The Mystery of Double Staircases


In older parts of Tokyo one often sees cool double staircases. Side by side they lie, completely misaligned and redundant.

To this day their purpose completely eludes me.

They’re obviously a relic of bygone times, but it’s really difficult to imagine what originally existed there to justify such an arrangement.


the old and the new


These and the ones at the top of this post can be found in Shibuya:


See them on Google Maps


the old and the old


And these are in Nippori:

(click images to enlarge)



See them on Google Maps

Such examples can be found all across Tokyo. They’re really cool, but why do do you think they exist?

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~ by JapanGasm on 21 February, 2012.

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