That all changed when I took my first bath there. Taking a bath if very common in Japan, especially if you live in a cold area. Japanese bath tubs also overflow into a drain in the floor so you can fill the tub to the brim and get right in.
Anyways, I do this for the first time and I look at the floor outside of that bath tub and there is about 2 inches of water that doesn't seem to be draining. I then notice there is tons of hair floating up from the drain. I start freaking out and get out of the bathroom all together. It was already late in the day and I didn't have the cleaning supplies to clean out a drain.
The next day I go and buy rubber gloves and some industrial strength cleaning agent that claims to melt hairs so that the drain can properly drain. Before I use the stuff I try to remove hair with my hands with rubber gloves on and I was flat out gagging. There was much more than just hair down there. It was a general gathering of filth.
So after about 5 trips to the trash can holding a ball of hair and filth accumulated over the past 3 years I finally used the solvent. The drain works a lot better now but still doesn't work nearly as well as a normal apartment. I know I might sound like I'm over reacting but it was truly traumatizing. I don't think I am ever going to look at that bathroom the same way again.