Record smashers at Shanghai World Expo (4)

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World's top toilet

The potty in the Japan Industry Pavilion

The pavilion on the Puxi site of Expo is touting the toilet that will make users feel as

relaxed as in a living room. Organizers call it the "world's most comfortable place" to relieve oneself - and the cleanest.

The luxury toilets feature aromatic odors and 24-hour cleaning with high-intelligence technologies.

Pavilion organizers say "a large part" of the exhibition's 3-billion-yen (US$33.3 million) budget was spent on the throne room.

"The toilet will make cleaners feel proud to work in the WC," said Sakaiya Taichi, overall producer of the Japan Industry Pavilion.

Around 70 people will be admitted to the pavilion every four minutes.

Visitors can choose the brief tour designed by the organizer that will take around 30 minutes -- or a complete, one-hour tour if they want to experience the toilet.

Tip: A luxury Japanese restaurant will charge 3,000 yuan (US$439) each for a meal in the pavilion. Visitors can experience one of the world's most expensive restaurants and then experience the world's most comfortable toilet.
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