Everything you need to know about packing for long distance travel to Japan in a simple, easy-to-understand checklist.
Hi, I'm Javon. I've been traveling to Japan for over 15 years now, doing everything from biking the Shimanami Kaido, to making it to the tuna auction in Tsukiji 4 times, to being moneyless in Hiroshima, to exploring the insides of a Japanese hospital in not-so-great detail. I've been all over the city and the country trying new things wherever I am. These experiences have given me confidence to share hard-fought resources that I've often learned the hard way. I love Japan and I love the Japanese people. So I want to use the fun experiences, fearful times, unnerving bits, zen moments, just all of it. I have led several trips to Japan with groups from age 18-65. And friends often use me for travel advice because I've been to many countries and make intentional efforts to experience culture deeply wherever I am. I've been blogging and journeying since 2012 but have never found a more efficient, and fun method for sharing my experiences in Japan. I've written countless articles about Japan and what they can teach us about simple living. A researcher by nature, I truly love making travel and connections to Japan better for people.