List of things to bring when traveling to Bangkok, Thailand! An explanation of the essentials for women and what you don’t actually need.

I love Thailand so much that I go there at least twice a year, and I make a list of what I bring with me each time.

The list is divided into essentials and useful items, so please check the essentials first.

There is also a box where you can put a checkmark, so you can check your luggage as you go.

I’m sure this will be helpful to any ladies out there who are heading to Thailand!

Explaining what to bring on a trip to Thailand

Essentials for traveling in Thailand

Passport (and a copy of your passport)

Don’t forget your passport. Make sure you check it again the morning of your departure.

Also, make sure you have a copy of your passport in case you lose it. It may help the process go more smoothly.

I keep my passport and valuables in the following security pouch.

Airline Ticket

Don’t forget to bring your airline ticket with you if you have one.

If you have an e-ticket, print it out and bring it with you.

Cash

Be sure to bring cash with you. It is cheaper to exchange money locally in Thailand. .

So, just take some dollars and exchange them when you arrive at the airport in Thailand.

As for cash, you only need to have $100 x the number of days you are staying.

Many places in Thailand accept credit cards, so if you overspend, you can pay with your card.

Credit cards (two or more)

Take a credit card along with your cash.

A credit card is a good thing to have in case you get into trouble and can’t handle it with cash.

It is also a good idea to take at least two credit cards with you, preferably three.

This is because the cards you normally use may not work at some stores.

Paper showing the contents of your overseas travel insurance coverage

Make sure you have travel insurance before you go. It is also a good idea to bring a form with you that shows the details of your coverage.

C plug (the shape of the outlet is different from that in Japan)

There are two types of electrical outlets: one is the same as in Japan, and the other is C plug, which is a different shape than in Japan.

Many places have the same shape as in Japan, but there are also hotels with C plug outlets, so bring a C plug with you.

It is also convenient to have one plug that is compatible with outlets around the world, so you can use it in any country.

Medicine (Seirogan)

Bring any medication you are used to taking with you from Japan.

Also, some people get stomachaches in Thailand, so bring some seirogan with you.

I always bring EVE and Seirogan which have antipyretic and analgesic properties.

Makeup tools

Don’t forget to put your regular makeup tools in your bag.

Especially since you may forget to use them the morning of the trip, please check before you leave.

Thailand is hot all year round and you will sweat quite a bit when walking around during the day.

It’s a good idea to bring makeup tools that you use in the summer in Japan. .

Also, since you’ll be taking a lot of pictures, it’s a good idea to wear flashy lip and eye makeup to make you look good.

Contacts

If you normally wear contacts, don’t forget to pack them.

I bring enough for two days in addition to the number of days I’m traveling just in case.

Glasses

If you normally wear glasses, please don’t forget them.

It’s easy to forget your glasses when you switch to contacts in the morning, especially if you use both glasses and contacts.

I once went on a trip without my glasses, and it was quite inconvenient.

Please make sure you put your glasses in the morning of the day.

Camera (make sure there is an SD card in it)

If you’re bringing a camera, make sure you have a SD card and batteries in the set.

I always take an Olympus camera with me.

Even a beginner camera user can take beautiful pictures with it, and I recommend it for travel cameras.

Charger for camera and phone

Don’t forget to bring chargers for your camera and smartphone.

iPhones and recent smartphones and cameras are compatible with Thai voltage, so you can use them without a transformer.

Shampoo, conditioner, and body soap

Shampoo, conditioner, and body soap are available at the hotel, so you don’t need them if you want to reduce your luggage.

However, many hotels have rinse-in shampoo, so if you have a favorite, you’d better bring it with you because it will make your hair crunchy.

Lotion, milky lotion, and body cream

Hotels can be dry, so be sure to bring something that can moisturize your whole body.

Lotion and milky lotion are not available at the hotel.

Change of clothes, underwear, and socks

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You should also bring a change of clothes for a few days.

You will sweat a lot when you are in Thailand, so it is best to bring enough clothes for a few days.

It is also a good idea for women to bring a neat looking dress so that they can go to formal places.

It’s easy to forget, but socks are also useful to bring.

This is useful when the airplane cabin is cold or you get a sore shoe.

Your clothes will also be less bulky if you have a pouch that can be compressed by simply zipping it closed, like the one below.

パジャマ

There are no pajamas in hotels in Thailand, so be sure to bring your own.

Don’t forget to put them in your bag on the morning of your departure!

Sandals

Since it is hot in Thailand, it is convenient to bring sandals with you.

Also, when it rains in Thailand, the drainage system does not work properly and the roads are sometimes soaked, so in that case, it is better to walk around in sandals.

If you have a pair of black sandals, you can easily match them with any outfit.

Towels for wiping sweat

You will sweat a lot when you are sightseeing during the day in Thailand, so it is a good idea to have enough towels to wipe your sweat off.

