Hitchhike stats

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 Feb. 19, 2014
Item Total Percentage of total vehicles
# of days traveled 775
Total distance traveled 165,682 kilometers
Longest distance in a single vehicle: 600 kilometers
Shortest distance in a single vehicle: 0.2 kilometers
Average distance per vehicle 56 kilometers
Average distance per day hitchhiked. 214 kilometers
Longest trip to date: 3036 kilometers (trip to Kyushu 2009)
# of vehicles: 2965
# of trucks: 172 6%
# of married couples or whole families 418 14%
# of vehicles with small children 176 6%
# of vehicles with small children with only mother present 45 1.67%
# of ladies unaccompanied by an adult male 480 16%
# of single male/female couples 83 3%
# Company presidents 75 3%
# of cars with non-Japanese foreigners: 54 2%

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


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