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Yume no Shima aka Dream Island aka Garbage Island


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#1 CheapyD

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Posted 16 December 2005 - 12:45 AM

So, Mrs. Cheapy and I decided to go on a bike ride last weekend and while we were crossing a bridge, I spotted this thing.

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Intrigued, I demended we investigate. Mrs. Cheapy explained that we were approaching Yume no Shima (Dream Island). The best part about Dream Island is that its actually a giant garbage dump, but because Japan spends tons of money on public works, they turned it into a pretty nice place.

The Dome you see pictured above and below is a Tropical Greenhouse (website) that actually runs off the heat produced by the garbage incinerator.

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Of course, I wanted to go inside, not only to check it out, but because I was tried from riding the bike and I had recently powered down a whole bunch of lunch at an American-style family restaurant (that probably deserves its own thread).

Admission was only 250 yen each ($2), so we went inside.

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Nice bananas! (ps. banana in Japanese is...banana)

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#2 Ikohn4ever

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Posted 16 December 2005 - 01:03 AM

that place is pretty sweet lookin, you should have climbed up the tree and started eating the bananas.
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#3 AshesofWake

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Posted 16 December 2005 - 01:04 AM

wow that looks beautiful
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#4 corrosivefrost

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Posted 16 December 2005 - 01:04 AM

That's really cool! It's looks nice inside... Dammit, why is Japan seemingly 100x cooler than where I live? :-P

#5 ArthurDigbySellers

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Posted 16 December 2005 - 01:21 AM

Wow, just like Mount Trashmore in Virginia Beach...only 100x better.

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#6 Photomotoz

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Posted 16 December 2005 - 02:00 AM

Seriously, people should be paying to get into garbage dumps.

#7 WhipSmartBanky

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Posted 16 December 2005 - 03:51 AM

Damn, that's cool.

Now that, my friend, is a shared moment.

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#8 Mono`

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Posted 16 December 2005 - 05:05 AM

Worth the 2 bucks to get in.

You forgot to post the pics of the ganja garden.

#9 redgopher

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Posted 16 December 2005 - 05:18 AM

That's it, I'm moving to Japan.

#10 cag1000

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Posted 16 December 2005 - 05:38 AM

If Pauly Shore and one of the Baldwins popped out it probaly would have been the best day you ever had. Cause chillin with the weeze rules.

#11 Graystone

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Posted 16 December 2005 - 05:18 PM

Admission was only 250 yen each ($2), so we went inside.


If you bring Trash is it free to get in?

#12 radjago

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 09:42 PM

$2? In America, we can dumpster dive for free.

#13 KaneRobot

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Posted 21 December 2005 - 04:05 PM

I had recently powered down a whole bunch of lunch at an American-style family restaurant (that probably deserves its own thread).


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#14 Storamin

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Posted 21 December 2005 - 04:19 PM

hell, i would pay 2$ to stay away from our garbage islands...
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#15 hipsterplease

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Posted 21 December 2005 - 04:32 PM

All that from burning garbage! Ain't that some shit?