Toilets

  • Korea has plenty of clean, modern and well-signed hwajangsil (public toilets; 화장실); inside the subway is a reliable place to find them in Seoul.
  • Virtually all toilets are free, some are decorated with flowers and artwork, and a few even have music.
  • Toilet paper is usually outside the cubicles. As always, it’s wise to carry a stash of toilet tissue around with you just in case.
  • Asian-style squat toilets are losing their battle with European-style ones, but there are still a few around. Face the hooded end when you squat.