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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

What Stationery to Buy from Muji in Japan

What Stationery to Buy from Muji in Japan

For an updated version of this post, visit my new site Must Have Stationery. Muji is a popular variety store in Japan offering a wide selection of high-quality and stylish products at reasonable prices such as stationery, household goods, furniture, clothes,...

Best Bullet Journals for Travelers

Best Bullet Journals for Travelers

Looking for something special in which you jot down memories of your travel adventures? Then our list of the best bullet journals for travelers should really going to help you out. Thanks to Instagram and Youtube, bullet journal popularity has skyrocketed....

Muji Products are Now Sold at Lawson in Japan

Muji Products are Now Sold at Lawson in Japan

While Tokyo's businesses were closed for an extended period during 2020 and 2021, many locals took to shopping at the local convenience store even more than has already been the case in Japan. Even after businesses reopened, many still preferred convenience stores...

The Complete Guide to Green Tea in Japan

The Complete Guide to Green Tea in Japan

Green tea is everywhere in Japan, from the tea ceremonies of Kyoto to the bottled green tea found in every vending machine and convenience store around Japan. Most of this green tea is actually grown, harvested, and processed right here in...

Bars and Restaurants in Murakami Novels in Tokyo

Bars and Restaurants in Murakami Novels in Tokyo

Haruki Murakami is a celebrated Japanese writer most known for his magical realist fiction.  He has written such books as Kafka on the Shore, Norwegian Wood, and The Wind Up Bird Chronicle, among others where his heroes regularly venture into a metaphysical...

What to Buy at Muji in Japan

What to Buy at Muji in Japan

Muji is a popular variety store in Japan offering a wide selection of high quality and stylish products at reasonable prices such as stationery, household goods, furniture, clothes, cosmetics, food, and many other useful items.  It has quickly become one of my...