What to Pack for Tokyo, Japan – Packing Light

What to Pack for Toyko, Japan Packing Light List #packinglist #packinglight #travellight #travel #livelovesara

T-shirt • J.Crew | Dressy Top • Mango | Long Sleeve • Mango | Classic Blouse • Topshop | Black Blouse • H&M | Black Sweater • H&M | Grey Pullover • Mango | Cardigan • Chico’s | Light Jacket • H&M | Dark Denim • Gap | Casual Denim • H&M | Black Trousers • H&M | Skirt • Zara | Dress • Marks and Spencer | Scarf • Mango | Hat • Vince Camuto | Sunglasses • Rayban | Sneakers • Converse | Flats • Jeffery Campbell | Boots • Sam Edelman | Purse • Fiorelli | Clutch • Asos |

I received this request multiple times so I figured I should probably do one. The month of April is arguably the best month to visit Japan. It is sunny with spring flowers and the start of the Cherry Blossom Festival which attracts people from all around the world who want to see first hand the beauty of it. The end of April is what they call Golden Week which is are a series of 4 national holidays in spring. They are on non consecutive days but many people use this time to take holidays for the entire week (note that costs of flights increase during this week).

With a daily average around 19°C and one of the lower months for rain, April is a perfect time for travel. The weather becomes chilly at night so extra layers and a light coat will be necessary. Also note that while anything goes clothing-wise for sightseeing (generally speaking, proper attire for religious places may be required) people tend to dress up more for dinner. That means change from your jeans to a skirt/dress/dress pants and your good to go. I’ll also point out that it is customary to remove your shoes before entering people’s homes, this should be taken in to consideration if you are contemplating bringing shoes that are hard to get on and off. I’d stick with slip-on style flats, easy to tie sneakers, or short, easy to get on boots to avoid any issues.

April isn’t usually too rainy so rain gear isn’t necessary. You can always pick up an inexpensive umbrella almost anywhere along the way if necessary. I also wanted to point out that I included more pieces in this list than I usually do. This is because of the dressing up for dinners custom, I added the skirt to have more dressy options. You could easily omit that plus several other pieces if you have access to laundry regularly and it will cut down the list significantly. Remember that your travel outfit comes out of these pieces as well, you do not wear other clothes in addition to the pieces in the lists. It’s all about mix and match pieces and creatively pairing.

Outfit options for these pieces can be found in this post.

Have you ever experiences the Cherry Blossom Festival first hand?

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