But now the stress-factor of finding that perfect spot, and cleaning up after yourself, have been removed thanks to those wacky Japanese (who else?).
Designers of the new outdoor outhouse say that their 2,150-square-foot restroom is the largest toilet in the world – and possibly the most scenic.
Designed by architect Sou Fujimoto, the single glass washroom cubicle is protected by a six-and-a-half foot fence enclosing a garden of peach, plum and sakura trees.
“The area around the station has an incredible natural beauty,” Fujimoto said. “We wanted for those who used the toilet to enjoy this scenery and that feeling of release.”
The luxurious lavatory costs around US$123,000 (B3.7 million), according to CNET.
This fancy outhouse is one of many designs keeping Japan at the forefront of toilet technology. The country is also responsible for the poop-powered bicycle and the urine-controlled video game Toylet.