Oceanic ambience created, just so you can relieve yourself

Wonder how many of you actually use the restroom in the middle of a swim. Not a pleasant idea to ponder on, but if you go by this unique concept of a toilet facility at the Mumin Papa Cafe in the city of Akashi (Hyogo region), it must be great. The ladies’ restroom is built into the side of a giant aquarium filled with exotic fish and a sea turtle that has become quite a Peeping Tom! The cafe owner says that the 30-million-yen ($270,000) marine restroom has been designed to recreate the “pleasant sensation” of relieving yourself while swimming in the ocean. Catch the video of the toilet after the break.

When asked, the owner confirmed that the sea turtle is male and “a bit of a letch.”