This post is part of a series called Japan 2015-2016Show More Posts
- Osaka, And First Japanese Culture Shock
- Hiroshima and Miyajima
- Returning to Japan Later in the Year, and Learning the Hostel Business
- Temple Living on Mount Koya
- Visiting the Old Capital City of Kyoto
- A Short Visit to Hida Takayama
- Climbing Mount Fuji
- Tokyo, Japan
- Autumn Colors in Kyoto and Nara
- 2 Months of Living in Osaka
- Following River Plate at the FIFA Club World Cup
- Ikoma Sanjyo Amusement Park
- Short Trips to Kobe and Takeda Castle
- Nara Dreamland – Abandoned Amusement Park
- In Review: 88 Days of Backpacking and Living in Japan
On the way back from my first day trip to Nara, I stopped at Ikoma Station and took the funicular to the top of Mount Ikoma. The idea was to visit the Ikoma Sanjyo Amusement Park. Open only during summers, the park remains open to the public to walk around in the off-season.
Everything was maintained in pristine condition while I visited in mid-December (late autumn). I counted less than 10 people when I was there (a couple of tourists and the rest were maintenance workers). I enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere and, as an added bonus, the views of the sunset over Osaka.
Hi Kevin, Reminds me of that deserted amusement park in the Tom Hanks movie, “Big.” Great photos! Cheers, Eric
Thanks for the comment! I have another upcoming post of a even bigger and more deserted amusement park in Japan.