I wouldn’t mind much on what to bring if I travel alone haha. For my trip to Tokyo last year, I was even more concerned on stuffs I need to prepare for bringing my breastmilk back. Warm clothes what?
But this trip is a family trip. Bringing non-essential stuffs is going to be inevitable 😓
OK, first thing first.
We will be there for autumn; and the temperature is going to be around 14 degrees. I don’t think it will be a problem for me cause I had experienced worse before, but it will be an issue for Husband and Zal cause : 1) Husband has never experienced cold weather before, 2) Zal is not exactly resistant to cold weather either.
So it’s clear we need to have some ransom. Off we go to visit Uniqlo!
Oh btw, we love love Uniqlo stuffs! Of course they are a bit on the pricey side, but their stuffs are good for the price they are offering. Zal’s singlet are mostly from Uniqlo, and they are all really airy and soft. Perfect for him who’s sweating a lot.
After several trips to Uniqlo, finally we have our stuffs ready.
I was thinking to get Zal a knitted glove, but this boy is not exactly someone who likes to wear extra stuffs other than his clothes. We’ll just buy one in Tokyo if needed, anyway.
As for our own stuffs…
Look at my pity stuffs.. OK, I didn’t realise that I only bought one inner, one legging, and one coat! Compared to what Husband has bought, my stuffs looked so pathetic.
But in my defence, I am already covered from head to toe anyway 😉
Food in Tokyo is expensive, and with Zal along, we can’t just keep eating konbini stuffs. So we are going to bring some homemade food as well. On top of my list are:
- Instant noodles
- Soy sauce
- Sambal sauce
- … and the list goes on.
Small pan, eating utensils, and washing sponge
This is a special case for us. Since we’re renting the place from non-Muslims, we’re gonna need to use our own pan and eating utensils when we want to cook and eat something at home. We also need to use our own washing sponge to wash them.
Chargers and travel adaptor
SUPER IMPORTANT. How can we survive without our gadgets in Tokyo? No really, when you’re not Japanese, you can only rely on your gadget to navigate your way in Japan.
We are planning to shoot a lot of pictures of Zal with momiji/ginko!
For Zal when he’s bored on 7 hour flights. We downloaded a bunch of apps and Youtube videos and we kept them from him so they would be a big surprise for him on the day.
Medicine and Ointment
Some basic medicines if we happened to get sick. Hopefully we don’t need to use them at all. And some moisturiser because the weather is gonna be cold and dry during our time there.
Towels, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and Zal’s stuffs.
Passport + Important Documents
Including tickets to Disney Sea, Disney Land, and directions to our AirBnB place.
The good thing with renting AirBnB is that we don’t need to bring a lot of clothes since we can wash regularly. In our case, we washed every day and the dryer function made it possible for our clothes to be ready the next day.
So yeah, that’s pretty much what we prepared for our trip. Next: itinerary!