May 29, 2004

500 yen

i just paid $5 to take a shower at tokyo narita airport.

man, it was 5 of the best bucks i`ve ever spent.

rinsing the bangkok grime and sweat off of me was quite delightful.

my five dollars bought me a half-hour rental of a bathroom.

the contents were as follows: 1 fancy bidet/toilet - which i didn`t use and regretfully didn't photograph, 1 sink, 1, 3/4 length shower, 1 dressing table of sorts in the ante-room, 1 bath towel, 1 hand towel, 1 floormat, 1 shower cap, 1 comb, 1 hair dryer, 1 roll of toilet paper, 1 oscillating fan, one container each: hair tonic, body lotion, body soap, rinse-in shampoo.

i did not use any of the complimentary hair tonic, but did partake of the body soap and the `rinse-in shampoo.`

the water pressure of the shower was excellent.

as an added bonus, the lady attendants giggled at me when i said `arrigato!`

Posted by donna at May 29, 2004 06:52 PM