Cute Japanese bus stops look like fruits and vegetables

Bus stops don’t have to be boring! In the Japanese town of Konagai, part of Isahaya City in Nagasaki Prefecture, along the road you’ll find some juicy bus stops, built in the shape of strawberries, melons, watermelons, oranges and tomatoes. There are a total of 16 stops that look like this:

The five different types of bus stops. Photo source: http://www.city.isahaya.nagasaki.jp/topics/burari/no004/burari.htm

A total of 16 stops along Route 207 (map from the Isahaya City web site).

What’s the story behind this? The stops were built for the Travel Expo show in 1990 with the intent to serve as an attractive gateway for travelers entering the Nagasaki Prefecture. According to the Isahaya City web site, the creators got the idea for these unusual shapes from the famous story of Cinderella where the carriage turns into a pumpkin.

For all lovers of healthy food, here are a few more photos:

A strawberry...

...watermelon...

...melon...

...orange...

...and tomato.

Photo source: http://ameblo.jp/love2strawberry/entry-10094286716.html

Isahaya City official web site: http://www.city.isahaya.nagasaki.jp/topics/burari/no004/burari.htm