He is an old client of my girlfriend's and she is his companion.
Because of good weather in Côte d'Azure, we have plenty of tourists.
So, they were not able to find a room in a hotel.
They knocked on our door for one night's stay.
Even though one has money, sometimes he has to spend a night in the car. The couple was lucky since my girlfriend was generous enough to spend the whole evening to clean the bedroom and the bathroom.
Then I thought about the same situation in Japan.
When I saw the Couch Surfer site, I was quite surprised to find some Japanese names there.
I thought that Japanese houses were not big enough to receive guests and they were not helpful when someone was in trouble.
Pleasantly, I was wrong.
There is a TV program in Japan, in which a not-so-well-known actor or comedian tries to couch-surf in the country side.
Backpackers can do the same thing.
Even if you fail, we have plenty of McDonald's in Japan, and it is not difficult to spend a night there. (See "Sleep at McDonald's" section in Asakusa Underground)