Top 10 Asian Planner and Japanese Stationery Brands for Planner-Holics

Yes, we are also fans of Japanese planners like Hobonochi and Midori’s Traveler’s Notebook who can’t get enough of planners, and we've been discovering more indie planner brands all over Asia! Online stores and Pinkoi stationery shops are filled with cute Taiwanese, Korean and Japanese planners. Do you know which brands are the most planner-holic-approved? Google no more—here’s our list of 10 favorite Asian planner brands!


1. Dimanche: 1718 School Year Planner

Dimanche stationery shop offers tons of planners for different lifestyles. The 1718 School Year Planner is a back-to-school favorite among Dimanche fans, designed for the 13 months in a school year.

✔ 14.8 x 20 cm (A5)
✔ Yearly, monthly and weekly plans
✔ Removable class schedule inserts
✔ Clear book sleeve with space to hold pen
✔ 160p. 

☆ Special feature ☆
A classic planner with classic tiles or argoyle patterns make you feel special just by going back to school!


2. W²Design: Accordion Weekly Planner

W²Design has a thing for soft colors and layout designs for specific needs. This accordion design is not only cute and creative way to journal through every week in the year, it also makes it easy to compare the week before and after!

✔ 12.4 x 16.4 cm (A5)
✔ Weekly plans
✔ Colorful palettes that differs weekly
✔ Accordion style with elastic band
✔ 60p.

☆ Special feature ☆
Easily compare the weeks before and after in this accordion style planner!


3. MIDORI: Traveler’s Notebook


With its creamy paper, leather cover, and plenty of accessories from Midori and other makers, Midori Travelers Notebooks are very addictive!

✔ 13 x 21.8cm
✔ 64 blank pages
✔ Pocket for tickets and stubs
✔ A cult favorite!

☆ Special feature ☆
Each leather cover is handmade in Chiang Mai in northern Thailand!

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4. LiveworkSlow and Steady Planner

Korean brand Liveworks’ Slow and Steady collection has sweet cotton-candy covers and in-depth worksheets—perfect for the hard-working dreamer.

✔ 14.8 x 21cm (A5)
✔ Daily and weekly plans designed for four months
✔ Beautiful moon phases on pastel cover
✔ Undated sheets
✔ 192p.

☆ Special feature ☆
A four-month planner to go after your goal with!


5. NutsWeek Calendar

Nuts keeps a few creative types in mind when designing planners. The Week Calendar is for those who are serious about getting every week planned out and every result delivered.

✔ 11 x 21 cm
✔ Monthly and weekly plans
✔ Raised print on cover
✔ Book sleeve designed for holding your place like a bookmark
✔ 160p.

☆ Special feature ☆
Great for writing with fountain pen!


6. Hobonichi: Hobonichi Techo Planner


Look no further than Hobonichi planners for premium quality, low-key luxe and detail-obsessed designs. This Techo Planner is the English version of the Japanese Techo Original.

✔ 10.5 x 14.5cm (A6)
✔ Yearly, monthly and daily plans
✔ One page per day; plenty of space
✔ Engraved “techo” Kanji characters; year labeled on the spine
✔ 448p.

☆ Special feature ☆
Hand-picked daily quotes that touch your heart and make you smile—no cliché!

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7. Uhplus: Family Crest Fabric Planner


Uhplus fabric planner are filled with nostalgia for the old classics. With a crest and traditional patterns, this fabric cover collection is a tribute to the arts and legends of the Japanese Edo period! (Here's more about Kyoto-style patterns!)

✔ 13 x 18cm (B6)
✔ Yearly, monthly and weekly plans
✔ Fabric closure that serves as penholder
✔ Goal plan pages
✔ 192p.

☆ Special feature ☆
Includes a yearly vision page to help you set goals for the new year!


8. Asitano TechoHand-dyed Cover Planner


For the truly wafu (Japanese style)-obsessed, Asitano Techo planners are painting, dyeing, and bookbinding arts all in one.

✔ 10.5 x 17.5cm
✔ Yearly and monthly plan
✔ Hand-dyed Japanese gauze
✔ Complimentary customizeable details

☆ Special feature ☆
From the handmade fabric cover to the options for the binding thread, bookmark and page layout, this is truly one-of-a-kind artisan planner.

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9. Mark’s: Planner


From Mark’s EDIT notebooks to the schedule planners, Planner is the one designed for travel, commuting and business!

✔ 14.8 x 21cm  (A5)
✔ Yearly, monthly and weekly plans
✔ Vinyl cover and pouch
✔ World time zones, Japanese metro maps and dialogue translations
✔ 128p.

☆ Special feature ☆
A zipper pouch, slots, slits, pockets and penholder!


10. AIUEO: UB corn GR Planner


Filled with cute and colorful stationery, AIUEO is a heaven for zakka nerds. The UB corn GR planner is packed with ice cream-colors, illustrations, and even origami papers!

✔ 13 x 18cm (B6)
✔ Embroidery applique on cover; origami paper sheets
✔ Yearly, monthly and weekly plans
✔ World time zones illustrated with breakfasts of the world

☆ Special feature ☆
Adorable characters and colorful paper goods will start off your days with happiness!


Which one is your dream planner

Let’s talk about planners!

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Text: Melissa

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