Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Japan Road Trip - Fruit Bus Stops

I've been dying to share this post with you because....FRUIT BUS STOPS!!!! Super credit goes to Ben for agreeing to this drive, it was definitely out of the way but made me deliriously happy. The bus stops live in Konagai, in Nagasaki prefecture which was to be our last destination before turning around and heading back to Tokyo. On a side note the brides to Nagasaki made me super scared to cross - so high! I've also got a handful of posts to go before we wrap up our holiday in Tokyo, actually so many posts to go so fear not if you love Japan :)



Peek a boo




Watermelon bus stop window



Melon bus stop





Melon bus stop window


I ended up counting 14 fruit bus stops in total; 3 strawberries, 3 melons (rock melons in australia), 3 oranges, 3 watermelons and 2 tomatoes. They all exist along one road, so it's really easy to travel down and see them all - bit harder to stop but since a lot of Japanese like to just pull up anywhere (in our experience at least) it wasn't too much of a hassle :) Some stops had another fruit on the opposite side (making sense since they are working bus stops) whilst others stood on their lonesome and all fairly evenly paced apart.  In between the fruit bus stops I did spy some good old regular shelters as well but the fruits you have to say, overpower them :P  The town itself, is on the sea so it made the drive really picturesque and I would definitely recommend if you love the idea of giant fruit bus stops!

14 comments:

  1. WHAAAATTTT!!! I did not know these existed and they're so great! Haha, what a good idea. Also, that's cool yr road tripping in Japan; how fun! Looking forward to more posts XD

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    1. YAY! They are the coolest hey, I wish ever city's council would think about quirky tourist ideas, would make every place more fun :) Thanks for reading!!

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  2. Fantastic photographs. These fruit bus stops are too cute for words!

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  3. Oh my goodness! Those are amazing! If those were little houses I would love to live in one:D

    And yay for even more posts! Still catching up on a few, but definitely look forward to more!

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  4. Yay! I'm so happy you saw these (and impressed with the range of spots you fit into your Japan trip!) When we drove through here on a road trip we had no idea that the bus stops existed and got such a surprise! I wanted to take proper photos but we were in a rush and I had a friend and husband waiting in the car - your photos are so good! Love this whole post x

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    1. oh wow, that would make for the best surprise! Gotta get this husband and friend on board with the photo taking hey :P I know that feeling when you're the only one super keen - lol lol!

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  5. These are soo perfect!!! Did not know they existed. I am so so visiting them when I am ever there... BIG LOVE and thanks so much for sharing - this is making me deliriously happy too :))

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    1. YAY! thanks for all your love Katrina!

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  6. This post is making me so so so super happy, love it so much! <3 Credit to Ben for driving here, super worthy trip (I'm sure he agrees), this is the cutest, love your smiles and the t-shirt just matches perfectly. I think I need to have the strawberry pic in my desktop to cheer me up everyday, so lovely :)

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    1. They make me so happy too!! I still think Ben may think I'm a little crazy for even suggesting driving out of the way for them but he's a good soul and luckily an advocate for my happiness :) :)

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