But one look at the waste incinerator would tell you why the tourists make the mistake. A whimsical colour scheme, a cartoon-like theme and a golden orb-like chimney gives Maishima waste treatment center its carnival-esque appearance. But there are no rides. Instead, it burns 900 tonnes of garbage every day, reported Asahi.com.
The garbage plant sees a footfall of nearly 12,000 curious visitors, with 30% of them being from foreign lands, the report quotes officials.
The idea behind the plant's unusual and quirky design was to have a "fusion of technology, environment and art". Click for more trending news