How To Pack Your Luggage
When it comes to packing in 8 days of clothes into a 22" carry on bag, it can be a bit of an art form to get it all to fit. Now we have a huge benefit with it being November and cool tempeture just about everywhere you could be flying in from.
That is big because we can dress the day of travel in a hoodie and pants which saves room and gives us another outfit.
The goal will be to bring the following between luggage and what you wear on travel day...
- 3 pairs of pants
- 1 pair of jammies
- 3 hoodies
- 6 shirts
- 8 underwear
- 6-8 socks
- Cosmetic bag
- Any other power cords or maybe slippers
Understand that when it comes to travel, socks, underwear and plain shirts will be your cheapest cost to replace or get more of so they should be the first thing to cut if you're running out of room. Pants, hoodies and cosmetics are much more valuable.
If you have to buy more socks, underwear or shirts on your trip and then throw them away afterwards that is ok.
Besides the 22" bag we can also bring a computer backpack which we can fit all our power cords, computers, tablets, cameras and Go-pros in.
*Remember to bring storage (micro SD cards) for your cameras, I will be bringing about 10-12 cards but we have a lot of cameras and cannot guarantee that I will have spares for you to use.
Here is the computer bag I use...
Its like $80US in most stores and its got tons of room.
How To Pack Your Carry On
*If your ticket allows for 2 carry ons (depends on Airline) then you should plan on bringing back another bag, between the AutoBac's and other stops we will be making you could fill up another bag quickly, just pick up another suitcase when we are in Japan, they will be about the same price.
How To Pack Carry On Part 2 (Supplements)
Just a few more last notes here...
- Be sure to pack 2 prong chargers (you know the oldschool US chargers with no round ground on it) those will work to charge your gear while here in Japan
- Check all bag weights of checked in bags before you leave for the airport
- Check all liquid sizes on your carry on (must be 3oz or less)