By Carole Goldsmith Copyright © 2010 , All Rights Reserved
When visiting Japan, you really need to know the characters for male and female in the bathroom. I remember staying at Yoyogi Youth Hostel in Tokyo and I was getting ready for my evening bath in the same bathroom as the previous evening.
It was the female bathroom the night before, so I just assumed that it would be the correct bath-room...... wrong,
I soon found out that it was the wrong bathroom as a group of Singaporean students came bounding in the bathroom and said that I was in the male bathroom and I should learn the characters for male and female.
Sure enough the manager of the hostel had changed the Japanese signs so that the male and female bathrooms had traded places.
I certainly learnt the symbols for male and female in Japanese after that funny experience