Honestly, the times I've been to Japan I've never really encountered these except once or twice way out in the sticks. I know they're still out there, but they're few and far between at this point, at least as far as most tourists are concerned. What's your experience with these (without going into too much detail lol)...A 2016 survey conducted by the Japan Tourism Agency found that around 40% of 4,000 public toilets at major sightseeing spots in Japan were Japanese-style toilets. While some find squatting more hygienic, the overwhelming majority of people favor Western-style toilets. Foreign tourists in particular may not know how to use squat toilets or consider them unsanitary.