Konnichiwa lovely followers!
A while ago, I was researching the climate in Japan and was thrilled to read that:
“November is one of the best times to visit Japan, as the weather is relatively dry and mild, and the autumn colours are spectacular in many parts of the country.” (via Japan Guide.com)
Super! So it seems that layering is the way to go.
Here’a a list of what I’m planning to take:
- socks, bras and underwear (+ one bikini)
- 1 x pair of pijamas
- 1 x pair of lightweight combat trousers
- 1 x pair of skinny jeans
- 5 x loose-fitting t-shirts
- 1 x smarter floral top
- 1 x black vest top
- 1 x white vest top
- 1 x long-sleeved Breton top
- 1 x denim shirt
- 1 x sleeveless shirt
- 1 x hoodie
- 1 x jumper
- 1 x cardigan
- 1 x lightweight waterproof jacket
- 1 x coat
- 1 x pair of leggings
- 2 x jersey dresses
- 1 x pair of jersey harem trousers (terribly unflattering, but oh so comfy! I’m going to change into these on the flight)
- 2 x scarves (one that’s big enough to wrap around bunk beds for privacy in dorms/as a sarong/as something to sit on and of course, for its main purpose…and another lighter one)
- 2 x pairs of ballet pumps
- 1 x pair of converse shoes
- 1 x pair of slip-on birkenstocks
- 1 x small cross body bag
I decided to buy some packing cubes from Amazon for this trip, one small one for underwear and socks etc. and a larger one for the rest of my clothes. This should make unpacking and repacking the bag much easier! I’ve done a practice-pack and it all fits + room for souvenirs so that’s good! I’m going to take the harem trousers, hoodie, a couple of pairs of pants and socks in my hand luggage, just in case our luggage is delayed etc.
In addition to the clothes, in my big rucksack, I’m taking the usual suspects…travel towel, dirty washing bag, travel washing line, travel wash, pen knife, small first aid kit (mostly painkillers for my bad back), earplugs, eye mask, toiletries, a couple of ziplock bags, hairbands a plenty!
Only four days to go!