City officials in Ichihara, Japan have just opened what they are calling
"the biggest public toilet in the world," which is basically just an
outhouse on a super giant plot of land. The Japan Times reports that the toilet cost ¥10 million (about $125,000) to install, and this is the final product:
The commode itself is enclosed within a transparent glass cube which has curtains for added privacy. It sits on a plot measuring 200
square meters, which is as far as we know it the highest known square-footage dedicated to a single
public toilet in the world.
The toilet is only available for ladies, which is a relief because nobody wants to visit a stall surrounded by gratuitous penis graffiti. Instead, users can feel at ease knowing they're surrounded by a bunch of potted plants.
According to government officials, they're hoping it'll be major tourist attraction. Guess building an ultra expensive giant open-air bathroom is the most exciting thing to happen in Ichihara for some time:
"We often glimpse visitors peeking inside the yard (through the door) and sometimes going in to use the toilet. We don't know any exact numbers, [but] the rolls of toilet paper we installed have definitely been steadily decreasing."