in the Asakusa section of Tokyo and I spotted a Japanese RV (or camper van) parked on the street. I took a few photos of it.
|Above, another view of the Japanese camper van in Asakusa. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
The Japan News (Yomiuri Shimbun) has a new article on how the camper van industry has been soaring in Japan.
They begin with:
Camper vans people can sleep in are becoming more popular in Japan, with industry organizations saying ownership of camper vans has doubled in the last 10 years. Another boom has arrived that has not been seen since the days of the bubble economy, with sales also increasing.
Most camper van buyers are retired seniors, drawn by the freedom to travel throughout the country on a whim, unrestricted by time or place.To read more, go here.