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Japan’s laziest, least motivated train station ticket gate charms the Internet【Photos】

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Not the most famous attraction in Kurashiki, but it might be the most unique one.

When most people think of the town of Kurashikiof Okayama Prefecture, they think of its picturesque canals and preserved buildings.and Japanese Twitter users @meat stew You may have seen them on your recent trip to the city, but the main reason he goes there is Kurashiki’s Kimi Station.

In Japan, it’s not uncommon for the station itself to be an attraction. Some rail hubs are connected to sprawling entertainment complexes packed with shops, restaurants and performance venues. Others have special significance in the history of the development of the Japanese railway network. Kimi doesn’t really fit into either category, but @meat_stew wanted to see it all the same. “Lazy and unmotivated ticket gate” how lazy is that? please look.

At the most basic level, gates are expected to be able to prevent people from passing through an area without permission. However, your “gate” is a single terminal in front of the stairs of the station, and is located parallel to the stairs, so perhaps Slightly hinders someone trying to climb the middle of the stairs, except there is already a handrail preventing it.

Built in 1988, Kimi’s rural location JR Honshi Bisan LineIn the olden days attendants may have stamped tickets. No, but now most people pay the fare with a prepaid IC card, and the terminal touchpad can handle that function, and there is still a slot to insert a paper ticket, then the machine stamps .

▼ “I came all the way to Okayama just to see the lazy and unmotivated ticket gates at JR Kimi Station.”

Obviously, Kimi operates on an honor system. A reluctant turnstile can record that someone has used a ticket to board a train, but it cannot stop it. please do not I have a ticket from doing the same. There are security cameras pointed at the gate, but as one commenter noted, even that doesn’t seem very motivating.

In addition to nearly 45,000 likes, other online reactions include:

“I like that they are lined up perfectly in the middle of the stairs.”
“Maybe you just happen to walk in without noticing it and not buying a ticket.”
“Great. Lazy than you can imagine.”
“‘Hey, thank you for stopping by. You’re fine now, aren’t you?’
“I can’t say for sure why, but it has a somewhat futuristic atmosphere. Let’s all take care of this place.”

Strange as it may seem, the fact that Kimi Station is still open suggests that most people are following the rules and paying for their tickets. So it’s not that ticket gates are lazy, but that they’ve just mastered the art of doing exactly the amount of work required.

Source, Image: Twitter/@meat_stew
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