At least 30 people were seen lining up today in a metropolitan Tokyo station for no reason.

Queuing for the fun of it
Queuing for the fun of it

Lining up is a common activity in Tokyo but the new fad of ‘lining up for nothing’ gives residents a chance to stand and wait in line on a whim.

“I saw the line and I just had to stand in it,” said one queue enthusiast.

Mock queuing is expected to become a big hit in the capital where lines are often seen extending for more than a block.