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Tokyo’s transparent public toilets

The land of all things quirky is at it again, this time installing public toilets with see-through walls. Yes, see-through, as in you can see the inside from outside. 

The walls of the see-through toilet become opaque when occupied and locked. (Photo from The Nippon Foundation)
Designed by Shigeru Ban Architects, the transparent restrooms are installed at Yoyogi Fukamichi Mini Park and Haru-no-Ogawa Community Park, both in Shibuya. 

But if doing your “business” in a see-through public restroom is too risqué for your taste, don’t worry because the walls turn opaque once a user enters and locks the door. 

This new and unusual attraction aims to ease common worries of people using public toilets: cleanliness and whether there’s anyone inside. 

Topics: Shigeru Ban Architects , transparent restrooms , Yoyogi Fukamichi Mini Park , Haru-no-Ogawa Community Park , Shibuya , Japan

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