Thursday 9 May 2013

Musical Roads...

I have no idea if these are one of those 'only in Japan' things or not, if you know of a musical road outside of Japan, please let me know, I found it fascinating.
So, let me back-track a bit...we went camping in Gunma over the long weekend and on our way to the campsite we are driving along and suddenly this music starts playing, but it wasn't from a loud speaker it was coming from the road!

We encountered another one when we were out the following day, there are signs up saying that the musical road will start playing soon and it is made by grooves in the road - if you watch the video you can just about make them out, I don't really know how it works but it was pretty cool. We thought it would be funny to have the Darth Vader music or if you are near the sea the Jaws shark attack music, in fact you could have a lot of fun with these.

The video is very short and you will need to turn the sound up high....

I'll post about the rest of our camp soon, just trying to get back into the swing of things and work through the mountains of laundry and emails!

If you know of any other musical roads, please let me know!

*update - more info over here*


  1. Is this a late April Fools?! This is amazing!!!

  2. That's absolutely brilliant! I have never heard of or seen anything like it!!!!

  3. I just looked it up and there's one in Hokkaido! So I looked on a map and it's about as far away from us as you can get in an area that we have no reason ever to go to. Boo. (Shibetsu near Nemuro.) Apparently there's one in Nagano Ken, too.

    1. ohhh, we might have to start camping near musical roads!


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