Asia Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 14 days Japan itinerary. First timers.
  2. 2 Japan for Foodies
  3. 3 Trip Report David's Abbreviated Trip Report-Japan, Part 2-Sakura 2017
  4. 4 Japan Cherry Blossom 2018
  5. 5 Trip Report Taipei Art Scene - Travel Report
  6. 6 Advice itinerary trip Thailand/Laos in July
  7. 7 Singapore weather in August/September
  8. 8 Trip Report Across Uzbekistan with MIR
  9. 9 One night in Osaka
  10. 10 Trip Report Japan's Kyushu: Takachiho Gorge - Travel Report
  11. 11 First time going abroad
  12. 12 Sapporo to Lake Akan
  13. 13 First Time to Japan..Itin Advice Needed
  14. 14 sri lanka two places, two hotels
  15. 15 Backpacking on a budget
  16. 16 Trip Report Googling to going...to Gujarat!
  17. 17 10 Days in Japan- Itinerary Review
  18. 18 travel to shirakawago from kyoto
  19. 19 Do It Yourself/No taxi Tour in China?
  20. 20 electric plug
  21. 21 Day trips from Sapporo
  22. 22 Etiquette in Japan
  23. 23 Northern Thailand Options
  24. 24 Kurashiki versus Kosanji Temple
  25. 25 Bhutan travel operator and number of days
View next 25 » Back to the top

Need suitcase help...packing for 4 years studying in Japan!!!

Jump to last reply

So, the only time I've ever traveled before was way back when I was 15 and I only went to Vegas for a week. This will be my first time traveling alone 100% and it'll be my first time out of country. And as well, I'll be gone for 4 years! I may even end up staying there to live and work. So I really need some help.

I've been looking at bags and was currently looking into something from American Tourister. At first I was thinking to get a 29 inch spinner bag, but I've read that 29 inches is really big and it sounds like, probably too big for my needs. So I was wondering, would 25 or 21 inches be better? I intend to have the bag checked regardless, but I'm also going to have to take the bags on a bus when I land in Narita to get to the university. I'm very weak (fuuu..) which is why I decided a spinner would be best for me, so I want a bag that's easy to handle so I was considering the 21 inch as most people seem to agree that 25 is a bit hard to maneuver. But would 21 inches be too small to pack for a trip of such length?? I can, of course, buy things when I get there. I should be able to fit shirts and dresses fine but I have a feeling my hips are too big to fit most (if not all) pants. (I wear a US size 6, although I hope to lose about 10 pounds! When I was 10 pounds lighter I was able to wear a size 4 in most brands).

But anyway, what are your opinions? What bag will be big enough for such a big trip, but also easy enough for a weakling like me to handle? >__<; Do you have any specific bag you would recommend??

I've also been having trouble finding a good carry-on bag. I intend to bring my laptop in it, as well as my canon camera and maybe other things, too. But I can't find a bag that looks like it would comfortably and safely store both of those things. :/ If you can suggest any, I'd be really happy.

Thanks!

13 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement