I’ve been super planning for our trip to Japan since the beginning. Researching things from the best metro pass to get, to how to pack 10 days worth of clothes into a carry on.
Now take off is officially tomorrow and I feel as prepared as I can be. I’m packed and our luggage is waiting at the door. I plan on carrying on our bags at least on our first flight. This is because its quicker check-in and we have to go through customs during our layover. I feel it may be easier to already have them with us.
Right now I don’t have everything we are going to do set in stone, I do know the main things we definitely want to do. For example, Shiro-Hige’s Cream Puff Factory, KidZana, Kura Sushi Ikebukuro East Entrance, Asakusa and Yokohama Chinatown.
However, when it comes to packing I came across many people recommending rolling your clothes to conserve space. So I gave it a try and it actually works quit well. I also bought some inexpensive mess packing cubes to help with organizing. Right now my son prefers twill pants over jeans therefore they were a lot easier to roll. Also, at each of our hotels there will be a washer, therefore I plan on washing our clothes at least once.
In my sons suitecase I packed:
- 4 pairs of pants
- 7 long sleeve
- 2 short sleeve shirts
- 1 pair of pajamas
- 1 extra pair of shoes
- 11 pairs of underwear and socks
- 1 hoodies in addition to the one he will be wearing on the plane
What’s in his backpack is very similar to the test flight list (but a couple more items):
- Chapter Book
- Journal (for school)
- Cleaning wipes
- Travel Blanket
- Travel Pillow (Wale turns in to a travel pillow)
- Eye mask
- Water Bottle
- Change of Clothes
I think we have everything we need. Only time will tell if we’re missing something.