Tourists in Osaka Are Visiting This Garbage Incinerator And You Won’t Believe Why…

Tourists in Osaka Are Visiting This Garbage Incinerator And You Won’t Believe Why…

Care to make a guess?

Of all the places to visit in Osaka, why are tourists heading to a waste incineration plant?

Image credit: hiromitsu morimoto

Well, because they think it’s the Universal Studios Japan!

The Maishima Incineration Plant receives around 12,000 visitors by accident every year, making it somewhat of an unlikely mini tourist attraction on its own.

Well, to be fair, the incineration plant is located near the theme park; but then again, this is a place which processes up to 900 tonnes of garbage each day. As you can imagine, it’s nothing close to a theme park on the inside.

Image credit: hiromitsu morimoto

Image credit: hiromitsu morimoto

We guess we shouldn’t laugh too much – the waste plant has a colourful facade splattered with oddly-shaped windows and swirly lines. It sure does not look like your run-of-the-mill waste plant.

Designed by late Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser in line with the city government’s request for it to represent the “fusion of technology, environment and art”, the Maishima Incineration Plant seems more befitting for a theme park.

Image credit: hiromitsu morimoto

We mean, just look at that chimney and its glittering golden dome!

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