Fully booked for July

Posted on May 14, 2014 | genkijacs

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Summer holidays are just around the corner, and we are excited to announce that GenkiJACS Tokyo and Fukuoka are fully booked up for the month of July!

We are still accepting a few bookings for August, but spaces are filling up fast, so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment!

Hand towels

Posted on May 02, 2014 | genkijacs

Today, we'd like to introduce you to the Japanese custom of hand towels. A hand towel is a small (usually about the size of a face cloth) towel you carry with you in your purse or bag. A lot of public restrooms in Japan don't offer paper towels, so people who don't like to use electric air dryers carry their own towels with them. This is such a big thing in Japan that these towels can be bought as special gifts, and are often quite pricey (designer hand towels by the likes of Louis Vuitton and Hermes can often go for up to ¥10,000, with limited edition towels such as the Hermes set below going for over ¥30,000).

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Of course, for the rest of us, the hand towels sold at ¥100 shops work just as well, and won't break the budget quite as badly :-)