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Toilets and Facilities

Last updated: Tuesday, 20 April 2021

What to know before you visit

Public toilets in Japan are cleaned to a high standard. In order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, visitors are asked to close the toilet lid (where a lid is installed), before flushing, to prevent the potential spread of virus particles. It is a good idea to bring a handkerchief or tissues to dry your hands, as some facilities have had hand dryers removed as a precaution against spreading the virus.

Measures in place for your safety

Public toilets and facilities such as nursing rooms and baby changing tables receive cleaning and disinfecting.

  • Measures to prevent infection, such as regular cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces including toilets, door handles, basins, walls and floors
  • Automatic hand dryers have been removed or disabled to prevent the spread of airborne particles.

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is changing rapidly, measures and guidelines are changing and may vary at different facilities and venues.

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