Can't find a parking spot? Try looking in Tokyo. Space is at such a premium that they've created a floating parking lot. The creation, called Umihotaru is actually a tourist attraction.
Umihotaru also connects to the world's longest underwater tunnel which connects Kawasaki and Kisarazu.
Check it out on Google Maps.
Implications - The bridge to get to this floating island is 4.4km, once they make it across, visitors can stop and marvel at the incredible lot unlike any other in the world. If they're just looking to drive by, or rather under, the 9.5km underwater tunnel is just as fascinating. You probably would never have guessed that parking could be so interesting.
When Parking Lots Become Tourist Attractions
1. Floating Parking Lot - The creation of a floating car park provides an innovative solution to the increasing lack of parking spaces in cities.
2. Tourist Parking Attraction - Transforming parking lots into tourist destinations can provide an avenue for additional revenue streams and potential for economic growth.
3. Connecting Infrastructure - Integrating parking infrastructure into larger transportation networks presents an opportunity to increase accessibility and convenience for users.
1. Automotive Industry - Manufacturers can look to incorporate floating parking technology into their vehicle design for more efficient use of space.
2. Tourism Industry - Developing unique and unconventional tourist experiences such as visiting floating car parks can attract a wider range of visitors and increase revenue.
3. Transportation Industry - Incorporating floating parking infrastructure into public transportation systems can provide users with more convenient and accessible options for reaching their destination.