The world’s shortest escalator can be found in Kawasaki, Japan, and a video of the pint-sized mode of transportation has gone viral on YouTube.
Nearly 440,000 YouTube users have viewed footage of the world’s shortest escalator, which has only six platforms at a time for pedestrians to stand on.
The pint-sized escalator can be found in More’s department store in Kawasaki, across the street from the Kawasaki train station.
According to the video of the world’s shortest escalator, the lift is only 32.8 inches high, putting it in the Guinness Book of World Records.
“It’s a thing of beauty and magnificence,” said YouTube user hippykiller1, who uploaded the viral clip to the video sharing site. “I rode the escalator seven times and it was a glorious experience. If you’re ever in the area, please check it out! It’s REALLY worth your time!”
The video of the world’s shortest escalator has gone viral, with about 400,000 views and more than 2,100 likes on YouTube.
“Boy that escalated quickly!” quipped YouTube user Hendry Spring, whose comment drew 15 likes.
“I want one in my home, straight to my sofa and one to the toilet. Oh what a wonderful world :),” wrote user MrLaurus71.
“Just went out to but a ticket to Japan just so I can visit this magnificent achievement of science and humanity. Thank you,” said narudh.
Not everyone was impressed by the world’s shortest escalator, however.
“That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever seen,” opined supertony52.
“People are so lazy” for riding the world’s shortest escalator, said christopherakeel95.
Kawasaki is located south of Tokyo and is about a 40-minute drive from Japan’s capital city.