I read an interview about what foreign tourists say puzzles them in Japan. Can you guess what is the most common answer? It was about toilets. There are Japanese style toilets
that require one to squat, but it was not about those. Most toilets nowadays are "washlets
" and have many buttons for various purposes. If you are not used to them, it is hard to know which button to push. When I was little, the toilet was much simpler. When I go back to Japan, I am always surprised that these high tech toilets are everywhere. They are not just for expensive hotels; they are in stations or malls, too. As for me, it took a while to figure out how to flush it at my grandma's house, even though I am Japanese! I can imagine how they could frustrate foreigners.