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Stylish Winter Camping in Japan

One of the reasons for Japan's camping boom is the popularity of glamping facilities, which allow people to enjoy nature in a comfortable environment. However, glamping can be more expensive than camping, and because of this, self-glamping is now becoming popular as well. In this article, we'll introduce heating equipment and other gear for winter camping in Japan, as well as how to coordination the interior of your bell tent for a stylish experience!

Video Introduction

This video was uploaded by "VAN LIGE BEYOND CHANNEL," a channel that uploads camping and outdoor videos. It introduces essential items to enjoy winter camping in Japan.
The video features heating and lighting equipment and shows off the stylish interior of a bell tent. The warm color coordination used in the decorations creates a welcoming atmosphere and is perfect for a winter camping trip. Check it out!

Be Prepared for Cold Weather When Winter Camping in Japan

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Photo:Winter camping

Winter campers need to be well-prepared for the cold. This includes not only clothing, but also things like sleeping bags, tents, and heating equipment. To enjoy winter camping in Japan safely, be sure to check your camping equipment in advance.

A Must-Have for Winter Camping! Stay Warm With Proper Heating!

When camping during the winter months, the temperature outside can drop very low and protection against the cold is a must. In addition to taking measures with bedding and clothing, you'll also need a proper heater.

The Toyotomi Rainbow Stove (RL-250) is a great item for winter camping. It's also great for beginner campers and it heats the inside of a tent well with batteries and kerosene. In addition, the gentle light of the fire can be used as a lantern.
[Video] 2:30 - Introduction of the Toyotomi Rainbow Stove

Be Careful of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning!

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Photo:Winter camping

It's easy to fall asleep with the heater on. However, continued use of a stove in a closed tent can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning! We recommend using a carbon monoxide alarm that can check carbon monoxide levels.
A carbon monoxide alarm will alert you before carbon monoxide levels reach abnormal levels.
If you want to enjoy winter camping safely, a carbon monoxide alarm is a must!

Enjoy a Comfortable Winter Camping Experience! Stylish Interior Decorations for Your Tent!

The Yamazen Campers Collection 3 Tier Rack is a storage rack that is easy to set up. It can also be used as an interior decoration, creating a stylish atmosphere inside your tent! You can even place small items on it to keep the inside of your tent tidy while still looking cool!
The Barebones Living Forest Lantern is a USB rechargeable lantern. It can be dimmed to whatever brightness you prefer, and it will envelop the inside of your tent in a gentle glow.

Winter Camping Essentials

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Photo:Relaxing in nature

A variety of products are sold for winter camping. Let's take a look at some of the essentials.

Camping is all about layering, with a base layer, middle layer, and outer layer to create a layer of air. In winter, choose clothing that takes into consideration temperature differences between morning and evening and that is also breathable. Also, be sure to bring neck warmers, gloves, and thick socks to keep your neck warm.

[Winter Camping Gear]
Don't forget to pack a winter blanket or proper sleeping bag. Hot water bottles and disposable body warmers are also useful. Even in winter, you'll still have to wash dishes, so thick rubber gloves are great to have to protect against the cold.

The Charms of Winter Camping

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Photo:Kouan Campsite at night

If you've never been winter camping before, you might be wondering "why would you want to camp in the cold?"

First of all, unlike summer, there are no insects, such as mosquitoes and flies. And because it's cold in the winter, hot drinks and meals taste even better.
Also, because the air is clearer in winter, you can take your time to gaze at the beautiful starry sky.

Furthermore, camping in a snowy area means you can play in the snow, or even use the snow as a free cooler. You can also enjoy making lanterns out of snow, a fun experience that can only be experienced when winter camping. Consider bringing a shovel so you can try different activities like this! With all of this in mind, we ask, why wouldn't you want to camp in the cold?

Enjoy Winter Camping to the Fullest: Choosing the Right Tent!

Choosing the right tent is key to having a memorable winter camping experience. In addition to considering capacity with things like two-room tents with a tarp or teepee tents, it's also important to check how good the ventilation is, as you'll more than likely be using a heater.
We also recommend choosing a full cotton tent or a tent with similar material that has good insulation to handle the winter weather.

Nowadays, there are cotton tents that can be easily set up even by beginners, making winter camping easy for anyone to enjoy.

Summary of Winter Camping in Japan

Winter camping is a different kind of fun than that of summer camping. The most important thing to remember is to prepared for the cold weather. Make sure you have the right clothes and gear so you can enjoy a safe and exciting winter camping trip.
If you're getting used to winter camping, be sure to check out some of the stylish interior ideas in the video and use it as a reference when planning your next camping trip.

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Last Updated : Jan. 18, 2023
岡本 修(Shu Okamoto)
A writer fascinated by Japanese architecture. I'll introduce you to buildings and food in Japan!
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