¶ OUTLINE OF FINLAND
LOCAL LANGUAGE FINNISH 
LOCAL NOTATION MIS-sa VAY-say ohn?
PRONUNCIATION " MIS-sa VAY-say ohn? "
ABOUT LANGUAGE AND EXPRESSION The officail languages are Finnish and Swedish(5.5% of total population).

From the geographical localtion, Finnish is often considered that it is similar to Swedish or Russian. However, Finnish belongs to the Finno-Ugrian languages even though the languages above belog to the Indo-European languages. It is more similar to Hungaian or Estonian rather than them.

"Missa on" means "where is" and "WC" means "toilet". 
OUTLINE OF TOILET CULTURE Most of toilets are sitting style(western style). Don't mind.  

INFORMATION ABOUT TOILET / INFORMATION ABOUT URINAL

¶ INFORMATION ABOUT TOILET
  ID:FI100001 YEAR: 2005 PLACE: Rovaniemi
(McDonald's) 
FI100001
SHAPE: SQUATTING STYLE
HOW TO CLEAN UP: BY PAPER
HOW IT DISAPPEARS: FLUSH BY WATER
DIRECTION TO FACE: TO THE ENTRANCE
DOOR: 100%
PARTITION: 100%
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
No comments in English. (Koichi reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
There is a handrail by the toilet. It is easy to use for elder peole and handicaped people.
Simple and Functional!
That is the Northern European quality as we expect.


  ID:FI100002 YEAR: 2006 PLACE: Helsinki
(Nuuksio National Park) 
FI100002
SHAPE: SITTING STYLE
HOW TO CLEAN UP: BY PAPER
HOW IT DISAPPEARS: FALL INTO A HOLE
DIRECTION TO FACE: TO THE ENTRANCE
DOOR: 100%
PARTITION: 100%
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
No comments in English. (osakana reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
Thank you for your post.
I have seen the similar sitting type toilet in some remains of ancient Rome which is origin of Western style toilets (even though it was not step-like). It may be a little hard for Japanese to sit on the level where people walk with their shoes on.


  ID:FI100003 YEAR: 2006 PLACE: tampere
(Seitseminen National Park) 
FI100003
SHAPE: OTHER
HOW TO CLEAN UP: OTHER
HOW IT DISAPPEARS: FALL INTO A HOLE
DIRECTION TO FACE: TO THE ENTRANCE
DOOR: 100%
PARTITION: 100%
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
No comments in English. (osakana reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
Thank you for your post.
This is a toilet in a farm house build in 1850.
It is a surprise that there were toilets shared with
livestocks also in Finland which are seen rarely in Asian country sides, e.g. China.


  ID:FI100004 YEAR: 2004 PLACE: Pohjois-Konnevesi
(Public toilet) 
FI100004
SHAPE: SITTING STYLE
HOW TO CLEAN UP: BY PAPER
HOW IT DISAPPEARS: FALL INTO A HOLE
DIRECTION TO FACE: TO THE ENTRANCE
DOOR: 100%
PARTITION: 100%
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
When I was backpacking in Finland.@One day I overnight near the large lake called Pohjois-Konnevesi. This picture was taken there.
On the door, the letter N means nainen(lady) and M means mies(gentleman). (talvi reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
Thank you for your post.
This is the same step-like toilet like the one osakana reported.
The step-like toilets seem to be popular in Finnish country side.


  ID:FI100005 YEAR: 2004 PLACE: Salla
(Hotel Takka-valkea) 
FI100005
SHAPE: SITTING STYLE
HOW TO CLEAN UP: BY PAPER
HOW IT DISAPPEARS: FLUSH BY WATER
DIRECTION TO FACE: TO THE ENTRANCE
DOOR: 100%
PARTITION: 100%
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
No comments in English. (talvi reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
Thank you, talvi.
He says that bidets are not so popular in Finland, but there is a small shower hose in a toilet instead of bidets. Therefore, it is very close between a sink and a toilet.

It is very interesting.
A shower hose in a toilet is very popular in the Southerneast Asian countries which have a water washing culture, but it is rare in the Europian countries which have a paper wiping culture.


  ID:FI100007 YEAR: 2006 PLACE: Jyvaskyla
(Presso(Self-Service cafeteria)) 
FI100007
SHAPE: SITTING STYLE
HOW TO CLEAN UP: BY PAPER
HOW IT DISAPPEARS: FLUSH BY WATER
DIRECTION TO FACE: TO THE ENTRANCE
DOOR: 100%
PARTITION: 100%
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
No comments in English. (talvi reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
Lights of this toilet is blue in order to prevent junkies from injection with drugs in this toilet. It is a bit sad that we are living close to junkies. This toilet is one of solutions when Finnish people face the reality.




¶ INFORMATION ABOUT URINAL
  ID:FI200006 YEAR: 2006 PLACE: Jyvaskyla
(Citymarket) 
FI200006
EXISTENCE OF URINAL: YES
SHAPE: WALL HUNG MODEL(POT)
   
   
   
   
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
No comments in English. (talvi reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
Thank you for your post as the first urinal information in Finland.
There is a "pot" type also in Finland!


  ID:FI200008 YEAR: 2006 PLACE: Jyvaskyla
(Presso(Self-Service cafeteria)) 
FI200008
EXISTENCE OF URINAL: YES
SHAPE: WALL HUNG MODEL(POT)
   
   
   
   
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
No comments in English. (talvi reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
These are urinals in the same toilet of FI100007.


  ID:FI200009 YEAR: 2005 PLACE: Helsinki
(Urinal in a restaurant) 
FI200009
EXISTENCE OF URINAL: YES
SHAPE: OTHER
(sink type )
   
   
   
   
   
REPORTER'S COMMENTS:
No comments in English. (kobachan reported)
WEBMASTER'S COMMENTS:
Thank you for your post.
It is a wide sink type urinal in a restaurant in Helsinki.
It was about 70cm high. It may be a little hard for kids to use it.
There are few sink type urinals like this in Japan.
If somebody from Japan encounters this type, they may not recognize that this is an urinal.