Two Chinese tourists have apologized for trying to take a little souvenir back with them from their trip to Japan — a hotel room toilet seat.
Now, the couple didn’t just swipe the seat straight from the toilet; instead, they happened to find a spare underneath their bed and thought that nobody would miss it, Apple Daily reports.
But the hotel in Nagoya did. They contacted the tour guide and demanded that the porcelain seat by returned immediately.
At first, the couple flatly denied the accusations; however, eventually the missing toilet seat was discovered inside their luggage.
They then explained that they thought the toilet seat had been left under the bed by the previous occupant of the room.
To make amends, the couple wrote a letter “sincerely apologizing” for the incident and promising that it wouldn’t happen again. And we certainly hope not, because the couple are still scheduled to return to Nagoya on their last day of the trip and will stay at the same hotel.
We’ll have to wait and see how many toilet seats the hotel decides to leave in their room.
Ultra-fancy Japanese toilet seats are a big ticket item for Chinese tourists visiting Japan. Last Spring Festival, one man from Hangzhou hopped over to Japan to splurge on a new luxury toilet seat, only to later find out that it was in fact made at a factory in Hangzhou.