Looking at Japan Over the Rim of a Toilet
What are travelers most worried about when visiting a foreign country?
The food? Language? Safety?
In a recent Japanese online survey, it was revealed that 80% of Japanese travelers are most worried about the “Hygiene and Toilet Environment” in other countries. You may wonder why this should be such a big issue.
This is an introduction to the Japanese Toilet Culture, letting travelers know what a confusing but pleasant surprise is waiting for them in Japan, to answer the call of nature.
“Bidet toilets”, as they are usually called, are high-tech toilets, adapted in more than 70% of Japanese households and very commonly seen in public venues, such as shopping centers and airports.