Toothbrush

Many hotels in Thailand do not have toothbrushes.

Bring disposable ones from Japan.

Slippers

Some hotels in Thailand do not have slippers.

It is good to have slippers when you relax in the hotel or on the plane.

Hats for sun protection

It gets quite hot during the day in Thailand, exceeding 30 degrees Celsius.

Be sure to bring a sun hat to protect yourself from heat stroke.

Rain gear (folding umbrella)

In particular, April to October is the rainy season in Thailand, and there is a possibility of downpours every evening.

From November to February is the dry season when rainfall decreases, so if you want to pack less, you may not need to.

A folding umbrella that can also be used in the rain is a good way to prevent sunburn.

I also bring a parka that repels water.

Really handy to use as a hoodie on a regular basis, and in place of a raincoat when it rains!

A carry-on bag for liquids

If you are bringing liquids on board an airplane, you must place them in a zippered, resealable, clear plastic bag with a capacity of no more than one liter.

The liquid itself should be placed in a container of 100 ml (g) or less. The size of the bag is not that strict, but it’s a good idea to have one that meets the regulations just in case.

Sunscreen

The UV rays in Thailand are very strong, and you can easily get sunburned after a day of sightseeing, so be sure to bring sunscreen.

The sunscreen is applied to the skin, so it is best to bring one from a Japanese manufacturer.

Bug spray

Thailand is prone to mosquito bites. Take something with you that can protect you from insects.

Mosquito bites in Thailand can lead to dengue fever.

Be sure to take insect repellent measures.

Band-Aids

Keep a band-aid handy in case you get a shoe sore or scrape.

Wings

Thailand is a hot country, but stores and airplane cabins are often coldly air-conditioned.

It is always recommended to bring a long-sleeved undergarment with you.

What to bring on your trip to Thailand

モバイルバッテリー

It’s a good idea to have a mobile battery with you in case your phone runs out of charge during the day.

Especially if you are planning to take pictures with your cell phone, you should have a mobile battery with you.

This is because when you use the camera function, the battery will run out of charge sooner than you think.

The one above is compact enough to fit in your pocket and can charge your iphone twice.

Small change purse

In addition to your main wallet, it is useful to have a coin purse that can hold about $20.

You don’t have to worry about keeping it in a place where it is easy to get in and out of, so it is easy to use.

Security Pouch

Although Thailand is a safe country, it is a good idea to have a secure pouch to carry your cash, passport, and credit cards.

The one above can be worn under your clothes without any discomfort. This way, it won’t be stolen.

It is also safe in dormitories.

Wet wipes

Hand wipes are not provided in Thai restaurants. Therefore, it is a good idea to have wet wipes and hand shine gel with you when you eat.

Tissue

Sometimes there are no tissues in the toilets in Thailand… So be sure to bring tissues with you when you go sightseeing during the day.

Ziploc

Ziploc is easy to use for anything.

It’s useful for storing uneaten snacks, wet clothes or sandals, or a folded umbrella.

Eco bag

Keep one eco-bag handy while sightseeing.

I only put my guidebook and plastic bottle in my eco-bag, and try not to open and close my bag containing my valuables and phone too often.

It’s also handy for storing souvenirs bought while sightseeing!

Foldable carry-on bag

On the way back from a trip, you will have more luggage than on the way there.

It is a good idea to have a carry-on bag that you can put the souvenirs you bought in.

Plastic bags

Plastic bags are useful for putting trash, wet items, and other things. Keep a few in your bag.

Mask

These days, there are also masks that moisturize the skin and throat.

Hair irons that can be used overseas

You can buy a hair iron that can handle foreign voltage for about $30 these days.

Useful apps for traveling in Thailand

Grab, a car-hailing app

Grab App 

Before you go on a trip to Thailand, you should definitely download a car-delivery app called “Grab”.

Using Grab, you can get around Bangkok cheaply and efficiently.

It is cheaper than regular cabs, and since the price is fixed in advance, there is no need to get into trouble with the driver.

Some cabs in Thailand don’t use the meter properly, so Grab is by far the most convenient!

SMS verification (phone number required) is required for registration, so download and register while you are in Japan.

For your first ride, try using the coupon code below.

Coupon Code: GRABSEKAKIMI

What should I bring that I don’t need for my trip to Thailand?

No visa required for stays of 30 days or less


Thailand does not require a visa if you are traveling for tourism purposes and your stay is less than 30 days.

Passports must be valid for at least 6 months upon entry, so make sure to check before you leave.

In many cases, you don’t even need a transformer

Voltage is different from Japan, but some can be used as is

Camera and phone chargers are compatible with overseas voltages, so you don’t need a transformer.

Don’t worry, you can also charge your iPhone without a transformer.

