“Pepper” wearing a “happi coat” will guide tourists in Asakusa in Japanese/English/Chinese

11.February.2018 | SPOT

In accordance to the season where spring festivals and cherry blossom viewing parties are held, Tokyo Metro will install “Peppers” (human-shaped robots) which can speak several languages from the 15th of February (Thurs.) to the 10th of April (Tue.) in Asakusa Station to enhance the tour-guiding system.

 

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In accordance to the data gathered by the installation experiment held in Ueno Station from the 1st of December 2016 (Thurs.) to the 31st of March 2017 (Fri.), “Pepper” will be reinstalled in Asakusa Station which many tourists from foreign countries use.

 

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Based on the opinions of the station’s staff, Pepper will be installed in “Kaminarimon,” “Asakusa Hanayashiki,” “Tobu Asakusa Station” and “Toei Asakusa Station.” to enhance the guiding system.

 

Available languages are Japanese, English and Chinese (simplified characters” and Pepper wearing a “happi coat” (Japanese traditional coat) will greet tourists.

 

Come and visit Asakusa to meet with Pepper.

 

 

■Information

Information RE: limited offer installation of Pepper

Period: 2018/02/15 (Thurs.) to 2018/04/10 (Tue.)

Time: 10:00 to 17:00

Places where Pepper will be installed: Ginza Line Asakusa Station, and area near Kaminarimon Ticket Gate

 

Tokyo Mero: http://www.tokyometro.jp/index.html

 

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