Offbeat Japan
Alternative Japan Guide

CatégorieUrbex

Exploration of abandoned places.

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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.

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Fuchu Abandoned US Air Force Base

But then I was still hesitating, weighing my judgments. Jing took the initiative and jumped on the fence like a cat on the run! Surprised, I followed without taking a second look behind. After a short dash, we are safe...

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The Haunting Silence of Tōhoku Mines

The strong winter wind is howling through the abandoned concrete blocks where there are no windows left. The casually arranged blocks were the dormitory for the workers; there are so many of them, looking like giants...

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Residential Urbex in Belgium

After the trip to the dark side of Belgium, we continue our journey to the residential area. The first destination is the Château Grammaire.

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Industrial Urbex in Belgium

An urbex trip to Belgium, to the Nation of Ruins! This was on top of my checklist! The time was after a relaxing holiday in France and before returning to work in Japan.

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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.

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Gunkanjima, Hashima Island

We got on the little boat. As soon as we left the coast, our driver shut down all the lights. Excitation is getting higher. And we can recognize Gunkanjima even in the total darkness.

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New Sky Building

The New Sky Building in Shinjuku is a structure born from the Metabolism movement, an idyllic type of architecture from the 70's that is supposed to be able to evolve through time thanks to a modular design

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Yamanakako Lake: Ruins & Sorrow

The lakes around Mount Fuji also experienced their heyday, however ephemeral. I go today to Lake Yamanakako, especially to visit two abandoned hotels. On the place, I find out that the former is being restored, but the...