They are often searched for in vain: public toilets are usually in short supply. If they have to be used out of necessity, then for as short a time as possible. No wonder that public sanitary facilities do not invite people to linger. They are usually uncomfortable to use, smelly and the hygiene leaves a lot to be desired. Things seem to be quite different in Tokyo.
It is a city of impressive contrasts: Tokyo is the world's largest metropolitan region, currently home to more than 38 million people. The hustle and bustle, the hustle and bustle and the noise are contrasted by the calm, hospitable culture of Japan and the clarity in structure with its level-headed inhabitants.
Japan is considered one of the cleanest countries in the world with high standards of hygiene. In the field of technically advanced toilet systems, Japanese companies such as TOTO are leaders. So it's no wonder that we have a lot to learn from this country when it comes to public toilets!
But even in clean Japan, public toilets are considered dark, dirty and scary. The squat toilet is still common in public restrooms. The project "THE TOKYO TOILET" aims to make this place more comfortable and clean through the Nippon Foundation.
Our customer TOTO, with its outstanding expertise in sanitation, is taking an advisory role in this project. Here, the quiet place in a noisy city becomes a peaceful experience.
For more information about the unusual project in Tokyo, please see our media information.