These are the Arcades That Japan ForgotBrian Ashcraft3/15/13 5:30amFiled to: JapanArcadeGame CentersPachinkoKotakueastHaikyoTop751EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkWelcome to where time came to a standstill. And then, it collapsed in on itself. "Haikyo" (廃墟) is Japanese for "ruins". Across the country, there are deserted buildings for intrepid urban exploreration. Make no mistake: this is trespassing and even dangerous. These buildings are sealed off for good reason.AdvertisementHaikyo photos typically depict abandoned houses, hotels, and amusement parks. But those aren't the only things lost to time. Japan also has arcade ruins. Below, you can see photos of abandoned game centers, bowling allies, and pachinko parlors from throughout Japan. The photos are from various sites. In the links below, there are even more haikyo pics. Please have a look.If you are interested in perhaps exploring on your own, website Gakuranman has an excellent piece on the hazards of haikyo. It's recommended reading. Ditto for this story on how a haikyo house inspired a computer game.