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Planning For Japan – My New Guide Book!

planning for japan guide book

It’s just over four weeks until I head to Japan (eek!) and you can take advantage of my extensive planning with my new Japan guide! It’s been really hard to draw a line and publish it as I keep finding fun new things to add every day. I do need to get on with my own itinerary though.


Unlike my Tokyo Shopping Guide, this isn’t a guide to places I’ve already visited, but instead contains a directory of over 200 shops, cafes, museums, galleries and more. Each listing includes enough information for you to choose your favourites and do more research to end up with a personalised guide for your own cute and creative trip.

Here’s the contents:

  • FOOD AND DRINK (Character Cafes, Cute Cafes, Cute Snacks On The Go, Cafés & Restaurants, Fast Food, Konbini)
  • ANIMAL CAFES (Cats, Bunnies & Hedgehogs, Owls & Birds, Animal Villages)
  • SHOPPING (Art & Crafts, Books & Zines, Fashion, Food & Drink, Homeware & Lifestyle Goods, Kawaii & Character Goods)
  • FUN THINGS TO DO (Places of Interest, City Tours, Events, Unique Hotels)
  • RESOURCES (My Favourite Websites, Useful Sites, Guide Books, iPhone & Android Apps, Travel Tips)

Tons of information! It’s only available as a PDF and will be discontinued once I write a new book/guide on my return. You can buy it now from Etsy or Payhip for £5 (+VAT in the EU, sorry).

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Hello! I’m Marceline Smith, the designer and owner of Asking For Trouble. I create illustrated stationery, accessories and gifts using my cute characters inspired by Japanese kawaii. This is my business and personal blog where I write about my creative doings, inspirations, travels, Japan trips and daily life. Read more »

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