The voltage in Thailand is 220 V. If the electronic devices you use say “100-240V” on them, they can be used up to 240 V, so you can use them in Thailand.

There are two types of electrical outlets in Thailand, one is the same as in Japan and the other is C-type.
There are two types of electrical outlets in Thailand: the same shape as in Japan, and a different shape called “C-type”.

It would be nice if the hotel you stay at has the same shape as in Japan, but there are also “C-type” outlets, so it is a good idea to have a conversion plug with you.

Beware of LCCs! Checked baggage fees may not be included

If you are traveling to Thailand by LCC (Air Asia, etc.), please make sure to check if the checked baggage fee is included in the ticket price.

What is checked baggage?

This is the cost of the baggage you check in at the check-in counter; LCC fees often do not include the cost of checked baggage.

If you check in at the counter on the day of your flight, you will be charged an additional fee of about $20, so make sure you check before you go.

You can take up to 7 kg per person in your carry-on


When I flew with Air Asia, I kept my luggage to 7 kg or less and only brought carry-on luggage.

Checked baggage costs about $50, so you can save money by limiting it to 7 kg.

By the way, I added the option of checked baggage only on the way back at that time.

List of items that are convenient to bring on board


When packing, it is helpful to prepare separately for carry-on and checked baggage.

Keep your valuables close to you and in your carry-on

  • Passport
  • Cash
  • Credit card
  • Camera

Checked baggage is basically something you leave to others.

Put everything you don’t want to lose in your carry-on and take care of it yourself.

Put hard-to-find local items in your carry-on

    • Medicine
    • Guidebook
    • Makeup tools
    • Cosmetics
    • Contacts
    • Glasses
    • Chargers, mobile batteries

If your suitcase is checked in in Japan, it may not make it to the airport in Thailand.

It is also advisable to take medicines, guidebooks, cosmetics, and other items that are difficult to obtain locally in your carry-on.

It is also a rule that mobile batteries should be carried on board.

Save version! Checklist of things to bring on your trip to Thailand

I have put together a checklist of things to bring with you on your trip to Thailand, as described in this article.

You can check the boxes on the left side of the page, so please use it to check before you leave.

List of essentials for traveling in Thailand

You can check the box on the far left and use it for confirmation.

Passport Don’t forget your passport. Bring a copy as well
Airline ticket Print it out if it is an electronic ticket
Cash You can exchange money in Thailand, so bring dollars
Credit cards Have at least two, preferably three
Overseas travel insurance documents Bring travel insurance or a credit card that can be made for free and provides travel insurance
C plug Because the shape of electrical outlets in Thailand is different from Japan in some places
Medicine Familiar medicine and seirogan
Makeup tools Makeup tools you usually use
Contacts Contacts for everyday use. Also a spare.
Glasses Make sure you put them in your bag in the morning
Camera Make sure the camera is set up with an SD card and batteries
Camera and phone chargers Don’t forget each charger
Shampoo, etc. If you want to use something you normally use, bring it with you
Lotion, milky lotion, cream Hotels are dry, so have something that can moisturize your whole body
Changing clothes, underwear, and socks You will sweat a lot in Thailand, so a change of clothes for a few days is a must
Pajamas Thai hotels don’t have pajamas, so I’ll bring my own
Sandals Because it’s hot, it’s convenient to have sandals
A towel for wiping sweat Sweat, so have enough towels for a few days
Toothbrush Many hotels in Thailand do not have toothbrushes
Slippers Many hotels in Thailand do not have slippers
Hat Hats are a must to prevent heat stroke
Rain gear (folding umbrella) Rain gear is a must during the rainy season from April to October
Guidebook to Thailand For girls, aruco is recommended
Sunscreen Because it’s on your skin, it should be something you’re familiar with
Bug spray There are many mosquitoes, so bring your own or buy locally
Band-Aids For when you get a shoe sore or scrape
Tissue Because some toilets in Thailand do not have toilet paper
Wet wipes For wiping hands before meals

Useful things to have when traveling in Thailand

Mobile battery If you take photos with your smartphone, you should bring it with you
Rental wifi Global WiFi is recommended
Security pouch Hide your valuables under your clothes for peace of mind
Small change purse Convenient to keep separate from your main wallet
Ziploc Convenient for keeping wet things in
Eco-bag Place the souvenirs and guidebooks you bought
A larger bag to hold souvenirs Bag for storing more souvenirs on the way back
Plastic bag Place trash and wet items in the bag
Mask Good to have to prevent dryness on the plane
Things to do to pass the time on board LCCs are something you can kill time with because there are no personal monitors
Hair irons that can be used overseas It is convenient to have a hair iron that is compatible with overseas voltage

Don’t forget anything and enjoy your trip to Thailand

Don’t forget anything, and have a great trip to Thailand!

In the morning of the day, let’s go and check again the important things like glasses, cosmetics, passport, etc.

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