Are Tokyo’s public toilets the new tourist attractions? Here are 13 unique ones worth visiting

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Tired of crowded and overhyped tourist attractions in Tokyo? Why not join a toilet tour in Shibuya? CNA Lifestyle visited a few of these facilities under the Tokyo Toilet Project that left us flushed with excitement.

Japanese toilets designed by Shigeru Ban and Kazoo Sato (Photos: CNA/Jasper Loh)

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A few months back, I caught the film Perfect Days. The Oscar-nominated movie by renowned director Wim Wenders followed a Japanese toilet janitor who performs his job with pride and dedication – and featured some cool-looking restrooms in Tokyo.

Now, I normally don’t give public toilets a second thought – I walk in, take care of business, wash up and walk out. But the toilets in the...

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