Japan is famous for its high tech toilets. But the country also has some truly unique restrooms to go with those fancy toilets.
While other countries also have amazing restrooms, Japan has some truly unique water closets. Let’s have a look at what website Naver has flushed out.
A restroom stall in Fukui Prefecture with a squat toilet surrounded by a garden. Picture: tmania
Once again, a wider view. Dig that footpath? Picture: mymemo
And here is a Western style toilet at the same establishment. Picture: mymemo
At Chinrai, a ramen restaurant in Chiba, the restroom is hidden behind a bookshelf, and you must press a DVD box to open it. [Photos: Tabelog
The toilet itself isn’t remarkable. The way you get to it is very cool, though.
The Robot Restaurant in Tokyo has a shiny restroom. Picture: DJ_caesar_AKIBA
This toilet was spotted at a restaurant called Tamaya in Gifu Prefecture. It is shinier. Picture: onakaippai2
And a wider view for those who like wider views. Picture: veri_aa
The urinal is gold, too! Picture: rtv_i
And here is where you wash your hands. Picture: payataco_22
A ski jump toilet at a ski resort restaurant. Makes sense. Picture: The Madarao
The restroom in the building above Sapporo Station sure has a nice view. Picture: HiddenLounge
This is on the 38th floor, mind you. At night, few places are better for peeing. Picture: taka06x
Restaurant Mumin Papa in Hyogo Prefecture is right on the beach with an aquarium toilet. Note that this restroom is for women only!
It’s like BioShock, the toilet. [Photos: maaari184
You can see fish! Picture: mastar1981
Turtles! Picture: ichinon@Tabelog
The vast majority of restrooms in Japan are rather dull. They’re nothing to write home about, and that’s not me taking the piss. It’s true! Though, every once in a while, you will stumble into an amazing restroom like above, or a slick, new one like below:
The above Japanese restroom even lets you know via a flatscreen which stalls are occupied and vacant.