LIving in Japan tip

The other day I'd arranged to meet my sister at a station.  While I was waiting, I really needed to pee so scanned my suica and went into the station to use the toilet.

When you come out, because it's the same station, you need to go see the dude in the ticket box.  He asked me why I was coming out of the same station and I told him I'd used the toilet.

HE CHARGED ME THE MINIMUM TICKET FEE.

That's right.  I had to pay to go in and use the toilet.  Ripped off.  I've used the trains well over a thousand times and NOT used the toilet so surely I'm entitled to a freebie.

If I ever need to do that again, I'm going to lie and say I went into the wrong station.