toilet

4 Celebrity Worthy Japanese Hygiene Products

Aah, the life of commoners. Destined to use cheap scratchy tissues, uncomfortable cold masks and worst of all, toilet paper which is rough as sandpaper. If only we could live like the richest 1% and enjoy all things luxury. But wait… we actually can, thanks to the Nepia Celeb series of paper goods! 1. Hana…

Things to Love and Hate about Japanese Apartments

It’s well known that housing in big Japanese cities (like Tokyo) is expensive and you basically end up living in a Japanese shoebox. However, in smaller cities you can get much more for your money and enjoy a nice lifestyle at the same time. But what are the universal pros and cons of living in…

Travel Down Gigantic Toilet Bowl at The Museum of Science

In the high tech country that is Japan, it is not surprising that they are quite advanced in toilet machinery. However, it does come as a shock to see a whole exhibition dedicated to it’s functions. The interactive exhibit “Toilet?! – Human Waste and Earth’s Future” is an exhibit geared towards school aged children (and…

Saving Space the Japanese Way!

Why do Japanese have their washing machines on their balconies? Why are Japanese toilets so small and narrow? Why do Japanese kitchen’s have only two cooking panels? Why is parking in Japan so expensive? And rent, too? jp.fotolia.com/ It is all about space. Japan is a big country, but only 30% can be used for…

7 Essential Japanese Toilet Tips

Japan is known for its world renowned beauty and culture ranging from temples, cherry blossoms and delicious food. But did you know that even their toilets are a national treasure? If you have not experienced the glory that is the engineering marvel of a Japanese toilet, here are some helpful hints: 1. Location There are…

The mysterious hi-tech Japanese toilets

Being in a place like Japan makes everything an experience. A wonderful experience. But a toilet is just a toilet, full stop. How different could it be? In Japan, the land where everything seems to be possible, using a toilet can also become a new adventure. Black-holes VS Robots When you go to a toilet…

Public Japanese Lavatories, comfort lvl over 9000!

Japan is a place you will surely fall in love with not only because of beautiful tourist spots but also because of the presence of free lavatories everywhere. Convenience stores, gasoline stations, parks, and train stations have lavatories available for anyone who needs to answer a call of nature. Even in a mountainous place, a…

A Short Guide to the Almighty Japanese Toilets

A toilet is something very important in our lives. Without a toilet, your very life would be incomplete. In Japan, a toilet may cause you to panic. But don’t worry, after reading this article you will be a true professional in the Japanese toilets! Free Toilets for everyone Unlike in some countries where you have…

TIPS: How to master the Fancy Japanese Toilets

Once you landed in Japan, one of the things that will really catch your attention is their toilets (toire or otearai in Japanese). They are very fancy, clean and huge but can also give you some headache. You heard it right! Japanese toilets can be complicated if you don’t know the proper way of using…

Toilet in Japan is Becoming a Room which you can use as a Toilet

Even we Japanese are sometimes amazed by how Japan’s restrooms are developed, especially when we visit some huge department store. Some Japanese read comics in a restroom inside a home. That’s because it is extremely comfortable to stay there even for long minutes. You won’t believe that toilet makes people want to stay longer, but…