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Erika Owen
September 03, 2015

Japan is known for a lot of things—undeniable cuisine, striking minimalist design, surprisingly hi-tech toilets. The latter is soon to be given the spotlight with the upcoming Toto Museum: a space completely dedicated to the history of its notable plumbing. The museum, which is owned and operated by famed toilet manufacturer Toto, opens tomorrow to the public.

What to expect: extensive exhibits highlighting the history of toilets, latrines of all types from around the world, and a library completely stocked with every toilet-related reading material you can think of. As Mental Floss aptly points out, "Even the white, gently curved exterior of the museum looks a bit like a futuristic toilet." The best news? The Japanese government is considering using this new attraction as a new tourism booster—specifically by installing how-to videos for hi-tech toilets in high tourist traffic areas around the country. For more information on this new museum, head on over to the Toto Museum website.

Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.

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