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The Japanese are known for their obsessional commitment to toilet technology, sanitation standards and cutting-edge, and arguably unnecessary, features that set it apart from other commodes around the world. However, a recent public toilet project in Ichihara City east of Tokyo may have gone the extra mile.


According to CNET.com, an architect named Sou Fujimoto has designed a veritable Garden of Eden directed to outdoor plumbing near the Kominato Railway. The women-only facility is situated behind a six-foot wall, layers of frosted glass and surrounded by a 240-square-yard garden providing a gorgeous view of the area's beautiful blossoms and greenery.


"The area around the station has an incredible natural beauty," Fujimoto tolk NHK TV. "We wanted for those who used the toilet to enjoy this scenery and that feeling of release."


The facility cost nearly $123,000 to produce and is truly one of the most beautiful outdoor lavatories in the world. While Americans may not see such a lavish facility in tune with nature quite so soon, it certainly raises the bar for public bathroom programs throughout the U.S. Would you give this massive outdoor toilet a try if nature called?

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