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 ]