The Beauty of Japan's Abandoned Ruins

These are the Arcades That Japan Forgot

Welcome 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. » 3/15/13 5:30am 3/15/13 5:30am

This Modern Japanese Ruin Would Make a Fascinating Computer Game

"Haikyo" (廃墟) means "ruins" or "abandoned building" in English. Previously, a haikyo and the story it told provided inspiration for an indie game. This latest discovery could, too. » 2/12/13 7:00am 2/12/13 7:00am