- 19,609 kms
- 27 min
Average distance of hitchhiked trip: 284 kms
- 29 very good experiences
- 123 good experiences
- 9 neutral experiences
- 3 bad experiences
- 2 very bad experiences
Type of rides:
- 138 rides with a car
- 26 rides with a truck
- 1 ride with a bus
- 1 ride with a boat
|Ōtsu → Miyazu 145km 3 japan japan japan||12 March 2018|
Takehara → Kobe
Social Hitchhiking Chugoku japan japan Chugoku Kansai Chugoku japan japan Kansai
My host in Takehara offered me to give me a ride to drop me off in a gas station on the highway in the good direction as he had to go for a meeting for his job. That is what I call "Social hitchhiking" :)
Ino picked me up for 30km on the highway. She is a student on her spring break. And was speaking a very good english!
Father and son
After a very long waiting time (The longest in my all hitchhiking experience), a father and his son picked me up on their way back home in Osaka. The father was speaking a little bit english. He offered me some traditional japanese sweets called "Kibi"
2 salary men on the way back to their office picked me up and made a detour to drop me off where I was staying in Kobe. They was speaking few english.
|02 March 2018|
Hiroshima → Takehara
Bad experience Chugoku japan Pervert Asshole
Creepy young japanese
Heavy rainy day. I had just around 50-60km to hitchhike. I decided for once to hitchhike during the afternoon and started around 16:00. I know that it isn't the best time to start and that it is statistically where some people with creepy mind and bad intention can stop, well this one was a perfect example of it.
Nothing happened at the end but I'm deeply persuaded that… (read on in Trip)
|28 February 2018|
Itoshima → Hiroshima
japan Kyushu Kyushu Chugoku japan
Itoshima - Koga
A policeman on his day off with his wife and 3 years old daughter. They offered me some coffee :D
Koga - Hiroshima
An mechanic engineer travelling for work (Itoshima – Yamaduchi – Osaka). He picked me up in Koga where he offered me some tea. Then we drove till Yamaguchi where he offered me lunch and where he had to stop for a meeting for an hour (I waited in the car) and then drove me to Hiroshima on his way home to Osaka.
|26 February 2018|
|Kagoshima → Fukuoka 288km 2 japan Kyushu japan Kyushu||21 February 2018|
|Yomitan → Naha 28km 2 japan Okinawa japan Okinawa||17 February 2018|
|Chatan → Naha 21km 1 japan Okinawa||04 February 2018|
|Naha → Chatan 16km 1 japan Okinawa||03 February 2018|
|Kumamoto → Kagoshima 173km 2 japan Kyushu japan Kyushu||02 February 2018|
|Unzen → Shimabara 18km 1 japan Kyushu||31 January 2018|
|Nagasaki → Unzen 62km 2 japan Nagasaki japan Nagasaki||30 January 2018|
Itoshima → Nagasaki
japan Kyushu japan Kyushu japan Kyushu
A guy and his soon picked me up. They were barely speaking english but we could talk using translators on the phone. This guy is an employee of the company who rebuilt the Dejima bridge (If you visit Nagasaki and are interested in history, I advice you to go to visit the Dejima Museum, it as very interesting).
My first ride in Japan was in a Mercedes-Benz Cabriolet! I had never been in a so fancy and expensive car in my life… Conclusion, it's not very big my backpack was taking fully filling the trunk… and it's not very comfortable… But Hell! It was a cabriolet!!! Well we couldn't open the roof as temperatures are around 0°C in Japan now :/
2 friends picked me up and made a detour to drop me off in the Nagasaki Highway on a service area. We had a lot of fun trying to speak and understand each other.
|26 January 2018|
|Gyeongju → Busan, Corée du Sud unknown distance 1 South Korea||29 December 2017|
|Jeonju → Daegu, Corée du Sud unknown distance 1 South Korea||27 December 2017|
|Séoul → Jeonju unknown distance 2 South Korea South Korea||25 December 2017|
|Busan, Corée du Sud → Séoul unknown distance 1 South Korea||21 December 2017|
Séoul → Busan, Corée du Sud
South Korea South Korea
A korean girl who ws speaking a perfect english. As she also travelled and hitchhiked herself she was understanding well the needs of a hitchhiker considering good spots… She drop me off 1/3 of the way in a very good gas station on the highway where I found my next ride in few minutes.
2 korean guys driving to Busan for work. There car was full of papers and documents. So I guess they were 2 colleagues. They were not speaking a word of english but we managed to speak a little. They were very nice and helpful and dropd me off at the closest metro station from my destination in Busan.
|20 November 2017|
Donghae → Séoul
South Korea South Korea bus South Korea
Long distance bus
On my way to Seoul from Donghae, in a gas station on the highway before Wong-ju, I was hitchhiking again after being droped off there. Good spot full of cars, trucks and some long distance buses were also staying there for some "break" time for passengers and drivers I guess. On his way back to his bus, a driver seeing my "Seoul" sign came to me, telling me to come in the bus… (read on in Trip)
|28 October 2017|
|Khabarovsk → Vladivostok 759km 6||09 October 2017|
|Khoujir → Irkoutsk 286km 7 Russia Siberia Russia Siberia Russia Siberia Russia Siberia taxi Russia Siberia Russia Siberia police Russia Siberia||18 September 2017|