Use the Toilet Slippers

Use the Toilet Slippers

The Japanese switch to a different set of slippers when entering the toilet. Just inside the room containing the toilet, there will be a special pair of slippers for use in that room only. When entering, simply remove your house slippers and leave them lined up just outside the door to the toilet. Slip on the toilet slippers and proceed. When leaving the toilet, switch back to your house slippers and leave the toilet slippers where you found them.