I'm headed to Japan in about a month to travel around for a while, anyone on DN have any recommendations about things to see or do that are a little off the beaten path?
Also, any good recommendations for long term travel packs?
Can't really help you with any reccomendations but as for the bag you should definetly check out Carryology. Amazing site!
Relevant to your Japan trip interests :) http://paulstamatiou.com/photos/japan/two-weeks-in-japan/
Sunshine city in ikebukuro (An indoor amusement park dedicated to a cat character)
Guts Soul in Nakano Station (good w/ group of friends all you can eat/drink + karaoke after nearby), or just relax and enjoy diff types of japanese food yakiniku style
Check this: 15 days in Japan