Transparent toilets open in Tokyo parks

15th of September 2020
Transparent toilets open in Tokyo parks

Transparent public toilets that light up "like a beautiful lantern" have been installed in Tokyo.

The see-through toilets have opened in two parks in Shibuya, a commercial part of the Japanese capital which is renowned for its shopping facilities and quality of nightlife.

The toilets use coloured 'smart glass' which turns opaque when they are occupied.

The glass technology has been used so people can identify whether the toilet is clean - and if anyone is currently inside.

Users have already said how, once inside the toilet, they cannot tell if the glass is opaque or not - giving them the strange feeling they are on display.

The unusual washrooms were created as part of the Tokyo Toilet Project to change people's "dark, dirty, smelly and scary" perceptions of public toilets.



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