In today's modern world, Japan definitely is famous for it's high technology and one of the well-known product is it's toilet washlet - the electric toilet seats with water spray feature for anal and genital cleansing!
It always comes with the button of the spray speed/ water pressure - from level low to high. Well, it was very very ... VERY weird when I first tried it many years ago, I was just laughing it out loud in the toilet cubicle! Well, perhaps I should have just giggled.... Anyway, it was fun to try new experience.
I have always been amazed at the function and curious of the "butt-cleaning" experience (with different brands), so here it goes with some collections of the Washlet's control system for your reference.
Below is the user manual! Handy, isn't it? Sometimes you may find it next to the equipment for the convenience of the foreigners.
One of the features from the modern Japanese toilet seats I appreciate the most, is the temperature-controlled heated seat. During winter, what's more comforting to sit on the warm toilet seat as compared to the icy-cold ones? Anyone agree with me?!
The rest of the feature you may find from the washlet are spray strength control, Shower, Stop, Bidet, Air dryer, Air deodorizer, Eco-mode etc. If you are lucky, you may find one that with automatic opening and closing lid which is activated when you approach the toilet.
Feature for the ladies
This particular washlet is very common in Japan, comes with the "sound" feature. The best part is -you can even control the volume!
In Japan, ladies are generally shy and relatively more self-conscious when they are doing business in the toilet. In order to mask the sounds they make in the restroom, this amazing button was created. You may sometimes hear birds chirping, stream of water sound etc. Do check out the Volume Control, it's fun!
Fascinating, isn't it?
I will update those photos from time to time if I find it from my photo library or in-coming Japan trip to keep you updated of the latest design.
Hope this article helps you when you travel to Japan and perhaps you may need to understand how to use it to ENJOY it!
Japan is easily at the top of my travel list despite I have been there multiple times. I will update some travel information and tips from time to time.