A Wandering Scribbler





A Wandering Scribbler is a resource for creative travelers: lovers of stationery, art, and books, focusing on Japan.

1. Stationery and Journalling

The best stationery, planners, and supplies, and how to document your travels, spark creativity, or plan ahead.

2. Literary Travel

Inviting bookstores, settings from great novels, and creative locations to delight your literary side.

3. Japan

All that I’ve learned and compiled while living in Japan and traveling around the country.

Family in Okinawa
Hobonichi Techo
Japanese Books

All About Japan

A Very Basic Guide to Japanese
How to celebrate Christmas in Japan
Christmas at Tokyo Disneyland

Planner Buying Guides

Guide to Hobonichi Techo
Kokuyo Jibun Techo
Guide to Traveler's Company Traveler's Notebooks
Mackenzie Jervis

About Mackenzie

Mackenzie is a writer and traveler currently living in Japan with her husband, son, and daughter. She loves stationery, hygge, the mountains, British TV, crime dramas, and chai lattes.   

Latest Posts

Hygge Travel Essentials

Hygge Travel Essentials

I’ve said before that hygge and coziness have become really important to me.  Maybe because I’m prone to stress and anxiety, or maybe because I just like a cozy blanket, but either way, I’ve taken to bringing coziness and hygge into as many aspects of my life as I...

Best Family-Friendly Ski Resorts in japan

Best Family-Friendly Ski Resorts in japan

I recently wrote about the best ski resorts in Japan.  And while I still think those are the top options, there are unique needs that families have when traveling, especially when trying to do an activity like skiing.  Families need facilities to ensure their kids are...

Best Ski Resorts in Japan

Best Ski Resorts in Japan

Japan is famous the world over for its first-class ski and snowboard resorts with exceptional facilities and diverse attractions. The season officially starts in December and lasts until April, with the best conditions typically in January and February. The three main...