Tucked away in the mountains about four hours drive from Tokyo is the abandoned Nichitsu Ghiost Town. Built to house the workers of a neighbouring mine, its popularity peaked in 1965 at 3000...now it sits decayed and forgotten at the end of a snakey mountain road. There's heaps to check out here (I've made three visits so far), so its a must see if you know where it is and how to get there. The road leading to the town is narrow and curvey (in the instance of an oncoming
Initially built to house the workers of a neighbouring mine, this forgotten mountain village became abandoned after the desertion of its employees. Now derelict, decayed and forgotten at the end of a winding mountain road, some vestiges of its former glory can be found scattered in and around its buildings. Still containing medicine bottles, surgical tools, X rays, books and dental equipment, the severely waterlogged and rotting wooden hospital hides behind a jungle of trees
Apparently this theme park opened in 1965 but closed in or around 2000. The park is located in the mountains outside of Beppu and sits beside an empty roadside. I squeezed between a gap in a fence beside a small ticket office and then walked along a path. Most of the complex was covered in foliage but there were still a few bits and pieces of its former glory scattered around including some cool retro roller-skates.