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Tokyo’s Minimal Petrol Stations

Tokyo has many interesting sights and attractions, but the petrol stations still caught my eye. The pump nozzles simply hang from the ceiling waiting to be pulled down and used, whilst the cost and level indicators are displayed elegantly across the top of the store entrance.

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Its a simple idea but one that makes alot of minimal sense, much like many of the quality details I noticed in and around Tokyo city features.

The petrol station's clear space is inviting for drivers, avoiding the hassle of having to maneuver their car up to a physical pump station - and needing to park on the correct side to align the petrol tank entrance with the pump. The lack of individual pump stations probably makes petrol stations easier to clean and maintain too.

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