Coolest Bathrooms #4 - Mumin Papa Cafe

Hello everyone, we’re in the home stretch leading up to #1 on our list of Coolest Bathrooms but until then, here’s #4, the underwater bathroom at the Mumin Papa Café in Japan! Whenever I’ve gone on vacations to the beach or to the lake, I’ve always been a little paranoid about responding to nature’s call in the water (and I’m sure I’m not the only one) but perhaps the gentle sounds of flowing water in this restroom will be more than encouraging.

This unique idea has a bathroom stall where the walls are a giant aquarium filled with fish and a sea turtle. This may or may not be intimidating (hopefully the turtle doesn't stop and stare the whole time) and for customer service I’d give the place props for providing a one of a kind experience. Hopefully in addition to the cool restroom the restaurant’s cuisine is palatable, but if not… well you know where you can go.

Design wise I think the concept is lovely and beautiful, however I’m not sure how easy it would be to maintain. If the aquarium is what makes the environment of the bathroom, and the rest of the bathroom is clean except for the aquarium… then it would reflect on the bathroom none-the-less. Anyways, I thought this one was pretty cool and I hope you all enjoyed learning about it as well. Check in next Tuesday for #3!  

Carolyn Truong