What is a Japanese Toilet and are they worth investing in?

If you have ever experienced one of these notorious toilets in Japan, then you will understand why they will be worth the investment. Like to know why these toilets are worth your attention? Check out the rest of the blog.

What is a Japanese Toilet?

You may have heard the unique electronic bidet toilets made in Japan. These toilets are far more extravagant than your usual flush-and-go type. Here are only some of the features found in a Japanese toilet:

Heated Seats:

Cold mornings and those winter bathroom breaks in the middle of the night are made more comfortable and inviting with this feature. If you can have heated car seats, why not have heated toilet seats? There is also a timer function to save electricity. If you’d prefer the seat heater to be left off during the day but turned on when it reaches the evening, this can be modified to suit your needs.

Posterior and Front Bidet with adjustable water temperature:

If you shower with water to clean your body, it makes perfect sense to get that superior clean after going to the toilet. The water shoots from inside the toilet onto the desired area and you can adjust the water temperature to your liking. At first experience, this may come as a shock but in no time you will prefer it over your traditional toilet.

Self Cleaning:

Spend less time cleaning the toilet when it cleans itself. This ingenious and hygienic feature will make you wonder why all toilets aren’t able to clean themselves.


Are they expensive?

You can find a Japanese toilet anywhere from $300 for bidet toilet seat to – $9000+. Similarly with any toilet purchase, it’s important to take into account the materials, the build and functionality. Given the extensive list of features, there are more basic options for you to choose from if you prefer just an electronic bidet. Also, it’s important to research carefully and be sure that your toilet will last after years of use.

Purchasing a luxury bidet toilet may save you money in the long run. Not only are they water efficient, less toilet paper is wasted. Clogged toilets and drains can result in a costly bill that may add up to the price of a brand new toilet.

What brand should I purchase from?

The most common and leading manufacturer of luxury toilets is TOTO. Since their first invention of the electronic washlet bidet in 1980, they have sold over 33 million units worldwide. You will find comfort in purchasing from a trusted brand that has been tried and tested by millions of people all over the world.

TOTO is stocked at Just Bathroomware. To purchase one of these luxury toilets or receive more information, please get in touch.