The Solar Ark Cultivates A Better Understanding Of Renewable Energy
Nestled in the geographical center of Japan in Anpachi, Gifu Prefecture, the colossal Solar Ark towers 37 meters tall and 315 meters wide, meaning it’s one of the largest solar buildings in the world.
The ark-shaped edifice comprises 5,046 solar panels, which produce 530,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity every year. Built by Sanyo to cultivate a better appreciation of solar power, you can even visit the Museum of Solar Energy inside the Solar Ark.
Check Out This Late-Night DIY Vending Machine
It’s 3 am, and you run out of screws for the DIY project you started at midnight. In any normal country, you’d call it a night and go to the hardware store in the morning.
But not in Japan! Here, you simply walk to your nearest 24hr DIY vending machine, pop in a few hundred Yen and––hey presto––it’s back to work with almost no interruption!
Hungry? Try Out This Driverless Roving KFC
You know how it is. You’ve been on your feet all day wandering Japan’s beautiful cherry blossom. The only time you sat down was during an ancient tea ceremony, and you could eat a few dozen burgers. Well, you’re in luck!
There’s no need to go hunting for a KFC, McDonald’s, or Burger King because Colonel Sanders will come to you in this driverless roving fast food truck. Genius!
Safely Leave Your Luggage When You Visit The Restroom
Ah, there’s your black suitcase! Yet another genius idea from The Land of the Rising Sun. We’ve all had to struggle to take our suitcases into the cubicle when visiting the restroom while traveling.
But in Japan, they have a solution to every little problem. This anti-theft system can be found at airports and train stations. Lock up your luggage, do your business and your bag is there, waiting for you. Simple!
Check Out This Mini Driveway/Bridge In Kyoto
What do you do if you can’t park on the street and don’t have the room for a garage or carport? Why, you build a mini bridge/driveway for your tiny car over the stream next to your house, of course!
Okay, you’d spend half your woken life praying an earthquake tremor doesn’t send your car cascading into the stream, but it’s better than getting parking tickets every day.
Are We Making Ourselves Clear?
Remember back in the early 1990s when Coca-Cola introduced Tab Clear? Their ill-fated clear cola drink was universally hated and quickly withdrawn from shelves. But, guess what.
In Japan, you can buy Coca-Cola Clear. It is lemon-flavored to compensate for the missing caramel, which usually gives Coke its dark color. So, there we have it, folks; we hope it’s more CLEAR that Japan really is Earth’s most unique and imaginative country.