Everyone has to “go”. In Japan, the “ways to go” are various!
The Japanese love for technology reaches the toilet. There are more functions and possibilities to entertain yourself than I can possibly imagine – so far I have been too shy to even try.
Since the Japanese people are aesthetics, they of course want to make their toilet as enjoyable as possible. Note the tap on top: when the toilet is flushing, water runs from the tap so you can wash your hands!
Afterwards, it’s recommended to wash your hands again!
And, in case you don’t know what might happen, there is good to be some instructions.
In some toilets (all of the toilets in APU), there is an emergency button, which should not be confused with the flush button. I don’t know what the emergency button is for: there has always been at least 2 rolls of paper, so it can’t be for that. What kind of “emergency” might occur in the toilet, and who would come to help?
Japanese toilets do not have any hand paper – maybe it’s a way of compensating the disposable chopstick consumption and saving the nature. The Japanese generally carry a small hankerchief with them, which is used to dry hands.