Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Most Expensive Washrooms/Toilets/Bathrooms In the world

3D-GOLD Jewelry Store, Hong Kong: Back in 2001, this jewelry store earned two spots in the Guinness Book of World Records. With a bathroom almost totally made out of gold, it scored "most expensive bathroom" and "most expensive toilet."

Limestone gallery in London offer bespoke bathrooms and other interior décor made from a variety of natural materials. This particular bathroom features a solid Ivory Stone bathtub carved from a single piece of stone. Possibly the most exceptional bathroom fittings I have ever seen.
Price – this one is at the lower end of their range and sells for around $70,000 for the entire bathroom. A single bath tub can cost as much as $140,000 – just for the bath tub.
World's most expensive toilet made of 24 karat goldThe Japanese love playing with words, and if you ask a Japanese what the 3Ks are in Japan they will tell you it stands for the words Kitanai (dirty), Kitsui (demeaning) and Kiken (dangerous). The 3Ks commonly refer to work that Japanese do not want to do.
But for Shanghai World Expo, Japan has come up with another 3Ks. This time the 3Ks are Kirei (pretty), Kawai (cute) and Kimochiii (sensibility) - and these buzzwords that sum up the spirit of modern-day Japan are part of the theme of "Better Life from Japan" that is being presented by one of the nation's three pavilions present at the 2010 exposition.

The Japan Industry Pavilion, like the Osaka Pavilion, is situated in the Best Urban Practices area of the Expo Park, and it is well worth a visit.
Around the pavilion you will find food shops selling mainly Osaka specialties, such as tako-yaki (fried octopus balls), yaki-soba (friend noodles) and okonomiyaki (savoury pancake). There is even a large red squid decoration above one of the food stalls, somewhat reminiscent of the large red squid that can be seen on the Dotonbori in the heart of Japan's second city. The Dotonbori is renowned for its gastronomical pleasures, especially for those on a tight budget.
Certainly, if you are feeling particularly flushed you may want to try Murasaki, an exclusive restaurant at the Japan Industry Pavilion, where for 3,000 RMB per person you can enjoy a seasonal menu of kaiseki-ryori (traditional Japanese haute-cuisine). Chefs have been especially flown in from the renowned Kyoto restaurants Kikunoi, Tankuma Kitamise and Uosaburo to prepare the finest of meals. The restaurant has five dining rooms, all private, and the large windows offer beautiful views of a spacious neo-Zen garden. The pond sparkles with light filtering in through a bamboo hedge. Dinner here is likely to be an experience that you won't forget.