However, Japanese toilets have come a long way generally. Not only are they like European toilets with the above ground toilet bowl, with flush button on the cistern. They are likely to have a remote control , or controls on the side arms! Yes….side arms which have all kinds of buttons for heating the seat ....you can adjust the temperature, maybe playing music to hide the sound of the tinkles, a bidet button and a control to give various levels of water power. Or the most modern may have a panel on the wall beside the toilet.
Washing Your Hands Above the Cistern
I have always found these Japanese toilets rather intriguing. They are certainly to my knowledge, totally unique to Japan.