Hello!  I went to see “The Wolverine” this weekend, and while I wouldn’t recommend it (at all), it did feature a famous haikyo (abandoned place) in Japan:  The Nakagin Capsule Towers.  
While, in the movie, it serves as the facade of a Love Hotel, in reality, the Nakagin Capsule Tower is a mostly abandoned structure built in the 70’s.  Each apartment is a separate unit added to the main structure (kind of like legos).  It’s impervious to Earthquakes, and has withstood many other disasters, however it’s falling into disrepair, and its fate is unknown at this time.  
(Photograph by Michael john grist)

Hello!  I went to see “The Wolverine” this weekend, and while I wouldn’t recommend it (at all), it did feature a famous haikyo (abandoned place) in Japan:  The Nakagin Capsule Towers.  

While, in the movie, it serves as the facade of a Love Hotel, in reality, the Nakagin Capsule Tower is a mostly abandoned structure built in the 70’s.  Each apartment is a separate unit added to the main structure (kind of like legos).  It’s impervious to Earthquakes, and has withstood many other disasters, however it’s falling into disrepair, and its fate is unknown at this time. 

(Photograph by Michael john grist)

This is just a reminder that, when exploring abandoned places, you should try your best to leave them as they are.  Don’t break windows, or cause damage.  That ruins the place for other people. 

historicalawesomeness:

notalwayswrong:

Can I go here and open up a sweet shop?

my-little-underground:

mobuki:

Abandoned Diners

this makes me sad

i now have the sudden urge to go and buy these places, and open up a chain of no longer abandoned diners, with 50’s themes

you should open up a chain of post-apocalyptic diners. 

(via glowsinthedark9)

// Southeastern Michigan//

I have a testimonial/help for the person asking about places in southeastern Michigan! In Irish Hills, along US 12 is a series abandoned roadside attractions, my favorite being Prehistoric Forest. It was active during the 60s and it went through a trial rival period in the late 90s before being shut down in about 2000. As of right now the 30(?) acre property is for sale and scattered with decaying fiberglass dinosaurs. I went in explored in July. I was nervous, it was my first time exploring such a place and there was a no trespassing sign and I had read online there is a motion detector. However, we parked the car alongside the fence and got out to look around and no one really bothered us. We don’t go far back as others usually do; I think the only way back to the rest of the property (I found) was to cross a bridge which I didn’t feel was safe enough, plus I was beginning to feel the wear on our welcome. Only a few statues are visible without going over the bridge, more existed previously but were removed in 2009 for a senior high school prank. None the less it was a very fun experience and highly recommend it! There is a photoset of some of the pictures we took on my flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56097707@N06/). Also on US 12 all within a few miles of Prehistoric Forest are other abandoned attractions such as Stagecoach Stop which was having a garage sale the weekend we drove up to the Forest, and I seriously regret not stopping, as well as famed Observation Towers which are incredibly impressive from the road. I plan on going back to explore these as well as deeper into the Forest. I hope this helps! If you do some digging on google you can get an address for Prehistoric Forest and use it for a mapquest!

Egads, how could I forget about Prehistoric Forest?  I’ve even did an article about it.  XD 

// Okinawa Haunted Hotel//

Hi,
Since I made a lot of shots at the hotel, I thought it would be easier to upload them to a public album and send the link to you, so here it is: link. Actually, nothing interesting or out-of-the-ordinary happened at the place, but still, the atmosphere was amazing and fascinating. It is easy to locate the hotel, since it is clearly visible from nearby roads and highways, but finding the way to it is much more difficult. The locals in the area - of course - say they don’t even know about such a place or say that there is no way to get up because of dense vegetation. In fact, there are a few different ways to climb up to the hotel, some easier than others, but the vegetation is indeed dense, so durable clothes are advised. The complex has several buildings scattered along a small hill ridge, and the panorama from the tallest of them is breathtaking. Graffiti artists have left their marks abundantly on the walls, and though most of them are just tags or intended-to-be-scary lines (like “In memory of the murdered victims”) some of these paintings are indeed works of art. You can see for yourself among my photos. If you would like to know anything more, feel free to ask, I can’t think of anything to add right now. :)
All the best. 

Thank you so much for the submission!  (sorry it took so long to post.)  It’s interesting to get a personal account from a fellow tumblr user.  :D 

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"I don’t know what amusement park this guy comes from, so do you? If so, please tell me?"
I couldn’t figure out where this is from.  I do know that it’s located in Taipei, and it’s difficult finding abandoned theme parks in Taiwan because Katolis world is so popular.  If anyone knows where this is from, let me know.  :)  Let us get to the bottom of this mystery. 

Hulkster-shadow left an ask in the ask box with a link to this picture and the message:

"I don’t know what amusement park this guy comes from, so do you? If so, please tell me?"

