Common wisdom says Japan is a tiny island nation crammed from shore to shore with people living one on top of the other. Every bit of spare space is used to build Prius factories and grow rice.
In actuality, though, there are far more dark spots on the map than you’d imagine. The general view that every square inch of land is worth a bazillion dollars is just not true. There are gaps in the façade that whole towns have fallen into, along with bizarre abandoned theme parks, ruined U.S. Air Force bases, and the tawdry remnants of pay-by-the-hour love hotels.
This page is a compilation of compilations- the best of the best of all the haikyo I`ve been to, gathered together in one place. Sample carefully- it`s potent stuff.[album id=4 template=compact]
15 Abandoned Haikyo Phones
|Even the seasoned haikyoist is wary of haikyo phones- they are one of the myriad unseen dangers of haikyo.|
MJG`s Top 10 Haikyo
10 Abandoned Haikyo Chairs
|Based on over six years of actively exploring Japan`s haikyo, I’ve put together a list of the 10 most beautiful, most historic and most interesting.||The haikyoist must be prepared to sit in any chair at any time, due to the extreme fatigue caused by walking around a bit. Walking around a bit though is not the only trial haikyoists must undergo.|
10 Abandoned Haikyo Vehicles
Top 10 Haikyo of 2009
|The haikyoist must be ready to use any means of conveyance at his or her disposal. If that means hot-wiring an old mammoth or jerry-rigging an escalator to run like a hamster-wheel, so be it.||Haikyoing is kind of an addiction. Every time I get back from a long haikyo weekend, trudging through dusty overgrown schoolhouses and factories, I say to myself- ‘that’ll do, pig’.|
5 Ruins of the Japanese Sex Industry
5 Japanese Ghost Towns
|‘Love Hotels’ are a lot like roadside motels, designed with the express purpose of facilitating ‘relations’ between Japanese couples who still live at home, and have no access to a bedroom away from their parents.||Ghost Towns are the ultimate haikyo (ruins exploration) experience. If you long to be Indiana Jones, this is where you need to go. This is where the mystery is.|