GLAMPING. Camping + Glamour = Glamping?
No. In fact, all flavors of charcoal-toasted NO. On a stick.
Those two words don’t belong together EVER. Except, maybe, in Japan. Where you can purchase rugged tents like these:
And toast yourself some classic campfire treats with this:
And you can even bring Fifi.
Update: OMG, what should I see this morning but an actual news item about glamping! Apparently, there’s a glampground right near Tokyo (actually, out near Narita airport) called The Farm Camp Villa, where you can pay ¥32,400-¥42,800 per couple (roughly $324-428 USD) to sleep in one of their tents for a night. In addition, they sell a “variety of farm-to-table meats and vegetables” and have BBQs available, so you can, yes, cook your own glampfood. Here’s a photo of the glampericious experience:
(Sadly, I could find no trace of a website on the net yet, either in either English or Japanese, so stay tuned…)
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Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!