Otemachi Station | 大手町駅
December 2, 2022

Hidden golden escalator at Otemachi Station in Tokyo

Among all the plain escalators in Tokyo train stations, this one certainly stands out.

Our readers in Dubai are going to smirk at this one, but since this is about Tokyo with its hundreds of train stations that are typically equipped with plain and boring escalators, it is a pretty big deal.

Located near the exits C11 and C12 at Otemachi Station in Tokyo, you can find a golden escalator. Unfortunately it’s not your usual 24 carat gold, but it looks good nonetheless. The escalator leads from an underground passage up to the atrium of Otemachi 1st Square building that looks just as luxurious (and since now it’s December, they had a nicely decorated tree in the middle of the atrium).

Pro tip: the best time to observe this extra stylish escalator in all its glory would be on a sunny day, when the sunlight comes in through the glassy ceiling up above the atrium, making it look that much more glitzy. To imagine what it’s like to take a roundtrip ride on this escalator, see the photos in the gallery below.

Photo gallery
Camera Fujifilm X100V
Lens Fujinon Super EBC 23mm f/2 + WCL-X70 wide converter
Film simulation Kodachrome 64 (from Fuji X Weekly)
ISO Various
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