7 Japanese Gadgets You Can't Live Without!
During your stay you may come in contact with these seven gadgets that help make life in Japan a little bit easier. But as soon as you leave, you'll be wishing you had one at home, too!
Save up to 86% with Advance Airfare!
Want to travel Japan, but worried about the cost? JAL’s ‘Sakitoku’ advance fares lets you save up to 86 percent on airfare if you book at least 28 days in advance on domestic flights! Here are 12 ideas for places you can go!
Toto's Toilet Showroom is Nuts!
Did you know that the newest Japanese toilets offer automatic sterilization, a dryer and even a massage option?
How to Navigate a Japanese Washlet Toilet
If you're confused by all the buttons on a modern Japanese toilet, we're here to decipher all those mystifying symbols.
Watch 2 BuzzFeed Writers Try a Washlet!
Two American BuzzFeed writers try out the bidet functions of a Washlet for the first time and hilarious results ensue!
Tour a ¥100-Million Toilet
Roadside station Forest 276 Otaki looks like a log cabin, but its toilets are fit for a movie star.
3 Reasons Japan is Great for Accessible Travel
Japan holds a great secret: it is very kind to those with mobility issues. In fact, it can be surprisingly accessible to seniors and those with disabilities. Find out how!
Seiwa Denko's Bio-Toilet is 100% Water-Free
Providing toilet facilities is a major issue in mountainous and disaster-stricken regions where water and sewer services are not available. To address this need, Hokkaido's Seiwa Denko has developed the Bio-Lux, a bio-toilet that uses no water at all.
Bathroom has 31 Female Stalls to 1 Male Stall
Japan’s all-female Takarazuka theater has an enlightened 31.5:1 female to male bathroom stall ratio.
Funassyi Shares the Joy of Toilet Cleaning
Funassyi, the neon yellow pear character, spreads the joy of bathroom cleaning through videos and merchandise.
This Toilet is Smarter than You
The short film "A.I. Toilet" imagines a lavatory so advanced that it can take control of your life.
Toto's Toilet Museum Is Flush with History
This is no joke: the improbably elegant Toto Museum presents the innovative history of a device undeniably central to our lives.
Check Out the Best Japanese Ads of 2017
Famous musicians, actors and idol group members star in these memorable commercials that will make you laugh, cry and (hopefully) want to buy what they’re selling.
Visit the 'Museum of the Sewerage'
At the 'Museum of the Sewerage' in western Tokyo, you can stand on a viewing platform right inside the main sewage pipe—which smells about as good as you'd imagine!
TP So Delicious You'll Want to Eat It
Toilet paper that gives fruit roll-ups a whole new meaning.
8 Reasons Japanese Rest-Stop Bathrooms Rock
From their remarkably thoughtful design to their weird instruction manuals, there's a lot to love about these overlooked spaces.
Hello Kitty Toilet Seat Cover & Bidet
Sanrio releases a Hello Kitty toilet seat cover and bidet for the most devout Hello Kitty fans.
An Immaculate Japanese Highway Restroom
A look at an average highway restroom in Japan reveals that it may just be cleaner than the washroom in your home.
Toto's Bedside Flushable Toilet
Toilet-maker Toto has developed a bedside flushable toilet for use by people who are disabled, elderly or infirm.
The Goddess of the Toilet Will Make You Cry
No, it's not an ad for domestic cleanser: "Toire no Kamisama" is a 10-minute acoustic elegy for Kana Uemura's grandmother, and quite possibly the sweetest thing you'll ever hear in a Kansai accent.