Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Hotel Parking - Tokyo Dai-ichi
This parking garage is a giant carousel. The car drives onto a large steel plate. It is carefully parked after being guided in by the attendent. The car is locked then it is rotated into place until it is needed again. There are different parking garages in Japan that use the shuttle system vs. the carousel. This takes up much less space than traditional western style parking garages where you drive to your spot, park the car and walk out. The round steel plate in the foreground is used to rotate the car to face the street after the car is reversed out of the parking carousel.