28 Abandoned Russian Village In Japan

Abandoned Russian Village In Japan


Have you ever heard of a place called Niigata Russian Village? It was located in Japan and is abandoned now.


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Following the fall of the USSR a crowd of tourists consisting both of businessmen and those willing to sell old Japanese cars in Russia invaded Japan. The number of Russian citizens living next to eastern ports increased hundreds of times leading to launching an entertainment park next to Niigata city in 1993. The place was called Niigata Russian Village and embraced a church, hotel, museums, restaurants, circus and many other buildings. The village had been there for 10 years and ceased to exist after collapse of the financing bank. Let's see in detail what is left till today.

The village is located several kilometers away from the railway and could be reached only by cars. A copy of Suzdal Cathedral is situated next to the parking lot as well as a hotel building that served as an example of classical architecture.

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28 Responses to “Abandoned Russian Village In Japan”

  1. raaa says:

    Terrible!!!

  2. Duncan says:

    No matter where you go, you’re in Russia. :)

    Awesome post, loved reading it!

  3. andrei says:

    what an amazing place… :-| but the most interesting picture is that with “katyusha menu” :D nice post! greetings from Romania!

  4. GsomGsom says:

    we just abandoned Japan

  5. DeJaVu says:

    How much for the data cable? Wouldn’t mind win 95 disk either.

  6. Mr. Fox says:

    OMG! they leave everything!

  7. O.G.Suede says:

    What happened? What was the reason for this abandonment?

  8. John says:

    What a tremendous waste of time, money, energy.

  9. Mitch says:

    Abandoned Russian buildings in Japan are better than non abandoned buildings in Russia.

  10. Maraudon says:

    This is weird! Only this abandoned achitechture is way more beatifull and tastefull than anything in whole Sweden!

  11. Tovarich Volk says:

    That can’t seriously be the church’s Iconostasis, can it? Also, I wouldn’t want to go anywhere near the kolbasa in pic 46.

  12. Hirsh says:

    Needs more looting and natural decay, then it will look just like it’s in Russia!

  13. Akasha says:

    I’m wondering if there’s free access to this village.
    I’d love to have the clothes, especially the red jacket 8)

  14. Otis R. Needleman says:

    Amazing. Never expected to see such an abandoned property in Japan.

  15. I know that place very well, as I was supposed to go and we cancelled… for the reason that it’s supposed to be quite empty now! Half demolished. When were those people taken? Is it recent? I’m really surprised, I never though so many pictures of that place, it looks great!

  16. j s says:

    They should rebuild the place…

  17. Great photos!I know this place.

  18. BitemeIamtoxic says:

    Sad.

  19. ZeroDrop says:

    Curious about these melted televisions…

  20. Awesome photos! I’ve seen the location several times on the net, but this is by far the best posting.

  21. Just says:

    So, russians build city to Japan, just to abandon it?

  22. Gustavo says:

    What amazing place..i want to be there!!!! This is beautiful

  23. skopeil says:

    why all Russian buildings must be abandoned? even outside Russia? so sad to see those beautiful buildings ….

  24. Sophie says:

    Very interesting, ghost towns fascinates me. There’s a hastily abandoned Russian town in Svalbard as well. Only the occasional polar bear stop by there now.

  25. dayrale says:

    can anyone send general directions? i want to visit soon… like the nearest town or city

  26. Vovka says:

    This is abandoned and ruined and still looks better than most real Russian villages.

  27. pondok poker says:

    nice for artikel guys

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