Amazing Abandoned Places in Japan Part 2

Amazing Abandoned Places in Japan Part 2

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. ... [ read more ]

Amazing Abandoned Places in Japan

Amazing Abandoned Places in Japan

Nothing is more stunning than the sight of an abandoned place or building. Some think that these places are creepy, but most people claim that abandoned places are one of the most amazing wonders of the world. Each country has several neglected places which attract many visitors, especially photographers. Japan has a very long list of such abandoned places and these are called haikyo (literally: ruins). The majority of Japan's haikyo became forlorn due to WWII and since then, these pla... [ read more ]

A guide to haikyo - urban exploration in Japan

A guide to haikyo – urban exploration in Japan

Urban exploration is one of the most interesting types of adventure travel to become known recently, and despite its dangers it is gaining a huge following all over the world. In Japanese, haikyo means simply ruins, and the word has become synonymous with urban exploration in Japan and beyond. Urbex fans often see Japan as a gold mine, because the rapid industrialization of the country left behind a treasure trove of abandoned buildings - warehouses, factories, schools, hospitals, even hotel... [ read more ]