This will explain rules and manners specific to Japan for vacationers planning to visit Okinawa. Please pay attention as there are points that vary from the region you live in. Please understand Okinawa and Japan’s rules and manners and have fun on your trip!
How to Use the Toilet
There are 3 types of toilets in Okinawa and Japan: Japanese, Western, and multi-function toilets.
Flush toilets are popularized and used toilet paper can be dropped in the toilet and flushed down.
- Please dispose of any feminine hygiene products and objects other than toilet paper in the waste bin installed in the restroom. (Flushable tissue paper can be flushed.)
- For the sake of the next person, please be neat in using the toilet.
- The following pages explain Toilet Use and Manners in various languages (English, Mandarin, Korean). Please review the pages below for details.
Explanation of Braille Blocks
- In Okinawa and Japan, braille blocks have been constructed on streets and in buildings to aid the movement of the visually impaired.
- Braille blocks play an extremely important role in the visually impaired getting around, so you must not block or place objects on top of them.
- Please glance at the braille block explanation and points of caution and when you come to Okinawa or Japan, we by all means request your cooperation.
Naha Airport Restroom for Service Dogs
- Restrooms specifically for service dogs, which support the daily lives of the visually impaired, are installed in both the domestic and international terminals at Naha Airport.
Recently, there has been an increase in garbage being left in the Restroom for Service Dogs.
- This is not a garbage bin. Do not throw your trash here.
- Thank you for learning about the Restroom for Service Dogs and for cooperating so they can use the restroom at ease.