I’ve been down this road of considering this for a really long time at this point.
I have a 5 year old journal from Midori, that I’m fine with. Nothing to complain about, but I don’t love it either. And not long after I started using it I discovered the thing Hobonichi have and started to regret it.
For most of the year I have moved back and forth about if I should get the Hobonichi one or not, and last week I decided to actually do it. It is dated so I’ll start using it on 1st of January.
My existing journal will be changed into being a gratitude journal, and the new one will be used like I use my current one and used the Leuchtturm1917 one before that. And that is to write the most important thing of the day.
The reason I’ve been wanting to get this one is mostly because of how much I enjoy the Hobonichi journals but also because their format is two pages per day.
Left page is a A5 (or A6 if you get that model) divided into 5 (one for each year) and then a full page on the right for whatever you want.