Somehow I got to searching for pictures of abandoned amusement parks today and I came across these pictures from a blogger from Japan. Or at least, the website was in Japanese and the aforementioned amusement park is in Japan. I think it is called Tohoku place? I am really attracted to the juxtaposition of an attraction once so alive, colourful, maintained; turned desolate and overgrown. It's spooky yet beautiful, kind of bittersweet. Whoever took these pictures picked the perfect day because the weather (specifically the fog) makes for an even creepier vibe and it just looks like a place I would dream of, like it isn't real.
I'm sure most amusement parks are quite large, they cover a lot of land. I wonder how often really they are just abandoned like this because it seems odd that if a place closed down it wouldn't be torn down after and made available for something else to be built. If there's no reason for it to still exist other than to take these cool photos. I haven't found too many other notable places like this one, but I'd like to come across more.
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