July 15, 2011

More Japanese customers sleeping in their cars on domestic trips to save money

“...recently, an increasing number of people are traveling and sleeping in their cars parked in rest areas at popular destinations. ... Sleeping in one's car saves time and money during a trip. .. In tandem with this trend is an increase in the number of roadside rest areas with free parking lots and toilets available around the clock to more than 900 nationwide. “

Source: For older travelers, cars replace hotels at bedtime
Yutaka Ogaki
Yomiuri Shimbun
Mar. 30, 2010

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