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

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...

Where to Buy Japanese Stationery Online

Where to Buy Japanese Stationery Online

For an updated version of this post, visit my new site Must Have Stationery I love Japanese Stationery.  And I know I’m not the only one who does.  Even people who don’t have a crazy stationery addiction come to Japan and find themselves wandering...

Best Cherry Blossom Treats in Japan

Best Cherry Blossom Treats in Japan

Japanese cherry blossoms can be enjoyed not only by viewing but in various ways. Every year, numbers of Japanese brands, shops, and restaurants release cherry blossom-themed products for a limited time before or during the cherry blossom season. Especially cherry...

Things to do in Spring in Japan

Things to do in Spring in Japan

Spring is possibly Japan’s favorite time of year. With great weather, cherry blossoms everywhere, and many activities to celebrate the season, it’s one of the most popular times to visit Japan.  March and April are some of my favorite months for exactly those...

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...