These are the Arcades That Japan ForgotBrian Ashcraft3/15/13 5:30am751EditPromoteGo 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.