When I landed in Narita for my (surprisingly long, thank you United) stopover, the first thing I did was head to the bathroom. Nine-plus hours on a plane will do that to you. I wanted to take a look at myself in the mirror, see how haggard more than 12 hours of traveling had made me. And, of course, I had to use the bathroom.
Aside from not having any Yen, I also didn’t have my backpack, so actually using the restroom was mercifully easy.
When I walked into the stall, I was greeted with the most amazing thing I have ever seen in a bathroom: an entire control panel on the side of the toilet with crazy things, like a remote controlled bidet that allows the user to dictate the pressure of the stream; a fake flusher … just in case you need some noise to drown out some other noise; and, a deodorizer after you’ve used the fake flusher.
It’s not the best photo ever, but I’m pretty the awesomeness is clearly conveyed.
America … when do we get these bad boys?
4 thoughts on “Escape of the Week: The Japanese Toilet Controls”
Having been on that same United flight with delays, I know how you felt when you finally hit Narita. The bathrooms are amazing though. Changing rooms, gorgeous toilets, and clean sinks. What more could a girl want? As for the toilets, of boy! When we were in Kyoto and Osaka we had a blast playing with all the functions. My favorite is the auto seat warmer. God forbid your bum get cold huh?
There’s a seat warmer? I have to go back!!!
Wow that is one fancy toilet! Quite nice to see actually after all that traveling haha 🙂
Isn’t it?!?! It was awesome. I wanted to play with it, but didn’t want to be obnoxious. And, that toilet has some serious ability to be super obnoxious!