Now, not all public restrooms in Japan are great. If you just pick any random restroom you may come across things like traditional Japanese squat toilets, no toilet paper in the stalls, or no soap and towel to wash and dry your hands. Some Japanese restrooms expect people to have those things on them, such as tissues people on the streets are handing out, hand sanitizer, and a hand towel. It might sound crazy but Japan makes it very convenient for people to have these items in their bags.
But I'm not talking about random restrooms that may have these issues. I'm talking about restrooms in big places such as malls and theme parks that will definitely supply what you need in a restroom, but most importantly restrooms that value privacy.
I live in America where there no such thing as privacy in restrooms. If I feel the urge to use the restroom I will wait until I get home because public restrooms are horrible here. Public restrooms here are dirty, unkempt, and very "public." What I mean by public is exactly that; everyone knows your business! Not only can people hear you use the restroom but they can see you too! I can't tell you how many times I've tried to dodge people's glances in the cracks of the stalls while I was sitting on the toilet.
|Top and bottom of restroom stall door. No cracks! Yay!|
|Sensor on the wall of the stall for the sound.|
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