japan’s fruit-shaped bus stops

In 1990, the folks of Konagai, Japan had a simple but supremely clever idea: to build bus stops that look like giant pieces of fruit. Yep, that was the whole plan.

26 years on, and the shelters still look pretty darn swell. In fact, they continue to draw in tourists – and why wouldn’t they? Imagine how amazing your school life would have been, if you'd been able to hang out in a massive tomato instead of counting down the minutes at your local bus stop, where the most exciting thing was undoubtedly an empty packet of Twisties floating in the wind. Feel free to forward this on to your local minister for transport.

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