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.

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All About Japan

cherry blossom photography tips
English Bookstores in Tokyo
Where to See Cherry Blossoms in Japan

Planner Buying Guides

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

All About Stationery

Japanese Stationery on Etsy
Where to Buy Japanese Stationery in Japan
Must-Have Japanese Stationery
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

Packing List for Japan in Summer

Packing List for Japan in Summer

Being one of the most developed countries in the world, Japan offers a clean and comfortable place to travel. But Japan in the summer has its own set of challenges.  With high humidity, long stretches of rain and possible typhoons, and higher crowd levels,...

Top 5 Murakami Novels

Top 5 Murakami Novels

Haruki Murakami is one of the most acclaimed contemporary Japanese authors with a worldwide readership. His work is known for its surrealistic elements, vivid imagery, and intricate characters. With over 14 novels and countless short stories to his name, and numerous...

The Most Beautiful and Unique Starbucks in Japan

The Most Beautiful and Unique Starbucks in Japan

Are you a Starbucks lover? In Japan, you can find Starbucks cafes in some extraordinary places. Unique locations, with a local touch but always the same Starbucks quality. Whether you enjoy a cup of Starbucks coffee or not, these stores are worth a visit for the...

Guide to Starbucks Reserve Roastery Tokyo

Guide to Starbucks Reserve Roastery Tokyo

Starbucks is an international brand that no doubt every person on the planet has heard of.  I’ll admit that I drink a fair amount of Starbucks and find them great places to write and work in.  I’ve found some amazing places in Japan for coffee like...

Japanese Foods to Try in Spring

Japanese Foods to Try in Spring

Spring in Japan is a beautiful time of the year. With cherry blossom viewing, amazing weather, and plenty of seasonal foods, spring is a great time to visit Japan and experience traditional Japanese food, the popular sakura festivals, and more. Spring is always a...