The beautiful manhole cover designs of Japan

It's this sort of attention to detail that makes me love Japan.
  1. The standard Sakura
    You see these everywhere and they're still ten times prettier than anything here in the UK.
  2. Some are colourful
    Near my hotel in Tokyo
  3. Osaka City
  4. Osaka Castle
  5. Nagoya
  6. Nagoya
  7. More cherry blossom
    You see this one in a lot of parks and gardens
  8. Even more cherry blossom + bird and ginkgo
    At Koishikawa Korakuen
  9. Here's a few from Flickr
  10. Space!
  11. Cranes
  12. Kawaii mascots
  13. Kawaii firemen
  14. Osaka Castle in colour
  15. Deer
  16. manholecovers on Instagram also has loads of amazing ones.
  17. Swans
  18. Flowers
  19. Hiroshima
    Paper cranes. So colourful for a sewer!
  20. Have you seen any good ones? Add them!
  21. Iwakuni-Shi Japan is home to the Kintai Bridge shown in this manhole cover I took a picture of in 2011 while I was living there!
    Suggested by   @bluerazzblowpop