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 :)
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!