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 July 30, 2016
Item Total Percentage of total vehicles
# of days traveled 973
Total distance traveled 220,425 kilometers
Longest distance in a single vehicle: 600 kilometers
Shortest distance in a single vehicle: 0.2 kilometers
Average distance per vehicle 59 kilometers
Average distance per day hitchhiked. 227 kilometers
Longest trip to date: 1457 kilometers (trip to Kyushu 2009)
# of vehicles: 3757
# of trucks: 200 5%
# of married couples or whole families 549 15%
# of vehicles with children under 10 years old 208 5.5%
# of vehicles with small children with only mother present 64 2%
# of ladies unaccompanied by an adult male 572 17%
# of single male/female couples 95 2.5%
# Company presidents 84 3%
# of cars with non-Japanese foreigners: 64 1.7%

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


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