Giant fruit on the national highway in Nagasaki
Melon bus stop
Did you know that cute huge fruit suddenly appeared on highway 207 near Isahaya city in 1990? They were put there as part of the Nagasaki Travel Expo.
Some years ago, cute huge fruit suddenly appeared on the national highway.
In fact, they are actually bus stops located along highway 207 on the way from Isahaya city inNagasaki prefecture to Saga prefecture.
The reason for setting up these fruit-themed bus stops was the Nagasaki Travel Expo held in 1990. These were developed by Konagai Town to let visitors know about local specialties and also as a bit of fun.
Two of the fruit bus stops
The idea for the fruit bus stops
The idea came from the "magic pumpkin carriage" that appears in the Grimm fairy tale "Cinderella."
Complete with windows and chairs, they are beloved by many.
There are 5 types of fruit bus stops, including strawberries, melons and mandarins , which are all special products of Konagai Town. In total, you can find 16 fruit bus stops and the road has become nicknamed "Tokimeki Fruit Bus Stop Street".
When you come here make sure you enjoy these delicious fruits and take pictures by the bus stops!
Orange bus stop