Coin parking lots are a way of life if you live in central Tokyo. With most back streets only wide enough to allow regular traffic to squeeze through, most of the time there is no way you can get away with dropping your car off on the side of the road. If you do, you will risk getting a ticket by the "men in green," jobsworth parking attendants that seem to pop out of nowhere and leave ¥15,000 parking fines in a split second. So sometimes forking out up to ¥800 an hour at one of the many automated parking lots scattered throughout the city is the only way you don't risk coming back to a nasty surprise. And like most places around Tokyo these are usually great locations to do some car spotting running into cool rides like this 1974 Chevy Malibu 350 Estate I came across the other day. Thankfully this particular coin parking was pretty wide as this is one huge car!
-Dino Dalle Carbonare