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Most haulage vehicles have snug little sleeping compartments for their drivers to crawl into after many hours on the road, but if you take a look around an average Greyhound or overnight bus you’ll notice no such place to hunker down.

So if a driver needs a little shut-eye between trips, where do they get it? Motels? Some kind of depot? Sitting up in their seat with a neck pillow? According to the following video, night bus drivers in Japan actually have another alternative, and it’s a lot closer than we thought.

Sure, we’ve heard news stories about passengers stowing away in luggage holds, but we never knew drivers actually had legitimate sleeping bays in the belly of the bus!

Where, you ask? Right here!

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Not to be confused with the luggage compartment (with is usually on the left side as that’s closest to the pavement in right-hand-drive Japan), this little compartment has room for a full-size single futon where a driver can get some rest even where there are minimal facilities. We can’t imagine it’s especially warm, though…

▼ Let’s take a look inside…

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▼Looks surprisingly roomy!

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 ▼ There’s even a built-in “porch light” for night time

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We’ll leave you with the full, kind of grainy, video. Do buses in your country have these secret bedrooms?

Source: YouTube via Yahoo! Japan