Amazing pictures of abandoned love hotel in Japanese countryside
Share by @virtualjaaames on Twitter earlier this week, these pictures of an abandoned love hotel in Nagano Prefecture in central Japan remind us of the fate of so much of the Japanese countryside. And that love doesn’t last forever…
Haikyo “ruins” hunters often seek out abandoned homes and theme parks, though love hotels, regular hotels, and hot spring inns are another popular choice.
There is something chilling yet oddly logical about these post-apocalyptic scenes, filled with rust and emptiness. Or is it sadness we feel at seeing the discarded vibrator lying on the ground?
Hotel XO seemed to have ten rooms in its heyday, along with parking facilities for its customers. They, alas, seem to have vanished long ago, leaving behind a derelict, dilapidated structure.
@virtualjaaames also shared images of the inappropriately named New Prince hotel, likewise long since abandoned.
As the poet wrote:
“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings;
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away