How to Use a Japanese Toilet Seat




Introduction: How to Use a Japanese Toilet Seat

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With all the buttons, lights and sounds, a Japanese toilet seat may be intimidating. However, the truth is they are straight forward and easy to use. Japanese toilets improve hygiene and are quite enjoyable. In this guide, we hope to show you how to use a Japanese toilet seat. Brands and models will vary from one another, but for the most part each toilet seat will function in a similar matter.

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Step 1: Step 1: Use the Toilet

To begin, use the toilet like you normally would. You don't have to hit start or set anything up. Most bidet toilet seats have built in sensors that will 'wake up' the seat when you sit on it. Most Japanese toilet seats also have heated seats that may be turned on or off.

Step 2: Step 2: Start the Wash

Most electronic bidet seats will come in one of two options, either with a separate remote control, or a side panel arm which hosts the controls. Whichever model you use, it should have a basic 'wash' button. This will begin the cleaning process and the nozzle will start spraying.

Step 3: Step 3: Adjust the Settings

With numerous settings, it is now time to adjust your cleaning. Depending on the features the Japanese toilet seat has, you can now adjust the water temperature, water pressure, nozzle positioning and more. These three features are the most common features on Japanese bidets. Every person has a different preference, and the controls give you the options to adjust for your preference.

Step 4: Step 4: Check With Toilet Paper

Some people may be able to eliminate toilet paper completely, while others still need to use a small amount to finish clean up. Japanese toilet seats are said to reduce toilet paper by up to 75%.

Step 5: Step 5: Dry Off

Another feature of the electronic bidet toilet seat is the air dryer. Many models come with an automatic dryer, similar to a hand dryer. This reduces toilet paper use even further. However, another option will be to use toilet paper to speed up the process. This is a personal preference.

You have now completed your Japanese toilet experience. They may be a little intimidating at first, and even a little different, but bidets are common practice for millions of people across the world.

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    2 Discussions

    Moose Dr
    Moose Dr

    5 years ago on Introduction

    I notice a "wash" button and a "bidet" button. What is the difference? What the heck is "enema wash"?


    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Bidet is a frontal wash for women. I have no idea why they named it 'bidet'. Enema wash is a strong stream who's purpose is to 'loosen' the 'anus' for those having problems gonig to the bathroom. Never had to try it lol