Most people are aware of Japan‘s high-tech toilets with their numerous (and let’s face it, mostly unnecessary) functions, but not everyone knows that most toilets in Japan come with a faucet and a little sink above the water tank. When you flush, the faucet starts running to refill the tank, giving you a chance to wash your hands without using up any additional water. Pretty brilliant. The toilet and faucet pictured here is pretty basic, but many restaurants have very elaborate and beautiful toilet-sink combos.
A few people have asked me if I knew where to buy one of these outside of Japan. I didn’t, but did some Google searching and wouldn’t you know it, there are actually quite a few websites selling them.
Photo courtesy of Jacky Gronow.