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Thursday, May 16, 2019

The Tokyo Sesame Place Escalators

Tokyo Sesame Place had a remarkably long set of escalators. These would take you up and down the mountain that separated the park from the parking lot.

According to Excite News it was 40.8 meters tall (133.8 feet) - which in 2004 - was the longest escalator in Japan.

As you rode up the escalator Big Bird's head would become visible at the top.

Image from https://blogs.yahoo.co.jp

Image from japaneseclass.jp/

Image from YouTube

Many pictures make it look like the Big Bird head was directly in front of the escalator, but it was a dozen or so feet back, as you can see in this picture:

Image from YouTube

After the park closed the escalators were removed:

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