Japan and its restrooms

I wanted to dedicate a post to this.  Besides my saying to myself: "I can't believe this" about one thousand times a day, my encounter with the bathrooms of Japan was out of this world.

We have seen TOTO the intelligent toilet sprinkles water in movies.  Well, not only does it sprinkle water, but it also warms the seat, and plays music so that others waiting outside won't overhear any inappropriate sounds.   But this isn't the case of toilets in private houses, it's also the case of some toilets in public restrooms. 

Mini bathroom in the subway.

Mini bathroom in the subway.

Would you ever consider using the public restroom at the subway station?  I truly would not, but while in Japan I'd almost dare to say that we could label the experience of using a public bathroom as a tourist attraction.   Each of the restrooms we visited had something worth talking about.  Subway stations even have special restrooms for children, with children size toilets and children size sinks, everything is children size.  

Sink and toilet, all in one.

Sink and toilet, all in one.

Every single one of the restrooms was spotless.  Because we were always on the go, we always had to use the public restrooms, and being a family of four we always all had to go.  So I promise you, we got to see a lot of public restrooms!  While at the Lawson food chain, (one that's similar to the popular seven eleven stores), where we ate almost everyday, using their restroom was a must, and they were always spotless.  So to those of you who hate using disgusting public restrooms, just like my friend Mary, rest assured that when you visit Japan, you will love them.

Camila Lavori