Hotel Haikyo



Haikyo means “ruin” in Japanese. It’s often used to refer to the exploration of abandoned buildings and ghost towns. There are plenty of haikyo locations all over Japan. My favorite haikyo blogger has been all over Japan, especially the Kansai area (Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Tokushima!!!). He goes out of his way to find really cool and unique places to explore.

Kumihama Bay, Japan Sea
Can you spot the abandoned hotel on the right?

I, on the other hand, did not have to go any bit out of my way to find a haikyo site along Kumihama Bay. There is an abandoned hotel towering over the whole landscape. It was begun to compete with the many minshuku guesthouses in the area. However, funding ran out midway through construction and the site was left as is. It was easy to enter, well lit, and not very spooky.

Haikyo Japan, Hotel EscalatorHotel Haikyo Japan, Abandoned Hallway

Hotel Haikyo Japan, Hotel Rooms
Hotel room construction halted.

Hotel Haikyo Japan, View of Kumihama Bay, Broken Window

Hotel Haikyo Japan, Japanese Graffiti
Even graffiti is cute in Japan!

Hotel Haikyo Japan, Flooded Basement

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Deb A Holmes says:

    Buy it. We’ll rehab it.


  2. Your favorite haikyo blogger (thanks for the kind words, very motivating!) has been there, too, a couple of years ago… I hope I’ll get to write about it before the end of the year. 🙂


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