A lot of people have black suitcases. This makes it hard to find yours when waiting at the baggage claim area. Some will tie a coloured scarf or put one of those ”suitcase belt” thingy in order to differentiate theirs from the others. Scarfs get untied and sometimes the luggage is placed in a way that hides the scarf from view. That belt/strap often unclips or breaks during transport so it’s not a sure thing either.

I remedied this situation by purchasing a bright yellow hardcover suitcase. Not only can I immediately spot mine on the carousel or on the floor somewhere but no thief wants to steal a big bright yellow suitcase. It also prevents any scenario where someone picks up my black suitcase thinking it’s their black suitcase.


Christian is a Montreal based traveler and hobbyist photographer. He has a regular 9 to 5 job but will use his passport whenever he can. His photos are nothing to write home about but he likes to share them nonetheless. Talk to him about all things Japan. English is not his strong point so please let him know if you spot any mistakes.

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