Japanese toilets have attained somewhat of a legendary status. Tales of the futuristic facilities, robot-like voice features, and sophisticated flushing mechanisms are everywhere, but it’s not just the crazy technology that makes them unique — it’s their architectural design. To make sure the world knows about how cool Japanese public bathrooms are, someone created an Instagram account dedicated solely to them, and while it might sound strange, we must admit that they look pretty cool.
The pictures were gathered during account creator H.Nakamura’s travels throughout the country. And given his accumulation of nearly 6,000 followers, it’s clear that many are delighting in the beautiful weirdness of the Japanese toilet scene.
Each entry comes with a brief observation by Nakamura-san, usually regarding the shape, or the interaction of the building with its environment. The general location is also given for each, so if you can go on a toilet-themed tour of Japan, if you really want to.