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The Most Amazing Places to Pee and Poop in Japan

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Japan is famous for its high tech toilets. But the country also has some truly unique restrooms to go with those fancy toilets.

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While other countries also have amazing restrooms, Japan has some truly unique water closets. Let's have a look at what website Naver has flushed out.

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A restroom stall in Fukui Prefecture with a squat toilet surrounded by a garden. [Photo: tmania]

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Once again, a wider view. Dig that footpath? [Photo: mymemo]

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And here is a Western style toilet at the same establishment. [Photo: mymemo]

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An enormous enclosed women's restroom in Chiba Prefecture. [Photos: kominato]

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At Chinrai, a ramen restaurant in Chiba, the restroom is hidden behind a bookshelf, and you must press a DVD box to open it. [Photos: Tabelog]

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Like this:

The toilet itself isn't remarkable. The way you get to it is very cool, though.

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The Robot Restaurant in Tokyo has a shiny restroom. [Photo: DJ_caesar_AKIBA]

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At Meguro Gajoen, the restroom has a Japanese bridge in it. [Photo: YuSeongKim0707]

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This toilet was spotted at a restaurant called Tamaya in Gifu Prefecture. It is shinier. [Photo: onakaippai2]

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And a wider view for those who like wider views. [Photo: veri_aa]

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The urinal is gold, too! [Photo: rtv_i]

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Based on the Kowloon Walled City, the Warehouse is one of Japan's most interesting game centers. [Photos: Another Tokyo]

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This is actually the restroom for a miso nabe restaurant. No, the dress isn't for dressing up. M'kay! [Photo: naka_kana18]

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And here is where you wash your hands. [Photo: payataco_22]

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A ski jump toilet at a ski resort restaurant. Makes sense. [Photo: The Madarao]

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The restroom in the building above Sapporo Station sure has a nice view. [Photo: HiddenLounge]

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This is on the 38th floor, mind you. At night, few places are better for peeing. [Photo: taka06x]

Restaurant Mumin Papa in Hyogo Prefecture is right on the beach with an aquarium toilet. Note that this restroom is for women only!

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It's like BioShock, the toilet. [Photos: maaari184]

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You can see fish! [Photo: mastar1981]

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Turtles! [Photo: ichinon@Tabelog]

The vast majority of restrooms in Japan are rather dull. They're nothing to write home about, and that's not me taking the piss. It's true! Though, every once in a while, you will stumble into an amazing restroom like above, or a slick, new one like below:

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[Photo: Momotarou717]

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[Photo: SarahxxBri]

The above Japanese restroom even lets you know via a flatscreen which stalls are occupied and vacant.

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[Photo: SarahxxBri]

To contact the author of this post, write to bashcraftATkotaku.com or find him on Twitter @Brian_Ashcraft.

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I was 100% sold on this until "squat toilet"