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Sports World Izunagaoka

Here we are in the middle of the mountains, in the Izu Peninsula. Under dense vegetation, there is a resort once popular with the Japanese from Fukuoka and Tokyo. This is the water park “Sports World”. The entry begins with the locker room, just to put in shorts or bikinis, showers and a small clinic / pharmacy to treat minor injuries.

Sports World
A triangle shaped hole at the bottom of the toilets.

The locker rooms were illegally violently occupied. The walls are covered with graffiti and abandoned empty bottles are strewn on the ground and there are things more or less suspect.

Sports World

The place could be renovated and you could live in it (the surroundings are really nice) but it will probably never be, because of the many ghosts and spirits who prowl. At least, that’s probably what the locals must think.

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A room in disorder

 

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A badge attached to the wall and the ambiance of a good Japanese horror movie.

 

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What is this hanger doing here?

The park also encloses the apartments where you could stay with a beautiful view of the pool.

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A special pool for diving. No corals to explore here, but an original microcosm.

 

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Sports World

 

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Attention, a broken window! And nature resuming its rights.

 

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A kitchen.

 

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A cash register that sticks out its tongue.

Then you proceed to the attractions. They are mainly slides in tubes, but there is also a rapid river. The park was not that big, but there was apparently also a gym.

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Japanese Aqualand

 

 

Sports World
Jordy Meow.

It is my first ruin and I am not sure what I am doing here 🙂

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Pipes.

 

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The Sports World!

We come back to the apartments and the main building.

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The side bar of the restaurant.

 

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The apartments are still in pretty good condition. Ah, if we had such a place in France, the homeless would know where to stay!

 

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Can I have a cocktail, please!?

 

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It seems that this glass needs disinfection…

 

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Thank you ! It is time to return.

Sports World was abandoned in 1993. The abandoned park was destroyed years later, in 2011.

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Je m’appelle Jordy, I’m a French born at the south of Bordeaux and this is my website on which you’ll find my articles, software, and photography. I live in Japan so most of it will be about this amazing country and urban exploration.

  • Zach

    Sports World was abandoned in 1993? The ID badge has ’96 on it…

    Great pictures. Thank you so much.

    • This is true, but I think it was officially closed in 1993… and maybe there was still staff working there for a while, I am not sure. Thanks for liking those pictures, they are my very first photos taken with a DSLR and it was also the first ruin I ever visited in Japan successfully! This article means a lot to me.

  • edgardo josue camaño madrid

    as mas reportajes de parques acuaticos abandonados porfas 😀

    • Thanks, though I don’t really get it 😉

      • ElTapaHoyos

        He says he wants to read more about abandoned wáter parks 😉

        • Haha, thanks 🙂 He will get more hopefully, but I uploaded the others on haikyo.org. They are not impressive enough to be put on Totoro Times.