Invalid Wayspot Appeals

Category:Invalid Wayspot Appeals

Title of the Wayspot:日本遺産桃太郎伝説消火栓


City:Okayama City


Screenshot of the Rejection Email:

Photos to support your claim: 

Additional information:This Wayspot is in the roadway, so pedestrians cannot safely access it.

Google Street View as a reference:,133.9199697,3a,75y,296.92h,74.74t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sTPuo1WfxA3xhQvkIu_4VQg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu



  • miracleYanng-PGOmiracleYanng-PGO Posts: 54 ✭✭

    サイドフィールド-ING さん、こんにちは。私はあなたの意見に賛同します。Hello, I agree with your opinion.


    This is true of the part that says ``Pedestrian safety cannot be ensured because it is on the roadway,'' but in the first place there is an ``underground fire hydrant'' under this ``lid,'' which obstructs fire extinguishing efforts in an emergency. This does not meet Weyspot's "approval criteria", but unfortunately once it is approved, Niantic often does not respond to deletions because it "does not meet the deletion criteria".

    日本国 総務省 消防庁ホームページより(From the Japan Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Fire and Disaster Management Agency homepage)

    私がPDFを英語に変換する技術をもっていないので日本語表記で申し訳ありませんが、写真から消火作業に使用する物体であることはわかるかと思います。I don't have the skills to convert PDF to English, so I apologize for the Japanese notation, but I think you can tell from the photo that it is an object used for fire extinguishing operations.

    蓋そのものはユニークなデザインなので、残念には思いますが、削除されるべきWeyspotであると私も思います。(The lid itself has a unique design, so it's a shame, but I also think Weyspot should be removed.)

  • sidefield-INGsidefield-ING Posts: 42 ✭✭✭





  • miracleYanng-PGOmiracleYanng-PGO Posts: 54 ✭✭






    Hello, sidefield-ING. I am a Japanese person living in Aichi Prefecture.

    I also have one case in which I am trying to request the removal of this fire hydrant cover. (I haven't applied yet). In addition, I have made several deletion requests for "manhole covers" in the past, but some were deleted and others were not.

    There are hundreds of lids with the same design in the city, but if that was the reason, Niantic did not agree to remove Weyspot. It is speculated that the reason why it is not deleted is that this Weyspot is "on the sidewalk". The lid in a nearby city was removed because it was located in the center of the road (although the road is narrow).

    Regarding this deletion request from sidefield-ING, I wonder if this claim that "it exists on the roadway and not on the sidewalk" will be accepted. Please let me pay attention.

  • NianticLCNianticLC Posts: 3,473 admin

    Thanks for the appeal, @sidefield-ING. After reviewing the additional evidence provided, we’ve decided to retire the Wayspot in question.

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