For some time now both Brian & I have been searching for a complete guide to all the campsites located in Niigata ken, it can often be frustrating trying to find things in Japan and campsites have been no exception. While there are a few sites listed on the net some of the information is out of date and they are still difficult to locate. But not anymore as yesterday in a local bookstore I finally found what we have been searching for - a book called Family Outdoor which lists 130 campsites throughout Niigata ken including Sado island. The book lists in detail each campsite with the range of facilities, they offer, plus contact numbers and a decent map on how to find the camp site. Surprisingly there are also quite a number of free camp sites listed as well. This book will prove very useful for planning overnight bikepacking trips and my extended 6 day tour in Oct of this year.