Posted: October 27, 2012 Filed under: Japanese Toilets, Toilets at Bars & Pubs | Tags: footpath, japan, kyoto, pebbles
A Japanese stone footpath surrounded by pebbles leading to this toilet in Bar Vis-a-Vis, Kyoto
Posted: October 26, 2012 Filed under: Japanese Toilets, Toilets at Hotels | Tags: japan, light, osaka, visibility
Lighting the way from the rim to the bottom of the bowl at the Osaka Hana Hostel
Posted: October 26, 2012 Filed under: Interesting Signs or Graffiti, Japanese Toilets, Toilets at Hotels | Tags: bathroom, frogs, japan, osaka, sign
A very cute sign offering love from frogs in the bathroom at the Osaka Hana Hostel. I’m not quite sure what the ‘it’ is though!
Posted: October 26, 2012 Filed under: Interesting Signs or Graffiti, Japanese Toilets, Toilets at Hotels | Tags: aim, japan, man, osaka, sign
A philosophical saying posted above the urinal at the Hana Hostel in the Japanese city of Osaka
Posted: July 17, 2012 Filed under: Japanese Toilets, Touristy Toilets | Tags: bidet, foreign style, japan, japanese bathroom, tokyo, travel
In May 2012 I went on an adventure to Japan, where I spent a week wandering the incredible vending-machine-filled streets of Tokyo, eating the most delicious food, marvelling at the architecture and visiting countless temples. It was truly a mind-blowing country and I look forward to returning one day soon to see more.
Naturally, I also used my holiday as an opportunity to gain some insight into Japanese bathroom culture, and here is what I found: 🙂
It all began on Jetstar
My first ever view of a bidet! It scared me.
Some lovely flowers at Hama-rikyu garden
And some hanging ornaments in the same restroom in Hama-rikyu
The funkiest cafe in the world
Accessible urinals at a train station in Nikko
Bamboo view at Hokokuji Temple
Out of order
Rows of urinals
Up the stairs
Hopefully that’s inspired you to make the trip over if you haven’t been already!
(Oh, and if you want to see some non-toilet-related pics from my holiday, you can check them out at Flickr)