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Japan’s one-person sandwich press, a “God item” for solo diners, sells out online

Perfectly grilled cheese sandwiches and dessert toasties are a cinch with this Japanese cooking gadget.

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Cook up an easy campsite feast inside your home with the “Ramen Cooker”

For those craving some campfire cooking while stuck in the house.

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Japan’s beautiful new campground looks perfect for living out your Princess Mononoke fantasies

Uga Valley campground makes a very convincing argument to take a detour from the standard Tokyo-Kyoto travel route.

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Enjoy the great outdoors without leaving your home – We try camping on our balcony

Don’t let the fact that you have to stay home stop you from going camping!
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You can make your own hot spring bath at this river in central Japan【Japan travel】

Grab a shovel and make an onsen that’s just for you at Kawayu Onsen.

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Japan now has sleepable rental cars to help travelers save money by skipping a hotel

Clever interior modifications turn parked car into private bedroom.

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New extra-warm outdoor kimono will make your samurai camping stylish and comfortable this autumn

You and your bushido buddies heading into the wild this fall? Then don’t forget your camping kimono.

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Camp like a samurai with the new Outdoor Kimono from Japanese apparel brand Snow Peak

Now you can enjoy the great outdoors with the comfort and style of an outdoor warrior.

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Love great anime and the great outdoors? Then you need an anime girl ita-tent

Tokyo college kid is ahead of the merchandising curve as he goes beyond itasha to show his love for this season’s hit camping anime.

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Final Fantasy XV cosplayers go off-road, level-up at real-life haven camp 【Photos】

Prompto, Noctis, Gladio and Ignis settle down around a fire, and look good doing it.

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Japan’s new “sex tent” targets campers who’re more than friends, not yet lovers

The H Tent leaves open the possibility of mating with your tentmates.

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Glamping Okinawan style: a unique way to get in touch with nature in Japan【Pics】

The “glamorous camping” experience comes to Okinawa with luxurious tents and amazing views that will have you wanting to stay here forever.

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Why stay in a hotel when you can spend the night in this Tokyo bookstore instead?

In what’s become an annual event, bookseller Junkudo is letting lucky lovers of literature spend one night slumbering among its shelves.

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Japan’s “Gap Tent” for solo campers fits just about anywhere, weighs almost nothing

Clever design even takes into account how to keep you entertained during those long, lonely nights.

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Cool Japanese X-shaped four-person tent lets you and your friends camp together, sleep separately

Single-person sleeping areas connected by a common space give you a living room in the great outdoors.

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Cooking pizza in a burning cardboard box, and other unconventional recipes

Cookpad is easily the largest community cooking website for getting new Japanese recipes to try out in the kitchen. Started in 1997, it grew to be so popular that two years ago it expanded its user base by launching an English version.

It goes without saying that you can find a dish for pretty much anything you have lying around in your kitchen, but because most of the recipes are posted by amateurs, you might have to weed some of the stranger ones out by taking a look at their reviews.

Fortunately there seems to be a whole crew of users willing and waiting to take a hit for the team and try out the latest recipe, including a recently posted recipe for making pizza that requires putting the uncooked crust and toppings inside a box and setting the box on fire. How  does it measure up? One net user decided to photograph and review the process.

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New solo grill, perfect for when you next ditch work and run off into the woods

Spring has sprung in Japan, and the cherry blossoms will soon be in full bloom. A favorite spring pastime of many Japanese is hanami, or “flower-viewing”, where friends, family and coworkers gather together to have picnics and barbeques under the blooming cherry blossom trees, as a way to welcome the end of winter and enjoy the nice weather and floral display.

Just in time for the season, DOPPELGÄNGER OUTDOOR has released their new solo barbeque grill, just perfect for… all those lone hanami-goers out there?

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No chopping board? No problem! Genius device makes food prep a walk in the park, woods, hills…

One of the best things about camping is gathering around the fire at the end of the day to cook, eat and drink with friends and family. Free of the trappings of our modern life, we’re able to focus on the food, the nature around us, and – a something of a rarity in our paradoxically lonely social network-obsessed world – each other.

But cooking out in the wilderness can be a fiddly affair. With none of our modern kitchen appliances or shining stainless steel countertops on which to prepare meals, doing something as simple as chopping up an onion for the pot can be a real pain, least not for the poor soul who has to carry a wooden chopping board and knife in their backpack.

This genius device from India, however, does away with the need for a knife and chopping board altogether making campfire cooking an absolute breeze.

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Cooking Rice on a Campfire is Easier Than You Might Think【You, Me, And A Tanuki】

You, Me, And a Tanuki is a weekly featured blog run by Michelle, a Californian who is currently one of only two foreigners living in Chibu, a tiny fishing village on one of the Oki islands in Japan. Check back every weekend for a new post or read more on her website here!

When I went on a camping trip last summer with the junior high students that I regularly teach, there were many things that surprised me. For example, we lit fireworks (sometimes firing them at each other), took a night walk to a creepy overgrown shrine, and stabbed snails at the bottom of the sea.

But the thing that caught my interest the most was the way they cooked rice while camping.

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The Ultimate Camping Chair Capable of Holding Over 700 Times Its Own Weight

As the warm weather has finally started to kick in, most of us are looking to get reacquainted with the great outdoors.  But for many camping is a new experience and getting the right equipment can make or break their overall enjoyment.  Sure you can buy a bulky trailer full of equipment but who want to use the time, money, and muscle power for all that.

Camping equipment brand Doppelganger Outdoor has released a series of lightweight chairs and tables ideally portable and durable for outdoor use.  The pièce de résistance of this collection is the Ultra Light Micro Chair, more affectionately known as C1-54.

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