Tokyo tourism check-in unique transparent public toilets
This is a row of toilets with partitions located in a park in Shibuya (Tokyo, Japan). The transparent design has the effect of preventing peepers or some objects hiding inside.
This is explained by the working mechanism of smart glass panels used to install toilets. The glass layer will be transparent if there is no user inside. In contrast, the glass will automatically be opaque when someone steps inside. Therefore, privacy when using public toilets will be guaranteed.
The area of this toilet area is about 200 square meters, with a toilet placed in a booth with 4 sides all glass. The transparent toilet is adorned with flower pots and ornamental plants outside, in order to create a beautiful space for the users.
Although the toilet is transparent, those who use it will not feel uncomfortable at all. The four glass sides of the toilet will automatically dim after someone steps inside. At that time, electricity will be connected by sensors on the floor.
According to a representative of Nippon Foundation, most Japanese people are afraid of public toilets, especially those located in parks, which are often dirty or have bad guys lurking inside.
This impressive design in Japan is expected to change people’s not-so-good stereotypes about public toilets.