During my last trip to Japan, I had the chance to visit the most famous abandoned amusement park in the world: Nara Dreamland!

Built in 1961, Nara Dreamland was supposed to be the “Disney” theme park of the country, which is easy to guess when you take a look at the fairy pink princess castle! The tourist attraction was a huge success and many Japanese went there during their free time for many years.

It was an incredible feeling to be able to explore this abandoned place during an entire day and imagine how it was to be on the roller coaster or just to wander in the little streets of this paradise.

But the opening of the real Disneyworld in Tokyo and the Universal Studios in Osaka was too much competition for Nara Dreamland. By 2006, the theme park closed and became another place to visit for explorers and photographers as one of the most famous haikyo in Japan!

Now, nature reclaims the abandoned buildings, that disappear slowly under the vegetation and creates an even more magical and unique atmosphere.

Be sure to add Nara to your places to see bucket list when in Japan. And for now, check these cool photos of what is left of Nara!

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