It's Like Westworld, But For Real

There's an old abandoned theme park a few hours north of Tokyo. And it's creepy as hell.

[Image: Lee Chapman | Tokyo Times]

Photographer Lee Chapman from the Tokyo Times visited the site, snapping several terrific haikyo (廃虚 or "ruins") photos.

The park opened in the 1970s under the name Kinugawa Family Ranch and expanded over time, rebranding itself as "Western Village". But by 2006, it was forced to close down.

Today, the park looks like a post-apocalyptic Westworld.

Have a look at some of the photos Chapman took.

[Image: Lee Chapman | Tokyo Times]

[Image: Lee Chapman | Tokyo Times]

[Image: Lee Chapman | Tokyo Times]

[Image: Lee Chapman | Tokyo Times]

[Image: Lee Chapman | Tokyo Times]

[Image: Lee Chapman | Tokyo Times]

[Image: Lee Chapman | Tokyo Times]

You can see more of Chapman's wonderful photos in his portfolio or on his website Tokyo Times. Friend him on Facebook or follow him on Instagram and Twitter if you are into that kind of thing.


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    Ganna paint a wagon ganna paint it good

      Gonna paint your wagon,
      Gonna paint it fine,
      Gonna use oil-based paint
      'Cause the wood is pine

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