The owner of Hipopo Papa Café in Japan Hayashizaki Matsue Coast know that a bathroom is an investment that will pay back dividends — that is the reason why he reportedly spent nearly $270,000 installing an aquarium behind the three walls of the restaurant of the woman of the bathroom.
No food experience is not complete without a trip to the bathroom these days.
It has become the place where a restaurant makes or breaks their vibe. Not only can the around a dinner experience, it can in the restaurant a free social media advertising.
Because the bathroom is the most private part of a restaurant, it is also the part where the customers are most likely to selfies. And if there is an eye-popping background, customers are more likely to post their selfies to social media and to geotag the spot. (We call this the “Sketch Effect” named after the restaurant that has become famous with “the most Instagrammable toilets in London.”)
The owner of Hipopo Papa Café in Japan Hayashizaki Matsue Coast know that a bathroom is an investment that will pay back dividends — that is the reason why he reportedly spent nearly $270,000 installing an aquarium behind the three walls of the restaurant toilet.
The toilet is intended for women, but if the restaurant is not busy, staff will accompany a customer to the back to admire the marine view. When customers first walk back, it turns out that the white toilet, is floating in a green world under water. Some find it creepy that when they sit down, they are likely to make eye contact with exotic fish, maybe even a turtle.
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The owner of the restaurant apparently spent years and a number of attempts trying to recreate the feeling of floating in the ocean while on a toilet. The final product is 12 years old and has proven to be one of the most popular tourist attractions in the area, according to Oddity Central.
Japan is known for having some of the most high-tech toilets in the world. In 2017, the country agreed to standardize the wc operations, because some of the machines were so complicated, tourists were not able to figure out how to rinse.