These musical roads of Japan play music as you travel them !, Japan
The world is full of strange places and events; while some cannot be explained, some are man-made. Well, one of those weird man-made stuff is the Japan Music Route. Yes, you read that right! There are exactly four of these roads in Japan that play melodious music as you walk through them, but the idea is much more interesting and inspiring.
These roads are found in the Hokkaido, Wakayama, Shizuoka, and Gunma regions of Japan, and all play different tunes.
Japanese locals call them
Melody routes because these musical paths play music for the drivers. Stretching between 175m and 250m, these roads are carved with thousands of grooves that make music as you cross. These grooves are cut at specific intervals and running through them at a particular speed creates soothing music.
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It works as a warning sign for speeding, while keeping drivers awake while driving. Besides traffic signs, all roads are marked with musical notes which are painted on the road surface. These signs alert motorists to the incoming musical melody. Since these grooves are located on the side of the road and not in the middle, drivers have the option of crossing them or avoiding them altogether.
To listen to musical notes, motorists must keep the car windows closed and drive at 28 mph, keeping one vehicle wheel in the grooves. If you drive too fast on it, the sound will come out as a fast forward band, but if you go slow or too slow, there will be music.
There are several hit Japanese songs that are playing for motorists and it seems that the idea is already a hit among tourists, who have shared their videos on various social media platforms.