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5 Japanese Things That the Visitors Find Amazing

Aside from ancient castles, breathtaking views and rich culture, there is more to Japan’s amazingness than the tourists spot. Check out the below quirks that you can only find in Japan and that seem to blow first-time travelers’ minds away. 1. Washlets jp.fotolia.com/ There are two types of toilets in Japan. The squat type and…

New Standardized Symbols To Help Foreigners Understand Toilets In Time For The Olympics

The 2020 Summer Olympics event is fast approaching in Japan, and a huge influx of foreigners is expected as the event draws near. Some major problems that visitors may face in visiting the country include the language barrier and cultural differences. Another factor is the use of toilets. Toilets in Japan are generally more elaborate…

Some Manners To Understand Before Using a Public Toilet in Japan

Japan is well-known for having the tidiest public toilets in the world. Somebody might even consider Japanese toilets the best of those they got to use. It is because the manner of keeping the public toilets clean is in Japanese mentality, and this results in the clean toilets available to everyone. Moreover, public toilets in…

Toire 101: A Breakdown Of The Modern Japanese Toilet

livedoor.blogimg.jp/ For most people outside of Japan, a visit to the restroom is quite simple: sit, “release,” wipe, and flush. But in Japan, toilets can be a bit of a challenge. Both the traditional squat type toilets and the ultra-modern water-squirting toilets are unlike what other parts of the world is used to. Here is…

Should Japan’s Water-Saving Toilet-Sink Combo Be Adopted by Other Countries?

Topics that deal with environmental issues have been rampant these past few years as people become more aware of their surroundings. Global warming, in particular, is a concern that is shared all over the world. As environmental awareness heightens, people are more conscious of conserving our resources such as water. As expected, Japan is at…

10 Things That Will Definitely Make You Say “Wow!” During Your Visit to Japan

Travels become memorable when you get the chance to take on unique experiences, taste great food, and meet foreign people. But it becomes even more memorable with the presence of “wow” factors that are too captivating to forget! Japan has always been among the top destinations for those who are up for anything bizarre or…

It’s the Small Things: 5 Reasons Why Japan is So Lovable!

Since arriving in Tokyo, there are so many everyday interactions and experiences that I have learned to love here. The Japanese hospitality, social etiquettes, and the amazing public transport system are obvious ones but there are a few other things that I see and experience that I absolutely love and very rarely see, if at…

14 Things to Love about Japan that is Difficult for other Countries to Beat!

Perhaps you’re familiar with all of the points below, and some of you may even have similar experiences in your home country or have experienced it in other places all around the world. So what’s the difference? photo-ac.com The answer is, Japan have turned these ideas into a whole new (and sometimes more extreme) level…

Japan Has a Toilet of the Year Award! But the 2015 Winner Has No Privacy?

Among the many things that Japan is known for, one of those things is its high-tech toilets. So is it any wonder that there are awards given to the best toilets? 2015’s Toilet of The Year was awarded by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation, to Gallery TOTO which is a public toilet located…

A Quick Guide to Using Japanese Bathrooms

The bathroom is essential to life, after all, it is where you do your business. There are a few key differences between your standard Japanese and foreign bathroom, that you may not be aware of. The Layout   Japanese bathrooms are constructed very differently from their western counterparts. Namely, the bath and bathtub are usually…