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It's so easy to travel across Japan, thanks to the vast, fast and efficient networks of trains and shinkansen. Still, there's much joy to be had with a cross-country road trip, not least because the road conditions in Japan are so pristine and the drivers so polite that driving is truly enjoyable here. Plus, you get to set your own schedule and travel at your own pace. More importantly, with a country so breathtakingly beautiful, you can make a pit stop as and when you please to explore the off-the-beaten-track attractions along the way.
Ultimately, what makes a road trip in Japan all the more fun is that the country is home to a diverse range of topography. You can ascend to the top of the Japanese alps or cruise along lush countryside, sunny beaches and rolling plateaus. So, for your next getaway, skip the trains and jump into a car for these scenic road trips through Japan.
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