Tokyo Metro will place a “Pepper” robot at Ueno Station on a trial basis starting 1 December 2016 and ending 31 March 2017.
Pepper is a robot capable of providing assistance in multiple languages including Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish and French.
Topics covered include:
- Information on how to reach Asakusa, Narita Airport and other destinations
- Information on facilities around Ueno Station, such as Ueno Onishi Park and Ueno Zoo; and
- Information on customer services such as special discounted transportation tickets and free Wi-Fi.
To encourage interaction, Pepper will be dressed up as a panda, a well-known symbol of Ueno Zoo.
Between 10:00AM and 5:00PM
Near the Keisei-side ticket gate at Ueno Station on the Ginza Line