And while we’re talking about toilets, Japan has public bathrooms all over the place. It is an excellent service. They were for the most part clean, but there was one drastic flaw. Most of the bathrooms offered no way to dry your hands after washing. So you end up in the middle of winter walking out of a public bathroom onto a cold street with cold wet hands (no hot water in these bathrooms). Then again, the ones that offered automatic hand drying machines featured a high powered dryer that you stuck your hands down into and slowly raised as the water was blown off them. Worked like a charm.