These Japanese Bus Stops Were Designed After the One in Totoro

 - Sep 30, 2013
References: brianashcraft.kinja & kotaku
One of the most memorable scenes in the Hayao Miyazaki animated movie 'My Neighbor Totoro' became a real setting thanks to a few Japanese bus stops. The bus stops look just like the famous scene in the anime where Totoro stands with an umbrella waiting for the bus.

The giant raccoon's big grin is so friendly and fun, children and adults will instantly love the fellow traveler. Although the size of the statue character is not as large as one would imagine from the cartoon, his features are still incredibly precise.

At other bus stops where there are wooden shelters, there are also cardboard pop-ups of the main characters. While you're waiting at the bus stop, these funny characters will keep you company so you don't feel alone. This creative design is a nice way to bring smiles to people's faces as they commute.