Google Japan deploys giant-sized map pins throughout Tokyo

Like most things Japanese, the promotion for Google Japan's "Favorite Places" campaign is decidedly strange, yet innovative. Designed to promote the use of Google Maps, the campaign will plant life-sized Google Map markers at various hot spots around Tokyo during the month of August.

At each location, pedestrians will be able to view videos inside the giant map marker of popular Japanese figures detailing their favorite places in Japan. If you can't make it out to Tokyo to marvel at the oversized Google iconography, you can at least check out the official Google video here.

Via Google Japan