#2 Weird & Wonderful Toilets
You just don't know the pleasure of sitting down on a warm toilet seat when you've had to get up in the middle of a chilly night. Our bums are spoiled. I never knew what I was missing. We are seriously considering getting a Japanese toilet for our US house.
Toilets are heated.
They have all sorts of cleaning options.
They can play music/fake flush to mask unpleasant sounds in public restrooms.
You sometimes have an option of a strong flush & smaller flushes.
Some have sinks on the back for more efficient water use.
In homes, toilets are in separate rooms from the rest of the bathroom - there's no waiting to take your shower while your brother (let's say Tim, here) is reading the morning paper on the toilet.
Japan has a mix of "seat" toilets and squat public toilets.
Japanese public bathrooms are normally very clean, which makes it nice when you're out for a night on the town, sightseeing, at a concert or any other place that usually has questionable bathrooms.
What may be the most uncomfortable part of the trip is that that there will be 7 of us (well, 6 1/2 - Lola only uses the toilet when she wants to) sharing one toilet for two weeks.
So when you finally make it into that closet sized room - enjoy the warm seat and try one of the features (please make sure you are sitting down if you are playing with the buttons).
|A sink that does it all - lather, wash, dry|
|Regular buttons on a toilet - most do not have nice English translations|