Packing for a three-week Japan tour

Yeah, we’re reaching step by step the goal to finally leave Germany for our vacation.

On Thursday evening I invested already some time to decide on what clothes (and specially how many) I will take with me. Actually, I rolled all my stuff until midnight. Again we are using the ranger roll approach to save some space.

As you can see on the image we’ve packed for seven days. This means we have to use a Coin Laundry every now an then. Thank google we learned how to find them across Japan. We have to look out for コインランドリー Thank you again google, their maps are able to find them for us!

What to take with you for three weeks Japan

Okay, so we’re not experienced enough to give the most valuable input on that. We are trying this kind of vacation for the 1st time. I think by sharing our approach and experience you can take out some learning.

Unfortunately I shot the image above before I repacked three times. So not everything on this picture will reach Japan. Thus, the following list is preliminary.


  • Comfy shoes for walking
  • Sneakers
  • Flip Flops


  • 1 Cargo trousers
  • 1 Cargo shorts
  • 1 Chino
  • 1 Swimming trunks


  • 1 Band-Shirt (Carach Angren)
  • 6 T-Shirts
  • 1 Tank-Top
  • 1 T-Shirt for the night
  • 1 Business shirt

Sweaters and Jackets

  • 1 Longsleeve
  • 1 Pullover
  • 1 Sweat-Jacket
  • Rain jacket


  • 1 L microfiber tower

Underwear and Accessory

  • 7 Pair of socks
  • 1 Pair of socks as slippers
  • 1 Pair of socks for the flight (warmer ones)
  • 7 Boxer-Shorts


  • Shampoo, Conditioner and Showergel
  • Shaving cream + Shaver
  • Aftershave + Creme
  • Toothbrush + Toothpaste
  • Deo
  • Brush
  • Hygiene wipes
  • Contact lenses


  • Sponge bag
  • Compression sack for used clothes
  • Belt
  • Earplugs
  • Earplugs for the flight
  • 1 compressed backpack
  • 1 compressed luggage bag
  • A flight-bag
  • 1 Neck-pillow
  • 1 Glasses case (I totally missed that at Tuska!)


  • MacBook + Power Supply
  • HTC smartphone + Power Supply
  • Camera + Power Supply
  • 2 Powerbanks
  • 2 Power-adapters for Japan


  • 1 Orsprey Atmos 50L Men


  • Tablets against headache
  • Tablets against indigestion
  • Travel tablets
  • Nose spray (seawater to keep the nose wet)
  • Sticking plasters
  • Antibiotics

Wait, antibiotics? Well, it seems I’ve got a urinary tract infection. I have to take some antibiotics for the next 5 days every 12 hours. Of course keeping the timezone in mind. What a fun!

OK, for now this is everything I will take with me. Maybe it changes again until the final packing.

What I am going to miss? If you have suggestions or a complete different opinion on what one should pack let us know in the comments section!

That’s it so far. Read you soon!


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