According to the World Toilet Organization, approximately 2.4 billion people lacks access to a basic toilet. I know this is a serious global matter, but in celebration of the World Toilet Day today, let me feature one unique toilet I found, used and amazed about when I visited Osaka this February 2015.
It is the public toilet found at Harukas 3000 Observatory, the top most floor of the highest building in Japan known as Harukas Abeno Tower in Tennoji, Osaka.
Japan I suppose has the most technologically advanced toilets. But the one I found in Harukas 3000 Observatory is not about the toilet fixtures and facilities. It is actually the breathtaking view inside the washroom.
don’t be fooled by the minimalist look of the entrance…
one rare view for a toilet!
picture muna. the reflection of the view on the mirror makes me dizzy…
you know a toilet is clean if you are willing to sleep in it. up at the end are the cubicles…
this is the spine-chilling view as soon as you open the door of the toilet cubicle after you relieved yourself
This toilet I guess is not for the faint at heart. Acrophobic attacks would definitely starts to set in as soon as you enter it. The walls of the toilet are thick clear glass in which toilet users would not have the choice but to look at the chilling panoramic view of the buildings, roads, bridges and other infrastructures of Kansai area.
Mapapa-tae ka sa lula!
My present Osaka visit confirmed further that it is my most favorite city on the planet. All the while, I thought I have been to all its best places to go to. But I was at awe when I and my family visited the top of Abeno Harukas, the tallest building in Japan. Abeno Harukas is the newest landmark in this part of Nippon country for it just opened in March/April of 2014.
at the cold open air area of the 58th floor
The top three atrium cum observatory floors of the building is called Harukas 300 which offers the sweeping view of the whole Osaka metropolis. The lower floors houses a five star hotel, a magnificent museum, high-end offices and a humongous shopping mall.
The view at Harukas 300 floors are so wonderful, it is hard to find words to fully describe it. The whole panoramic sight will make your heart beat faster and makes you realize how huge Osaka is and how spectacular Japanese architectural advancement is.
It is surprising to note that the observation deck vicinity was actually very relaxing considering that it is so modern and top of the class. The coffee shop at the 58th floor was a good add-on facility for people who would like to unwind and let time pass by while enjoying a spectacular view of the city.
Harukas 300 is indeed a new iconic landmark in cosmopolitan Osaka.