Thursday, 19 April 2012

All About Toilets

We interrupt the current series of Yufuin posts and present you with another Japan convenience that we love; apart from vending machines, trains and stuff...

Some people take photos of food that they enjoy. Nowadays, taking photos before a meal is absolutely normal.

But there are also people who can be quite OCD about the toilet experiences they had while on vacation. I've posted about toilets in Japan before. Search them, if you are interested. But with such interesting arrays of hi-tech toilets in Japan, can you really blame me?

Toilets in trains are particularly interesting.
A really nice toilet on the Yufuin no mori train, a resort express with top speed of 120km/h plying the route from Hakata to Beppu.
A green walled toilet on the Huis Ten Bosch limited express train that runs from Hakata to Huis Ten Bosch theme park. Quite spacious for a toilet on a train, don't you think?
This - stainless steel, very sterile looking squat toilet on a particularly swaying trip on a JR Shikoku 2000 series, Anpanman painted Shiokaze train from Okayama to Matsuyama.

Found another squat toilet on train, a very bright lime green squat toilet on the Resort Shirakami train. Go on, search it. It's somewhere in this blog. ;p
Train station toilets:
Theme parks toilets:
At Huis Ten Bosch
Then of course the hotel toilets.
I think I got a few malls' toilets photos stashed away somewhere too. Lemme go and look. ^^

43 comments:

  1. They are usual toilets for me. :)
    Are there large differences from other countries?

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    1. Uh-oh, Cocomino, you don't want to know what "toilets" in Africa look like ... @_@

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    2. But Cocomino, you miss the point.

      This is me taking notes on toilets, much like others taking notes and photos of food.

      That said, how many big cities can you still find squat toilets readily available apart from Japan? xD

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    3. Rurousha darling,
      I'd consider that as naturally fertilising the soil with our own effort? heh heh

      Reminds me of my days camping and needing to wipe using leaves.

      Do you know that in Islam, when there is absolutely no water; using sand dust or even stones is permissible and you are considered clean. It's called tayammum. Just saying...

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    4. Natural self-applied fertilization? LOL!

      Stones?! o_0 This old Africa hiker knows all about leaves, but ... stones? You can't pick up a stone to do the deed - what if there's a scorpion under the stone! ;)

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    5. How about a dried stick? Would you consider that? ;p

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    6. Lina, I know about leaves but stone?? So hard, how to rub? :p

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    7. Actually, for "tayammum" - cleansing w/out water; need to use something hard one. Tissue paper doesn't count.

      But have to make sure it's not the "wet" type lah right. But if got "sembelit" can poke-poke that area to make poop come out ah?

      Ewww! kakaka

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    8. I forgot "2.6 billion people worldwide are still without proper access to sanitation.", I remembered it when I was studying it at my school.
      I got used to Japanese culture too much, maybe because I have never been to abroad about for ten years.

      Anyway, world toilet day is really interesting and I want to support it.

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    9. With due respect, one do not need to be abroad to be aware of what happens around the world. Especially now, at this day and age where all information is just a click away. ^^

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  2. Japanese washlets are great. If mine could only learn to recite haiku, it would be seriously perfect. :D

    Don't like squat toilets, though. :(

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    1. I use to not mind them much, but after giving birth the knees got a bit wonky and now that creaky knees make it hard for me to use squat toilets!

      But I'd rather go pee at squat toilets than having to hover on soiled toilet seats! @.@

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    2. Agree, Lina! Prefer the squat ones, and kinda used to search for a squat toilet because most Malaysia's toilets are gross~ Even the paid ones.

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    3. Good thing Gardens Mall, Bangsar Village, Curve got nice toilets. Free summore.

      ps those are the malls I like to go. ;)

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  3. You and Cocomino both wrote toilet posts on the same day! What's this? International toilet day? :D

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    1. You mean there isn't one yet? xD

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    2. Guess what? It's on 19 November. You knew I'd Google that, didn't you?!

      PS: A total of 2.6 billion people don't have access to sanitation?! That's it, Rurousha, no more complaints about squat toilets.

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    3. Boggles the mind, right?And here we are grumping about squat toilets. :(

      There is actually a day for it! Wow!

      I know Singapore has something on about toilet day and stuff but to have a World Toilet Day. They should have promoted it more!

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  4. LOL! Are we the only 2 bloggers who like to blog about toilets? : D

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    1. We senang excited about toilets.

      Other people just go there and dump! LOL

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  5. Japan's toilets all so hi-tech! If these hi-tech are used in public toilets in Malaysia, they would be spoilt in no time! LOL!

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    1. Hahaha

      A few places did install these hi-tech toilets, but as you said lah... didn't take long for it to spoil. I guess people fiddle-fiddle until all rosak! o.O

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  6. We're planning to instal an extra shower room and toilet and I'd love to get one of those Japanese toilets that blows warm air at you etc. but they cost a fortune here, don't really think I can justify it :( I do think train toilets should have hand rails etc. and be made accessible for the frail elderly or disabled, who will find it all even harder to cope with if the train is swaying around.

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    1. I would love to install those ho-tech toilets too, but like you; am deterred by the high cost involved.

      There are handrails on both sides of the wall in train toilets. Not only practical for the elderly and disabled but for us healthy ones too. Taking a dump in a swaying trains is no joke! o.O

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  7. That stainless steel squat toilet looks like there is not much space to put one of your foot. Very dangerous while moving. I hope there are handrails.

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    1. There are handrails.Both sides of the wall.

      And the space. Enough to do the deed. ;p

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  8. Some friends of mine went to Japan and got fascinating about their toilets. And I got mine, looking at their photos and comments.

    There are options for the water, air, etc. I think I'll 'lost' in the functions.

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    1. High tech toilets are indeed fascinating. And so fun to try! ;)

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  9. The squat toilet.... looks very high from the floor.

    Do we need to climb up and squat? @____@

    Hope I won't fall on my face while dropping my 'golden egg', especially when the train sways.

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    1. It's elevated lah... bu not that high. Hold on tight to the handrail, sure won't face fall down.kikiki

      I didn't dare do big business there! Small ones still tolerable. xD

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    2. Eh? Can adjust the height ka? Fuyoh, very high-tech then!

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    3. Haiyo! Cannot adjust lah! It's just located a bit higher than the floor.

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    4. Muahahaha! Pardon for my suaku-ness!

      But it looks very much higher @____@

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  10. So many toilets but got to love them! Now if only I could work out how to use those high-tech things :)

    Japan Australia

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    1. Fiddling through the arrays of buttons those toilets offer can be quite engrossing. ;p

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  11. > there are also people who can be quite OCD about the toilet experiences

    *raises hand*

    Hello, my name is Cailin and I have GADS, an anxiety disorder. I absolutely -loved- vacationing in Japan, because of the sheer amount of publicly accessible and clean toilets.

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    1. We should totally team up and set a Japan Anonymous club or something. hahaha

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  12. Awww... I can't eat lunch now. =D

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  13. Toilets in Japan country is totally ichiban. I love the multi function one...why? cos the toilet machinery can spray the water out just hit the right place...and also make our butt warm...

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