Amazing Abandoned Places in Japan Part 2

Abandoned hallway

Abandoned hallway © Super Formosa/Flickr

Japan is very rich in abandoned buildings and places, and here they are simply called haikyo, which means ‘ruins’. Nothing is more amazing than the sight of different ruins or abandoned buildings, especially for those who are fans of urban explorations. Due to Japan’s quick development, dozens, and even hundreds of buildings and establishments became left-behind.

Visiting a haikyo nowadays is both amazing and trendy. If you travel to Japan, don’t miss to visit at least one famous hayiko. This article is the sequel of another writing, presenting other popular abandoned places which worth a visit. The amazing abandoned places of Japan are very notable tourist destinations as well.


Nakagin Capsule Hotel


Nakagin Capsule Tower, a haikyo in the middle of Tokyo © d’n’c/Flickr

This building is located the Shimbashi district of Tokyo, and it is quite surprising that it became a haikyo. Since 1972, when it was built, Nagakin was an excellent example of ultimate Japanese architecture. Despite its popularity, Nakagin had fallen into disrepair:since 2010, the separate capsules of the hotel are used as apartments, storages, but most of them are simply abandoned.

Ceramic Land

ceramic land

Ceramic Land, also called Faux Lovre © Fabrice Terrasson/Flickr

This haikyo is one of the most well-known failures of Japanese theme parks. It is very similar to Louvre from Paris, though many people claim that the place was bizarre and weird long before becoming a haikyo. This theme parks, such as the Russian Village, was built with great hopes, but it wasn’t as popular as expected. The scariest thing about the ruins: the lawns are always mowed and the garden is tidy, even though nobody walks in that area.

Ghost Town of Ashiodozan


Abandoned bridge in Ashiodozan © beve4/Flickr

Ashiodozan was a very profitable copper mining town until the 1970s. everything was fine until scientists had discovered that the area is the center of a serious environmental hazard. In 1973  the mines and factories of the city were shut down, and since then, it serves as a ghost town. The mines, factories, tran station, school, shrine and the temple of the town are all haikyo nowadays.

The Ghost’s Clinic

Ghost clinic

The abandoned pharmacy of the Ghost’s Clinic © erichhh/Flickr

This amazing and gruesome haikyo is located in a small wooden house. Besides usual rooms, the house consists of doctor’s rooms and even a pharmacy. Entering the living room, you already feel a sense of death in the air, so don’t go there if you are too tremulous. Otherwise, the clinic is a very valuable and popular haikyo.


Abandoned hallway

Hallway in one of Japan’s abandoned hotels © Super Formosa/Flickr

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