Naha Harbor Diner – The Crazy Banyan Treehouse Cafe in Japan

October 25, 2008 / No Comments

The Naha Harbor Diner in Okinawa, Japan, is comfortably perched atop an amazing life-size banyan tree structure, also known as gajumaru, with protruding arms that securely hold this pan-Asian restaurant in place.

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Overlooking the vast ocean below, this 20 foot banyan tree is built at the entrance of the Onoyama Park in the appropriately named Banyan town shopping center.

The café which is accessible by both a spiral stairway and an inbuilt tree trunk elevator specializes in locally grown and organically harvested foods brought straightaway from the farms. It dishes out fresh vegetables, juicy chickens and pork and native salts thereby cutting down the expenses of shipping and packaging along with a reduction in carbon and plastic wastes.

Even if you are not adventurous enough to try out the local food, the place is definitely worth paying a visit just for its scenic beauty. – via Inhabitat

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