I couldn’t figure out where this is from.  I do know that it’s located in Taipei, and it’s difficult finding abandoned theme parks in Taiwan because Katolis world is so popular.  If anyone knows where this is from, let me know.  :)  Let us get to the bottom of this mystery. 

// 10 Abandoned Places Perfect for Halloween.//

I’ve discovered that, when it comes to abandoned places, many are led to their demise by normal, mundane means, However, there are a few that have a twisted history terrifying enough to scare the pants of of a poor, lone, blogger delving into their secrets and 3:00 A.M.  For Halloween, I have compiled a list of the top ten abandoned places that scared the piss out of me in one way or another.  Enjoy!

1.  Okpo Land, in Okpo-Dong South Korea. 

I haven’t done an article on Okpo Land, because there really isn’t much to say.  There were several accidents at the park, the last of which involved a fatality.  The scary part?  After the accident, the park closed almost immediately, leaving everything as it was the day it occurred.  That duck car hanging precariously up there is said to be the very one that the girl fell out of to her death.  SPOOKY STUFF, MAN.   

2.  Hotel Takara in Okinawa, Japan.

The story of Hotel Takara is somewhat similar to the United State’s Winchester Mystery house.  Monks in the area disapproved the project because it was built on sacred land, but that didn’t stop the owner, who was said to have begun construction on the site without any blueprints, resulting in a labyrinthine mess. However, accidents began to happen, and many workers quit, blaming the mishaps on ghosts.  So, to prove them wrong, the owner decided to live in the hotel until its completion.  But, it was never finished.  The project went bankrupt, and the owner ended up in an insane asylum.  THE END. 

3.  The San Zhi UFO Houses in Taipei, Taiwan. 

(Most of these places are in Asia, for some reason. :l)


This story is just…odd.  Similar to Hotel Takara, the San Zhi UFO houses were said to be built on sacred ground, and the workers were harried by mysterious accidents.  In truth, it’s just an eerie site to research.  The impracticality of it, the bright colors, and the spooky, desolate atmosphere, never ceases to give me chills. 

4.  South China Mall, Donguan, China. 

The South China Mall is the biggest mall in the world.  I say “is”, because it’s still technically open, but trust me; a mall doesn’t get any deader than this.  Almost 90% of the mall is empty, the only thriving businesses being the few western fast food restaurants near the front, and the indoor theme park.  It was intended to bring glory to the factory town of Donguan, but Donguan isn’t an easy place for tourists to reach, so the mall has been struggling ever since its opening, kept going by the government so as to avoid disgrace. 

5.  Six Flags, New Orleans, New Orleans Louisiana. 

That in the picture above is Six Flags, New Orleans submerged in the flood waters of Hurricane Katrinia.  They closed for the storm, and never opened again.  By the time the water receded, many of the rides were irreparably damaged, and Six Flags didn’t want to shell out the money to fix them, because the park hadn’t been doing very well to begin with.  So, they left the it to sit.  It’s a very haunting scene, with everything as it was before the storm (save for some looting, but that’s to be expected). 

6.  The Ruins of Pripyat, Ukraine. 


Pripyat was the location of the infamous Chernobyl nuclear disaster.  Everything is mostly as it was when the city was evacuated all those years ago, and there is haunting video footage out there taken before anyone knew that anything was wrong, showing children playing in the streets, people bustling about, and even a wedding going on. 

7.  Katolis World, Taiwan.   

Long story short:  there was an earthquake, it shut down the park.  Supposedly there are ghosts in the surrounding jungle.  It’s scary. 

8.  Takenouma Greenland, Japan.

It should not be so hard to find information on a theme park that was open until 1999. 
But it is.  Why is that?  Therin lies the mystery. 

9.  Every asylum ever. 

I won’t review asylums.  The stories generally repeat themselves, and they are never pleasant.

And number 10?  You’ll get that soon.  :3   
 

thelocalpaedo:

An abandoned amusement park in Japan

Pictures of Takenouma Greenland. 

(Source: everytimeidiabetes, via nightmareloki)

// The Good Ole Days//

I live in middle Georgia. A high school in our town was being torn down because another one was being built in a different location. My brother, mother and I went to go check it out. We ended up taking a lot of pictures. It was pretty eerie. We were mostly in the locker room and gym. There was only half the building we were in, so when I went up the staircase the upper floors were completely open. 

I have a good bit of pictures, but they’re not coming up on here. 

Now, it never dawned on me that this could be considered an abandoned place, but this video of the closed Pleasure Island at Disney world made me realize that it is. 

The best part is is that it is almost entirely accessible to the public.  The buildings are shut down, but the main strip is the only thing connecting the west and east sides of the Downtown Disney shopping center, so it is still open.  In order to get between the two, you have to walk past all of these abandoned clubs and restaurants.  And it isn’t a short walk either.  There’s nothing open the entire way.  

I’m a bit sad about the Adventurer’s Club closing.  That place had some history.  Perhaps I’ll talk about it another time.  

Also, no more donkeys.   

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