Bathroom breaks are a fact of life. No matter what culture you’re from or how you feel about the world, when nature calls we all think along the same line. In Japan one can find toilets similar to the thrones back in the United States. However there are also toilets with extreme upgrades over our well known American toilet, as well as extreme downgrades. Most toilets in Japan have heated seats the help protect users from cold shock syndrome upon placement of their posteriors. There are some toilets that have automatic lid lifters that tend to scare unsuspecting users. I almost broke the door of the bathroom I was using the first time I was put in front of an automatic seat lifter. The final feature of the upgraded toilet is the washing features it offers. If one is inclined to use it all that needs to be done is the press of a button and the toilet will help clean you out. With all the features of washing toilets it’s hard to know why squatting toilets can still commonly be found in Japanese restrooms.

Toilet

Toilet