The highly awaited live action adaptation of massively popular anime phenomenon Shingeki no Kyojin has revealed Hashima Island as one of its prime filming locations, now rather famously known as Battleship Island (“Gunkan-jima”) for its ruinous silhouette, along with svelte star Haruma Miura as oEren Yeager.

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Abandoned Japan



Japanese lovers of desolate and abandoned places have once again sought out the most forlorn and forsaken ruins amidst city and country that the land of the rising sun can offer.

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Abandoned Dreamland



Urban explorers have descended upon the abandoned ruins of Nara Dreamland, revealing in some detail the spectacle of a celebrated amusement park descending into ruin.

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  • Anonymous commented on March 19, 2012 15:55

    Good God, that's a lot of dead trees. 0_0 Also, why the fuck do all the pirates have viking hats on?... More

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    you know what those game machines would be worth stateside... More

Serene Desolation in Japan’s Mountains


Yet another visitor to Japan’s multitude of abandoned mountain places provides a haunting photographic record of a village as it is slowly reclaimed by the forest from which it was hewn.

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  • Anonymous commented on November 15, 2011 12:04

    That's such a beautiful site for a photoshoot. Sad, there aren't any roads. It would totally fit the older generation Japanese cars. :(... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 5, 2011 01:11

    damn that place is creepy... More


An intrepid 2ch inhabitant has paid a visit to a long abandoned Japanese village deep in the mountains, sharing some fascinating images of its battle with nature, a battle which seems to be going quite badly at times.

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  • Anonymous commented on December 10, 2012 14:30

    Sorry for being over a year late to finding this, but pic 21 shows a phone book that says "Taga town phone book", and the year "Heisei 18", or 2007. So it had phone service... More

  • Anonymous commented on February 28, 2012 10:25

    From the looks of it, our world is one of Rika's abandoned worlds.... More

Fukushima Cannibal Cats Shock Animal Lovers


The plight of Japanese refugees evacuated from disaster areas is well known, but less well known is the plight of abandoned animals, now starving and reduced to cannibalism.

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  • Anonymous commented on December 20, 2014 15:35

    > Dogs never resort to cannibalism no matter how starved. They never eat humans either. Wrong. > I’ve never seen a cat eat meat. Have you ever opened a can of catfood?! Some of these people are idiots.... More

  • Anonymous commented on August 22, 2011 20:36

    Makes you wonder whether humans would do the same in a life or death situation... More

Forsaken Japan



The exploration of Japan’s forgotten places continues below, with the intrepid urban explorer from the previous gallery returning to share more of his expeditions.

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Abandoned Places of Japan



An anonymous urban explorer has been sharing photographs of the many abandoned places he has been investigating throughout Japan with 2ch – the photographs hauntingly depict some of the most quintessentially Japanese of places, such as faddish theme parks and love hotels, ravaged by abandon and neglect, and in many cases still housing strange oddities – in one case a stuffed mammoth…

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Creepy Buildings Gallery




2ch’s renowned population of architectural critics have assembled an impressive collection of buildings which in their collective estimation qualify as “creepy” – an appraisal few are likely to find fault with.

Japan in particular is no slouch in providing examples of ill-advised architecture…

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  • Anonymous commented on November 25, 2014 15:11

    no photo from inside the wall city? 1/10... More

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    its a drain dimwit... More


Japan’s “shōtengai,” or shopping arcades, typically a covered approach to a station lined by small shops, as well as its high streets, have increasingly come to resemble deserted avenues lined by shutters, especially in the nation’s increasingly depopulated and geriatric regional cities.

Dubbed “shutter-dōri,” or “shutter streets,” these streets have become a potent symbol of urban decay and the demographic and economic collapse Japan faces.

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  • Anonymous commented on October 4, 2015 08:46

    one thing that comes to mind... Jet set radio future, xbox game... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 17, 2013 15:41

    The just look like the streets in my city on a Sunday...... More


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