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.

The Royal House: An Abandoned House

A house in the middle of the forest is reminiscent of the adventures of Hansel and Gretel. This one is unfortunately not made of gingerbread, but maybe we will discover an old witch and her stupendous stories?

Japan’s Suicide Forest: Aokigahara

Aokigahara, known as Japan’s suicide forest, is a unique place in other ways. Silent, no wildlife in sight, magnificent trees and shrubs, and really easy to lose yourself in.

Gunkanjima: Photos & Stories

Abandoned in 1974, the Battleship Island (Gunkanjima) turned into the Ghost Island and soon became one of the most famous spot for urban exploration.

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.

Abandoned Japanese Schools

I have always liked abandoned Japanese schools. Not only they are sleeping beautifully far away in forgotten countrysides but they are also the cradle of the Japanese soul.

Abandoned Amusement Parks in Japan

A clear sky, rising temperature, it feels like holidays. Perfect time to pay a new visit to a few abandoned amusement parks!

Nakagin Capsule Tower

So everyday, I was walking from Ginza and Shiodome and on the way, here it was: the Nakagin Capsule Tower.

Nara Dreamland: The End of a Dream

Nara Dreamland was an abandoned amusement park. I've just spent a year in Nara (2015-2016), a kilometre from the park, so it's time for me to write a little epilogue.

G-Cans : Japan’s Underground Temple

Hidden below the Tokyo streets is a true superhero – a bitumen-washed facility with state-of-the-art technology and an architectural beauty to put a Corbusier or two in the shade. This is G-Cans, also known by the unlikely name of Metropolitan...

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Picturesque Japanese village street, wooden buildings, mountains

Okawachiyama: Pottery Village

The little village of Okawachiyama, in the remote mountains of Saga prefecture, was one of the cradles of Japanese ceramics. Founded by a samurai clan, its manufacturing secrets were well guarded!

Moonlit cherry blossom tree in tranquil landscape

The Sakura of Komatsunagi: Petals and Legends

Step away for a moment from the springtime cliché of Tokyo's crowded alleys to come and admire this majestic cherry tree. A solitary guardian, perched on a small hill by the banks of the Mao River, in the Awara region...


Le Sanctuaire du Poscaillon Malicieux 🐠
Je suis normalement jamais au Japon en Juin alors pour une fois que j’y suis, je profite des hortensias ! 🥳
Ici, on tente de refroidir la planète mais ça marche pas super.
La Chine et ses mécacapoles aux petits quartiers fleurant bon le chien braisé, mais qui s’en lasserait ?
Une sacré bande de jizo 😜
La bagnole qui rêvait de se faire le Mont Fuji ! 🗻🚗Shooté par @jordymeow Monté par @cameraman_tokyo
7/11, comme vos confrères de chez Lawson…
Un arbre solitaire à Hokkaido qui se réveille et se hisse hors de son duvet de neige. Bon en vrai il y avait 23 taxis, 4 bus et un hélico 🤣#hokkaido #lonelytree #lonelytrees #hokkaidowinter #japansnow
Tokyo, magique sous son duvet de neige ⛄️
Dans ces conditions, vous êtes plutôt sento ou balade nocturne ? ❄️♨️

Haikyo (Urban Exploration)


The Funaya of Ine

Nestled on a strip between land and sea, this picturesque village with its houses on stilts offers a landscape of rare beauty.

Natadera Temple

Natadera Temple, in the suburb of Komatsu (Ishikawa prefecture) a few kilometres from Kanazawa city, belongs to the Shingon Buddhist sect.