Turtle-y amazing: Japanese cafe spends over £200,000 installing a toilet that’s surrounded by a huge fish tank
- The bathroom is at the Hipopo Papa Cafe on the Hayashizaki Matsue Coast
- Staff find some customers spend more time in the toilet than ordering items
- Some visitors have remarked that the experience is far too uncomfortable
A Japanese cafe has become flush with success – thanks to its bizarre toilet inside a huge aquarium.
When nature calls for visitors to the Hipopo Papa Cafe, in Akashi on the Hayashizaki Matsue Coast, they can relieve themselves on a loo that’s surrounded on three sides by exotic fish – and a male turtle.
The owner of the cafe reportedly spent over £200,000 installing the unusual facility.
The bathroom has been designated for women, but as long as the cafe isn’t too crowded, staff at the cafe will allow men to go in and take a peek
The bathroom has been designated for women, but as long as the cafe isn’t too crowded, staff at the cafe will allow men to go in and take a peek.
According to Oddity Central, the bathroom has been in operation for 12 years, and has proved to be one of the most popular attractions with tourists in the area.
But having such an unusual facility does have its drawbacks.
The Hipopo Papa Cafe is located in Akashi, on Japan’s Hayashizaki Matsue Coast, pictured
That’s because staff find some customers spend more time in the toilet admiring the fish than they do buying items from the cafe.
Meanwhile some customers have remarked they are too scared to use the toilet while the fish stare at them, as it makes them uncomfortable.
The Japanese are known for having the world’s most hi-tech toilets with loos that have auto-shutting lids and massage functions.
And some of the most bizarre in Tokyo are featured on the Instagram page toilets_a_go_go.