20 Abandoned Places That Will Remind You Of Forgotten Japan


Today when we talk about Japan, we are often thinking about a totally crazy and offbeat culture. However, the country of the Rising Sun has a deep culture and history. The economic crises have given way to many emotionally charged abandoned places like Hospitals, houses, villages or amusement parks, we take you to the discovery of these places abandoned.

Jordy Meow is a French photographer from region of Arcachon. It was in 2007 that he settled in Japan came and developed a passion for photography. Later he published the book “Nippon no Haikyo” (Remains of forgotten Japan) for which he traveled across the country looking for photography of abandoned places. Often left intact as if time had frozen, these places reflect the lives of the people who lived there.

A hospital abandoned in 1998


An Ice cream shop located in the Japanese Alps


Namezawa Elementary School, in the Japanese Alps


The doctor’s house


The madhouse in Kanto


An abandoned house that was destroyed in May 2013


Hotel Maya in Kobe


Club striptease Yubara in Okayama


Royal House 


Dodge WC-14, a car wreck abandoned in the mountains Yamanashi 


An abandoned house in Kanagawa


The snow white clinic in Ibaraki


Hotel Kuroshio inn. the island of Awajima


Military base in Fuchu


Love Fuurin hotel in Chiba


House kimono Hoshino in Ibaraki


Minami Pachinko Shikoku


A ghost clinic in Shikoku


The Gunkanjima island, abandoned in 1970 and served in the filming of Skyfall


Nara Dreamland, an amusement park for sale since 2006



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