Abandoned Beauty Salon.

I’ve been wanting to take a few pictures of this place for a while.

I go past it most weekends, but never got round to it until this weekend.  Normally I drive past it, and it’s a pain in the arse to park nearby, but last weekend I was on a bicycle.  Also, lots of abandoned places around here have been being demolished, and I didn’t want this place to go before I got some shots, especially as there have been workmen in there recently.

I’ll apologise for the poor quality of the pictures now, as my lovely Lumia 920 with OIS and pureview Carl Zeiss lens died, and I have a small phone with a poor camera to fill in at the moment.   I’ll go back when my new phone arrives.

On with the pics.


I love the drawings on here so much!  And it’s so rusty, too.

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Abandoned Houses in Aichi.

Out for a walk to try and clear a stinking migrane I had, I spotted a path I’d never wandered down before.  The headache probably explains how I managed to take so many blurry pictures without noticing.  I apologise in advance.


So I thought I’d have a little look, seeing as there were some old-looking buildings down there.  Little did I know what I’d find…..

Hello, what’s this, an open door?


Old looking house, too.  So I thought I’d have a quick peek inside.


It looked abandoned and fully open, so in I went.


First thing I saw was an old chair, followed by the washing machine!


A quick look at the state of the floors told me I wouldn’t be venturing any further than the hallway.


Roof wasn’t much better, either.


Still, plenty to be seen from the door way.

Like the kitchen, and the a fan and picture in the first room from the entrance.


Nice light switch and light fitting in the entrance, too.



To the left from the entrance, two more rooms.

The first was hard to see without going inside.

WP_20150214_14_24_43_ProThe next was a bedroom towards the back of the house.

The cupboard you can see is where the futons would be stored during the day, only to be brought out at bedtime.  It’s a pretty old style set up.



And between the kitchen and sleeping area, a collapsing hallway into the garden.  I think….WP_20150214_14_23_49_Pro


And one small window and a sink in the rooms to the right of the entrance.



And that’s about it.  Walking down the rest of the street though, turns out there are loads of abandoned, open houses in the same row.  So I’ll be headed back next chance I get.  Here is a taster, though.


Thanks for reading!

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Old House in Hyogo.

So, another trip to Hyogo, home to loads of abandoned houses.  On the way from the hotel to the office, I always pass this old, falling down abandoned house.

WP_20141114_07_22_40_Pro WP_20141114_07_22_28_ProNO chance to get inside, because it’s falling down, and also it was locked, and it was 7.30 am and rush hour.

Some more pictures.

WP_20141114_07_23_32_Pro WP_20141114_07_23_38_ProThe parking area:

WP_20141114_07_23_06_Pro The house: WP_20141114_07_23_12_Pro WP_20141114_07_22_53_ProWP_20141114_07_23_32_ProAnd looking up at the roof through the knackered car port.

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Thanks for reading!

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Another Abandoned Clinic.

Thanks again to our friends at haikyo crap, I found the location of another abandoned clinic, this time near Nagoya.  As  I was working down that way, I decided to take a chance that it hadn’t been demolished, and check it out. It was about an hours walk, but I was eventually greeted by this glorious site.


The abandoned clinic was still standing!

Time for a look around, so I went to the front of the building.

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As you can see, it’s completely boarded up.  Entry would be difficult or impossible, especially considering that this was in the middle of a residential area with houses everywhere, and it was about 4 in the afternoon.  I guess they had trouble with people getting in before.

Lots of trash, including a TV, dumped in front of the hospital.

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So I found a small door around the side, with some steps, but still no way in.

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But there was a window with a hole in the protection just next to this door….maybe I could see inside?


Nope, ‘cos it’s boarded up on the inside, too!  It’s the Fort Knox of Clinic Haikyo….you may not enter!

So then I checked out the side.



It was when I was taking these pictures that an old geezer that lived in one of the houses next door started talking to me.  Now my Japanese is pretty good, but due to his accent and or the odd language he was using, I couldn’t really understand what he was saying.  But I could tell he wasn’t happy.  Eventually, he started to talk in a more normal way, and the conversation was kinda like this:

‘What are you doing?’

