by Marcos Villasenor in Video on Monday 2 July 2012

Climbing a fibreglass replica of Mount Rushmore in Japan? Visiting an abandoned Disney-clone at night? Welcome to the wonderful world of Haikyo, a Japanese word that means both “ruin” and the art of exploring such places. While there is nothing as surreal as wandering through abandoned theme parks, Michel John Grist’s blog is the best next thing if you can’t. And, for the more adventurous types going to Japan, it is full of tips and locations too.