Here are some statistics since August 2, 2003 of my hitchhiking adventures in Japan. I’m sorry I didn’t do this from when I started hitchhiking regularly since 1998. Based on the last 11 years, the previous years added to it would probably double the figures.

Stats from August 2, 2003, page updated on Nov. 21, 2016
Item Total Percentage of total vehicles
# of days traveled 999
Total distance traveled 230,359 kilometers
Longest distance in a single vehicle: 600 kilometers
Shortest distance in a single vehicle: 0.2 kilometers
Average distance per vehicle 60 kilometers
Average distance per day hitchhiked. 231 kilometers
Longest trip to date: 1457 kilometers (trip to Kyushu 2009)
# of vehicles: 3852
# of trucks: 202 5%
# of married couples or whole families 566 15%
# of vehicles with children under 10 years old 211 5.5%
# of vehicles with small children with only mother present 64 2%
# of ladies unaccompanied by an adult male 638 16.56%
# of single male/female couples 97 2.5%
# Company presidents 84 3%
# of cars with non-Japanese foreigners: 66 1.7%

Everybody else not included in the list of percentages is either a businessman or a company employee.


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