‘I’m just taking some pictures’

‘What’s so interesting about this?’

‘I just like abandoned buildings.  I’m not doing anything bad, am I?’

‘Is that so…..’

At this point, I decided that it was time to repeat yesterday’s ‘walking quickly but not looking like I’m running away‘ tactic, and went for a coffee at a nearby mall.

So that’s another abandoned clinic.

Thanks for looking!




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Abandoned Factory in Iwatsuka.

So, on the way home from work, on the same day I photoed the abandoned shops, I stopped by my main target, the abandoned small factory: WP_20140909_16_28_01_Pro This place I’ve been past a few times, and has many interesting details. The stairs: WP_20140909_16_28_17_Pro The outside toilet…….nice……. WP_20140909_16_28_48_Pro Some signs:   WP_20140909_16_29_28_Pro WP_20140909_16_29_05_ProSome general stuff left behind by the owner:


The stairs, electricity meter and some garbage from just outside the forecourt wall:

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And my favorite, the letter box shot:


Finally, a picture of a broken window.


This is on the right hand side of the building, as you look at the front.

Unfortunately, this is the final picture, because at this point, I looked up, and noticed one of the upstairs office windows was open.  So somebody has been in there? Is this place really abandoned?

Then I looked left, and noticed a van parked in front of the building, with a guy getting out wondering why I was taking pictures of his building!

Deciding that discretion is the better part of valor, I perfected the art of walking away quickly enough to dissuade pursuit, but not so quickly that it I appeared to be running away….little was I to know that this was a skill that would come in handy the next day, too.

Thanks again for reading!

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Abandoned Shops in Nagoya.

On my way to work at a lab in Iwatsuka, Nagoya, and I passed my favourite group of abandoned shops. I also noticed that the abandoned tax dormitory I featured as one of my first posts is being converted for use again….. abandoned no more, sadly. Only a few pictures of this, as my main target was on the way home.

And I know the yellow building probably isn’t abandoned, but I think it looks fantastic, so I left it in.

The main shop, with the ripped up awning is a type of restaurant called a yaki-niku (焼肉) restaurant. I recommend you try yaki-niku if you ever come to Japan. It’s great!

Thanks for reading!

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Doomed Arcade/Mall.

WP_20140825_21_00_20_ProFirst night in Takasago, and I decide to go for a little wander.  Completely by chance, I stumble upon this…..almost completely abandoned old shopping mall/arcade!  I couldn’t believe my luck!  Being about 9.30 at night, the place was completely deserted, giving it a really spooky, abandoned atmosphere.

WP_20140825_21_02_59_Pro WP_20140825_21_02_47_ProAlthough there are a lot of lights, and a lot of shop signs, about 90% of them are closed and abandoned.  Only a model shop selling  Tamiya model kits, and a small musical instrument shop remained open for business, although I didn’t know that until I returned slightly earlier in the evening two days later.   But first, a picture of the other end of the mall/arcade:

WP_20140825_21_05_51_ProSo, after getting caught up in the abandoned houses and abandoned clinic on my second day in Takasago, I went back to the mall/arcade (which is the correct term?  I’m really not sure…) on my last day there, in the early evening to get some daylight shots.

WP_20140827_18_36_56_Pro WP_20140827_18_37_04_ProSo this was about 4 or 5pm, so all the shops should have been open, but…..


The house you see below is the back of shop in the middle on the the left of this picture.

The musical instrument shop is down here on the left.  It’s the only open shop in this alleyway.

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That light is the musical instrument shop.  Apart from that, all the units are dead.

WP_20140827_18_41_20_Pro WP_20140827_18_41_32_ProI wandered outside again, and managed to get around the back of the shops.  Some of them were also houses, which are also abandoned now.

This wall is the wall of the dark part of the arcade from the outside.  If you open that door, you’ll arrive straight back into the dark corridor.  To the left is the back of the music shop, and to the right is an abandoned shop/house.

WP_20140827_18_44_26_Pro WP_20140827_18_43_16_ProAnd here are some pictures of the abandoned house which is behind the abandoned shop that fronts onto the arcade street.  Must have been a family business at some point, but now there is no way to know what they even sold….

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Thanks for looking!

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