Japanese Elevator Car Park

car_elevator_parkingSurely you’ve all heard of the car park elevators in Japan. You drive your car into a cradle and it goes up like a Ferris wheel.

Unlike most, this one is not covered by walls to look like an actual building, giving us a clear view of the mechanism in all its glory. Bewilderingly, it’s only about three stories tall and holds just six cars. It seems kind of pointless to go through the trouble of erecting this thing when the lot probably could have held three cars to begin with.

Also, it must really suck for the residents of the apartment behind it, to have the view from your window obstructed by a giant metal car carousel. But such are the concessions one has to make when space is at a premium.

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4 Responses to Japanese Elevator Car Park

  1. Nigel said:

    Looks like a giant “Fischer Price” car garage !

  2. TSiSS350 said:

    No chance for door dings…I like that!

  3. Jack said:

    whoa! pretty cool! oh and don’t call me shirley…

  4. Koich said:

    The ones that go underground are scary. Like the one in Akasaka-Mitsuke. Makes you think “Man, I may not see my car ever again”. lol