Japanese city lures tourists with 'world's largest toilet'
2, June, BBC
A little-known industrial city on the outskirts of Japan's capital is
hoping to lure in the masses by building the "world's largest toilet."
The Wall Street Journal reports that the city of Ichihara has a
public bathroom oasis where one can be in nature while answering its
call. The stall, designed by architect Sou Fujimoto, is a 6.5 tall glass
box surrounded by rows of flower boxes set in an outdoor garden.
Unfortunately for the gentlemen, this lavatory is women's only.There
is a curtain that can be pulled should the protective glass encasement
feel too transparent as well as another lock for the insecure the first
lock is the fence door."We wanted to welcome tourists with clean
toilets," Eichi Kirikae, an official at Ichihara city tourism department
told the Journal.Ichihara City is looking to tourism as a potential new
revenue stream but said they needed to update existing toilets.