19 May

Parking for both cars and bicycles is at a premium in Japan’s big cities.

So automatic elevated parking garages are common here.

Here’s a video of an elevated car parking garage and one of an underground automated bicycle parking garage:

8 Responses to “Parking”

  1. mike May 25, 2009 at 4:50 am #

    Hello from New York! Yeah, I have always heard that real estate is hard to find there.


  2. Mom May 21, 2009 at 12:13 am #

    Wow, that is so incredible! is it very expensive to park there? just to park in an ordinary parking lot here can be pretty high, something like $5.00 for the day downtown. other than downtown, parking is not a problem in Asheville. it really wasn’t in Raleigh either. I think big cities like NYC are where parking spaces are just about nonexistent. some of those car tricks are scarey too. cars can be a lethal weapon-really. I know from first hand experience, they are not toys and most young people don’t really realize the danger. anyway, I am impressed with all that technology too, like opening the car with a cell phone? is that a trick or can it really be done? very cool stuff.


    • tokyo5 May 21, 2009 at 9:53 pm #

      US $5 (about ¥500) to park your car all day is cheap!

      And, yes, it is possible to lock/unlock and start your car with your cell-phone in Japan (if you have a new car and new type phone).


  3. gigihawaii May 20, 2009 at 2:14 am #

    Incredible! These videos are definitely worth watching.


    • tokyo5 May 20, 2009 at 2:30 am #

      These kinds of parking places can be seen all over Japan.


  4. cuteandcurls May 19, 2009 at 4:14 pm #

    WOW! Only the Japanese can come up with something unique, neat, high tech like this! That is absolutely wow wow wow ive never seen anything like it in my whole entire life! Man! I am so in love with Japan! I’m going to try and persuade my husband to at least try and do a 2 year or 3 or 4 or forever stint out there!


    • tokyo5 May 19, 2009 at 11:55 pm #

      Yes, Japan has many wonderful conveniences that are unique to this country!


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