Abandoned Hospitals in Japan

These haikyo hospitals always attract me, especially the very old ones in Japan. They possess magical and enchanting powers; thus when you walk around, there tends to be many mysterious encounters.

The Royal House: An Abandoned House

A house in the middle of the forest is reminiscent of the adventures of Hansel and Gretel. This one is unfortunately not made of gingerbread, but maybe we will discover an old witch and her stupendous stories?

Japan’s Suicide Forest: Aokigahara

Aokigahara, known as Japan’s suicide forest, is a unique place in other ways. Silent, no wildlife in sight, magnificent trees and shrubs, and really easy to lose yourself in.

Gunkanjima: Photos & Stories

Abandoned in 1974, the Battleship Island (Gunkanjima) turned into the Ghost Island and soon became one of the most famous spot for urban exploration.

Little Abandoned Japanese Clinics

I am a great fun of abandoned hospitals, they are my favorite type of haikyo. Not those empty concrete buildings, but the small wooden clinics rotting away quietly in the countryside without anyone noticing.

Abandoned Japanese Schools

I have always liked abandoned Japanese schools. Not only they are sleeping beautifully far away in forgotten countrysides but they are also the cradle of the Japanese soul.

Abandoned Amusement Parks in Japan

A clear sky, rising temperature, it feels like holidays. Perfect time to pay a new visit to a few abandoned amusement parks!

Nakagin Capsule Tower

So everyday, I was walking from Ginza and Shiodome and on the way, here it was: the Nakagin Capsule Tower.

Nara Dreamland: The End of a Dream

Nara Dreamland was an abandoned amusement park. I've just spent a year in Nara (2015-2016), a kilometre from the park, so it's time for me to write a little epilogue.

G-Cans : Japan’s Underground Temple

Hidden below the Tokyo streets is a true superhero – a bitumen-washed facility with state-of-the-art technology and an architectural beauty to put a Corbusier or two in the shade. This is G-Cans, also known by the unlikely name of Metropolitan...

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Rishiri Island

Rishiri Island

This wild island with its rich and protected fauna and flora is a nature lovers’ paradise. Guided tour available.

Higashi Chaya District

Kanazawa Spring and Winter

A city of heritage and history, Kanazawa offers a charming stroll through the Japan of yesteryear. From sakura to snow, a guided tour in two stages.


Magome for All Tastes

Discover the picturesque little village of Magome at all seasons. Whatever the weather, this place isn’t lacking in charm!


Mais quel kiff de conduire sur ces petites routes de montagne, entre la neige et les dernières feuilles d’automne, et surtout sous un grand ciel bleu 😍
Le lac de Chuzenji, d’un angle que je n’ai jamais vu ! Je sais pas ce qui m’a pris de grimper là, mais finalement la vue en valait la petite rando improvisée ✨PS: @original_made_baudouin me souffle dans l’oreille que j’ai faux, je me suis trompé de lac ! Et en effet ! Devinerez-vous lequel c’est ?! 🤪#nikko #chuzenjilake #chuzenji #chuzenjiko #nikkojapan #japan
Une école de rêve, vous trouvez pas ?! Bon c’est un musée maintenant, c’est un peu dommage de ne pas l’utiliser et d’envoyer les élèves dans des bâtiments tout moches à la place… ah, le Japon 😢
Le Pont d’Arc, version Nippon et surtout très, très loin des regards indiscrets. Petit moment rafraîchissant, les couleurs de l’automne jouent avec la lumière matinale mais ça sent vraiment la fin de l’année ! 🍂🍁🍂

Haikyo (Urban Exploration)

Ine no Funaya

The Funaya of Ine

Nestled on a strip between land and sea, this picturesque village with its houses on stilts offers a landscape of rare beauty.


Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

Sagano, better known as Arashiyama, is a vast area in Ukyo-ku district, northwest of Kyoto city, encircled by Mounts Ogura and Atago and the Katsura river.

Osaka Great Peace Tower

This oddly designed tower is a cenotaph, in other words a funerary monument that doesn’t contain human remains but was erected in memory of a person, or group of people.