Nichitsu was a mining town in Saitama Prefecture, about three hours from Tokyo. At it’s peak in 1965, there were about 3,000 people living there. Now the town is completely abandoned.
Here the Tokyo Times blog posts many Haikyo photographs (廃墟写真, usually meaning photographs of modern ruins) of the ghost town.
Other photographers have also visited Nichitsu, including Michael John Grist, producing these photos of an abandoned Firehouse.
Read more about the history of Nichitsu (Google translation).
- Haikyo (廃墟写真, Haikyo Shashin) – Japan Photography of Ruins
- Haikyo (Modern Ruins) Photo Essay of Linda Vista Hospital
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