#217 Heat Packs

Heat packs or kairo/カイロ are a winter essential.

They are soft packets that release heat over the space of 5-10 hours.kairo2

The pocket hand warmer variety are quite cheap – around 30-50 yen.

But you can buy bigger ones that stick to your clothing to keep you warm on the move.



3 thoughts on “#217 Heat Packs

  1. Excuse me, I will have my first trip to Japan in February and I would like to buy this product.
    Could you please advise me where I can get it in Tokyo? In super market or in local cosmetics shop?
    Your advice is much appreciated.

    • Everywhere! Convenience stores, drug stores, kiosks at stations. The packages are usually an orange/red color. Or you can ask in the shop for “kairo” and the staff can help you!

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