Japan’s loo with a view is world’s largest too

A Japanese town has opened what is claims is the world’s largest public lavatory – a single toilet in a glass cubicle surrounded by more than 2,150 square feet of carefully tended gardens.

Japan has a reputation for providing first-class toilet facilities – there is even a guide book to the best rest rooms in Tokyo – but the latest addition to the nation’s public lavatories takes that to a new level.

Officials in the otherwise unremarkable town of Ichihara, east of Tokyo, opened the largest public toilet in the world in April. Conveniently sited alongside Itabu Station, the lavatory comprises a single sit-down toilet surrounded by glass and with a stylish ivory curtain. Trains on the Kominato Railway Line provide the background noise.

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