How to use the toilet

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How to use the toilet

There are two main types of toilet in Japan: Western and Japanese style.
*Please, use the toilet properly and bear in mind the next person, who is going to use the toilet.

Western style

Open the lid and lower the seat.
The lid should be behind you when you sit down.
Use the toilet paper provided when you have finished, and drop the used toilet paper into the toilet bowl.
Be sure to flush the toilet with the lever or button provided.

Japanese style

Straddle the toilet with the domed part in front of you.
Use the toilet paper provided when you have finished, and drop the used toilet paper into the toilet bowl.
Be sure to flush the toilet with the lever or button provided.