One of the most famous abandoned places in Japan, I knew it had been well documented, such as in this report by Jordy Meow. However, being in Yokohama and having a little time to kill before my Shikansen left, as the the train pulled into Negishi station, I decided to jump off and check it out at the last moment.
It was the correct decision.
After clambering up a massive hill, I followed the map until i found the United States Fleet housing complex, and then I saw it:
It was big. And impressive.
So I had a look around at it’s beautiful, plant covered towers.
From the back of the grandstand.
Walking around the back, a warning sign….
I walked around to the other end.
I was slightly confused at this point, as Jordy had described it as a fortress, but it backs onto a park, which would be empty in the early morning, and than all you’d need to do is hop the fence. Not so tough. But how to get inside? I looked around for an entry point.
Nothing stood out. Except the security camera…..
Either things have been tightened up since Jordy got in, or the entrance is around the front, which you can’t easily see from the outside as it faces the US housing base. Best go early doors if you fancy getting in. And ask someone who’s been inside.
A beautiful Haikyo, and well worth hiking up a massive hill. Recommended, even if you don’t go in.
My last look as I went back to the station.
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