A squat toilet in Japan

How to Use a Japanese Squat Toilet

Ok, this post is mostly for the ladies (and those without convenient anatomy), but others might learn something, too.

For those used to western-style, sit-down toilets, something that resembles an elongated sink in the floor might be met with trepidation and confusion.  These are squat toilets, and they’re quite common in Japan.  Sometimes, they’re your only option, so it’s good to know how to use them.

For those too embarrassed to ask, here’s a quick guide.

A sign depicting how to use a squat toilet in Japan
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