The World’s Shortest Escalator Can Be Found Just South Of Tokyo [Travel Video]


In case you find yourself in the city of Kawasaki, Japan (located just south of Tokyo), you won’t find much beyond the local baseball stadium, Kawasaki Stadium, and a large industrial center along the waterfront. However, if you get out at the Kawasaki Train Station and head across the street to the More’s department store, you will find the world’s shortest escalator, as Reddit user Etegamiguy recently discovered in the above video.

The vertical rise of the escalator is measured at only 32.8 inches, which is apparently good enough to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records (Yahoo! News even confirmed this fact with Guinness themselves). And now you know.

[The World’s Shortest Escalator via YouTube]


Published on January 03, 2013

  • TheExpeditioner

    Nice, this video started making the rounds from Reddit, which is where I heard about it initially.

  • http://buildingmybento.wordpress.com/ BuildingMyBento

    I wrote about a few superlative Asian escalators last year, if you’re interested: https://buildingmybento.wordpress.com/2012/07/31/haughty-escalators/ – naturally, the Kawasaki one was included. Naturally, it wasn’t functioning when I went. Where did you read about it @Matt Stabile?