COOL STUFF

  • There are so may things that are cool in Japan, for starters people are polite, train asrrive on time and it is safe to walk down the road at night, even if you are wearing a skirt!

  • The Washlet

    I really, really want one of these in my bathroom at home, they are great! When I first came across toto washletthem in Japan I was (like most foreigners I'm guessing) a little apprehensive, but once you try it, you’ll never want to use a typical, boring, basic toilet ever again. It has everything you could ever want on a toilet: heated seat, retractable cleaning wands, warm water massage, warm air drying, and a built in automatic deodorizer, digital thermostat, automatic opening and closing toilet seat and some of them even play tunes to stop people hearing embarassing noises! These bidet toilets are installed in 72% of Japanese households... When will the rest of the world catch up?

    Toto Washlet

  • Hi Tech Parking

    car parkcar park 2car park rotateWith so many cars and so little space, where do the Japanese park all there cars? Well, there are many different hi-tech carparks in Japan, from "car elevators", to vertical and horizontal circulation systems. These are used everywhere now, even when walking past people’s homes it’s not uncommon to see a pair of cars stacked on top of each other in the driveway.

  • Capsule Motels

    capsule motelCapsule Hotels comprise of individual blocks with just enough room to sleep. Each room has blinds to be drawn for complete privacy. In the capsule unit, amenities like a TV, radio, alarm clock and adjustable lighting are provided. You can control all these devices in a sleeping position. These are not very good if you are claustophobic, but are certainly a unique experience not to be missed.


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