If you plan a budget trip using a rental car in Japan, you can easily find a parking space for night stay via the “Carstay” website.
How to use “Carstay”
Step 1. Search
The map shows you nearby places available for night stay in your car or a tent.
Step 2. Book
See the details of the place you’d like to stay and make a reservation.
Step 3. Pay online
Credit cards are available for the payment.
Step 4. Post a review
Both travelers and site owners evaluate each other.
Travelers and site owners can take out an insurance which covers possible troubles in the use of the service. Besides, the customer service is supported in multiple languages.
The Carstay Co. Ltd says that they will collaborate with more local governments including Nagano and Yamanashi prefectures in expanding the registration for the service. Their goal is that the number of the registered parking spots surpasses 1,000 by 2020, when the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games are held.
The ”Carstay” website will be available on January 30, 2019 (JST) and their smartphone app for iOS and Android will be launched in summer, 2019,