We ride one of Japan’s most accidentally terrifying trains

Originally published on Sora News by Scott Wilson


It’s far scarier when it’s not meant to be scary.

The Choshi Electric Railway in Chiba is one of the strangest railways in Japan. It has only one line totaling 10 stations, and it services less than one million riders per year. Considering other stations in Tokyo service more than a million per day, you might be wondering how it stays in business.

And the answer is: it doesn’t, basically.

Choshi Electric Railway has only stayed afloat by making over 80 perfect of its profit through selling self-deprecating gag gifts, such as “Mazuibo” (“Gross Stick,” a play on the

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