How to use the toilet

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How to use the toilet

There are two main types of toilet in Japan.
Bear in mind the next person to use the toilet, and use it properly.

Western style

toilet

  1. Open the lid and lower the seat.
  2. The lid should be behind you when you sit down.
  3. When you’ve finished, use the toilet paper provided, and drop the used toilet paper into the toilet bowl.
  4. Be sure to flush the toilet with the lever or button provided.

■Japanese style

toilet

  1. Straddle the toilet, with the domed part in front of you.
  2. When you’ve finished, use the toilet paper provided,and drop the used toilet paper into the toilet bowl.
  3. Be sure to flush the toilet with the lever or button provided.