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Sports World Izunagaoka

Sports World Izunagaoka

Here we are in the middle of the mountains, in the Izu Peninsula. Under dense vegetation, there is a resort once popular with the Japanese from Fukuoka and Tokyo. This is the water park “Sports World”. The entry begins with the locker room, just to put in shorts or bikinis, showers, and a small clinic/pharmacy to treat minor injuries.

Sports World

The locker rooms were illegally violently occupied. The walls are covered with graffiti and abandoned empty bottles are strewn on the ground and there are things more or less suspect.

Sports World

The place could be renovated and you could live in it (the surroundings are really nice) but it will probably never be, because of the many ghosts and spirits who prowl. At least, that’s probably what the locals must think.

Sports World
Sports World
Sports World

The park also encloses the apartments where you could stay with a beautiful view of the pool.

Sports World
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Sports World
Sports World
Sports World

Then you proceed to the attractions. They are mainly slides in tubes, but there is also a rapid river. The park was not that big, but there was apparently also a gym.

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Sports World

It is my first ruin and I am not sure what I am doing here 🙂

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abandoned, haikyo, japan, japanese, ruin, urban exploration, urbex

We come back to the apartments and the main building.

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Sports World
Sports World
Sports World
Sports World
Sports World

Sports World was abandoned in 1993. The abandoned park was destroyed years later, in 2011.

Who Am I

I am Jordy Meow, a French photographer living in Japan. I explore discover offbeat and lesser known places in Japan. Wish to see more, or to help me? Here is my Patreon.

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