The U.S. may have some catching up to do with Japan when it comes to hotel amenities. So far we’ve seen:
– toothbrushes, with tiny 2- or 3-use tubes of toothpaste
– shampoo, conditioner, body wash
– shower caps
– foldable hair brushes
– loofah-like mesh shower scrubbers (mentioned previously)
– disposable razors
I was most surprised by the disposable razors. I snagged one from our hotel in Osaka, because my beard trimmer and shitty $20 electric razor only work so well. But I forgot to bring a styptic pencil, so with my luck I’ll nick the hell out of myself when I go to use it.
The slippers also came in handy. And yeah – these specifically said “for you to take home” on the thin plastic wrapping, so I’m not straight-up stealing things. We’re currently using them at the hanare here in Kyoto as WC slippers – the trip to the toilet and bathroom can be pretty damn cold.