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10 International Toilets


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Luxury Commodes -- Going in Style
The golden throne at Hang Fung's is meant to be admired, not put to practical use.
The golden throne at Hang Fung's is meant to be admired, not put to practical use.
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Many Asian countries have a serious investment in toilet culture, as highlighted with the World's Most Expensive Toilet. Also, why else would Taiwan boast a very popular toilet-themed restaurant [source: Tso]?

No one beats Japan for sheer ingenuity and determination in the field of comfy cans. From the gentle Toto to models that feature body scans, warmed seats and remote-controlled seats, Japan is the place to head for luxury latrines [source: AFP]. They are mostly traditional Western designs, though, and all the bells and whistles are found in private homes, rather than in public areas. Fortunately, these charming chamber pots are available for sale online, so if you start feeling lonesome for the joys of a high-tech toilet, just click your mouse two times and repeat, "There's no place like Japan!"


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