Have You Seen the Toilets in Japan?

toilets in japan



Seriously, why is no one talking about the toilets in Japan? I’ve met people that have traveled to Japan, I’ve read blogs about Japan, I work with a Japanese woman.. why did I physically have to go to Japan to find out about the toilets?

So whats the big deal?

Well, lets talk about my first encounter with a toilet in Japan. I walk in the stall, and the seat automatically opens. WTF? So I did what any normal person would do and walked out of the stall and into it again. Amazing. Wow, okay.

So naturally, the next step in going to the bathroom is sitting down. Sorry for the visuals. Anyway, what I’m getting to is that the toilet seat is heated. Now, this caused some confusion at first, as I wasn’t sure if it was warm from someone sitting there (ew?) or actually heated. But I have since confirmed that they are indeed heated.

Back to the story, if you look to your side, you will see this:

toilets in japan



A control panel. Front bidet, back bidet, oscillation… pressure? I started to have a feeling that these toilets are made more for the ladies.

I also can’t forget to mention that there is a button for “fake flush”…

toilets in japan


The bathrooms in Japan really spoil you, as opposed to arriving in the Newark airport and finding pee on the seat of the first 3 stalls I walked into.


The rest of us better watch out, because Japan is ahead of us all.

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