Learn about Japan's secret elevator codes


Sounds convenient

When I'm given a choice between using an elevator or walking up the stairs, I tend to go with the latter. Even though the former lets you relax while you reach the next floor, my movement skills tend to help me reach my destination faster.

Speaking of elevators, it looks like Japan has a special maneuver to prevent people who hate landing on the wrong floor. According to Twitter user rsmaru, each brand has a combination that can help you cancel your choice before the elevator moves.

The easiest one is the command for America's Otis, Mitsubishi, Matsushita, and Toshiba, which can be canceled through quickly pressing the button twice. If you come across a Hitachi model, you only need to hold the button for a bit. Since this method works on Mitsubishi and Toshiba, you have the option to pick the easiest code. While these methods are easy, the Fujitek requires you to press the button repeatedly five times. On top of that, you have to be fast.

In the end, these combinations seem useful for anyone who visits Japan since you can use that extra time to enjoy your trip. One thing for sure, this feature makes me want to test it out on U.S. elevators. Seeing that this is the first time I learned about these codes, I might be amused about this information for a good while.

[via SoraNews24]

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