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STATION WORK Booths in Train Stations

Updated: Mar 4, 2023

You have probably seen these Tardis looking booths pooping up at train stations all over the country while you are rushing about a station looking for a quiet place to finish off some work while commuting between clients or a quiet spot for a quick meeting?

STATION WORK is a service that provides highly secure and comfortable spaces for work, centered around the ekinaka, middle of the station, where there are crowds of commuters. The service includes STATION BOOTH, which are private rooms equipped with desks, Wi-Fi and power outlets, and STATION DESK, which offers a variety of seating options for different work styles. There is even a service called "hotel share office", which allows users to work in partner hotels.

One of the key features of STATION WORK is the focus on hygiene and safety. Regular cleaning and disinfection are carried out, and hand sanitizers, antibacterial and antiviral coatings, and powerful ventilation equipment are provided to ensure that the spaces can be used with confidence. As of March 24, 2022, there are 467 STATION WORK bases nationwide. Membership is free, and you can reserve a space and location that works best for you. Prices start at 275 yen (tax included) for 15 minutes, making it a convenient and cost-effective option for anyone looking to make the most of their free time.

It's worth noting that STATION WORK was developed and commercialized in 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to use STATION WORK booths and desks:

To use STATION BOOTH/DESK, users can follow these steps:

  • Touch "Member" on the touch panel. For STATION DESK, touch "QR code."

  • Select "QR code" or "IC card" (BOOTH only).

  • In the case of "QR code", hold the QR code displayed on the STATION WORK website over the white QR reader to unlock.

  • In the case of "IC card", hold it over the yellow card reader to unlock.

  • Automatic door type of STATION BOOTH will open the door automatically after reading the "QR code" or "IC card". With the manual door type, users can open the door when they hear a "click" sound.

  • STATION DESK automatically opens the door after loading.

To leave the STATION BOOTH automatic door types, users can use the following methods:

  • Press the "Push (OPEN)" button next to the door, the door will automatically unlock. After a few seconds, the door will automatically close.

  • Turn the key on the doorknob, the door will be unlocked. When the door is closed, it will automatically lock.

  • Press the "Push (OPEN)" button next to the monitor, the door will be unlocked. Please open the door manually. When the door is closed, it will automatically lock.

For Hotel shared office/others (WeWork, etc.)

  • Show the "QR code" screen to the reception/front staff.

To extend usage time:

  • From the STATION WORK website, press the green "Extend usage time" in "Reservation details" of the current use.

  • Select the extension time and select the green "Extend above".

  • Check the extension time and if there are no errors, select the green "Extend" to complete the extension.

How to Register as a Member:

  • From the STATION WORK website, select the green "Member registration" at the top, enter your email address, and press the "Send" button.

  • You will receive an email with a link to the member registration page, please tap the link.

  • Enter the necessary information such as the password and name used for login, confirm the terms of use, and tap the "Register" button. A credit card is required to register as an individual member.

  • STATION WORK website (Japanese only):

These STATION WORK booths are a great addition to the growing co-working office space. The STATION WORK booths are unique in offering a convenient, secure, quiet space with nice clean work space and good wifi and power outlets. The process to register and reserve a space is currently only in Japanese but it is easy and straightforward. Great for work and meetings on the run, or just some solitude, in the middle of bustling train stations.

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