Sunday, September 23, 2007

An ordinary scenery in Kyoto

An ordinary scenery in Kyoto
Kyoto is one of the most popular sightseeing spots even among Japanese. Washing rooms for women near popular sightseeing spots are always crowded, with women queuing in front of them. On the other hand, the toilette for men is not so croweded perhaps because of the speedy.


At 9/24/2007 9:10 AM, Blogger Sally said...

The only place I know which solved this problem was the Sydney Olympics where there were 2/3 of the toilets designated for women. Worked like a charm. But most places are planned by, and for, men's convenience.

At 9/25/2007 12:21 AM, Blogger macky said...

Thank you for the comment, Sally!!

The new department store, like Takashimaya in Shinjuku, has bigger and comfortable toiletes for women. But after I watched the film in the old theater, many women are queuing in front of toilete, such this photo.

As you know, most of the designers and the architect in Japan are male and so the toilets for women are not designed well. If there are three urinals and two toilet bowls in men's toilet, three toilet bowls are usually installed for women's toilets. The vanitory of men's is the same size as that of women's. So the women's in the theather is alway crowded.

At 10/16/2007 12:14 PM, Blogger Princess Haiku said...

I would love to visit Kyoto someday and am enjoying your visual presentation of it.


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