My name is Florian Seidel and I’m a German expatriate living and working in Osaka, Japan.
In late 2009 I began with urban exploration in the Kansai area and since there was no English speaking homepage about the topic (most foreign urban explorers are located in Kanto, the area around Tokyo) I started this blog in January of 2010 to fill the gap.
|Abandoned Places of Japan||Haikyo simply means ruin in Japanese. But haikyo also describes the Japanese version of the hobby known as urban exploration. Haikyoists, as we call them, visit abandoned towns, houses, hospitals, schools, industrial sites, theme parks and virtually any forgotten or abandoned place. This website is the result of years of adventures throughout the Japanese ruins. You will find here hundreds of places and thousands of photos taken by Jordy Meow.|
|Best Living in Japan||Great website about events and life in Tokyo area for expats.|
|Deep Japan||Travel advice, Japanese manners, learning about Japan and other questions on Japan guiding tourists or business travellers into a more local Japanese experience.|
|Japan Newbie||Great read, infos and photos of Hokkaido & Japan. Lots of good useful info.|
|The Japan Offbeat Guide||Beautiful photographs of Japan, news, articles and more by Jordy Meow.|
|Travels in Underground Japanese Music||indie music around japan|
|Voyapon||VOYAPON is a Japan tourism platform which guides you tips and sharing experience on things to do, see, ways to find out real and local information. VOYAPON offers tourists an experience that bridges the traditional tour highlights with a deeper exploration of lesser known cities and sights in Japan.|
|Why so Japan||Interesting info, reviews and trivia on Japan.|