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

My Favorite Stationery

My Favorite Stationery

If you’ve been around the site at all you’ve probably seen I love stationery.  I am very specific about what kind of stationery I like or will actually use.  While I love some of the kawaii washis or pretty planner covers, but I know that I won’t...

Guide to Hobonichi Techo

Guide to Hobonichi Techo

The Hobonichi Techo has earned a cult following and become a global lifestyle icon over the past twenty years. It is a recent favorite of mine and has been permanently inducted into my stationery collection. So what is a Hobonichi Techo? It is a Japanese...

Guide to the Kokuyo Jibun Techo

Guide to the Kokuyo Jibun Techo

The Kokuyo Jibun Techo offers a unique approach to planner systems. Rather than being limited to a single calendar year, the Jibun Techo is designed to last your whole life. In Japanese, “jibun” (ジブン) means “myself” and “techo” (手帳) means planner. True to its name,...