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Takakanonuma Greenland - Abandoned Amusement Park
Hobara, Japan

Takakanonuma Greenland opened in 1973, and closed a few years later. Then reopened again in 1986 and closed forever in 1999.
Locals say the reason the park closed is because of deaths that had occurred at the park, but no factual information has been found on it.
In fact, no information has been found what so ever to indicate why the park closed. The logical opinion is that it was merely an economic downfall.
It is slowly being reclaimed by the surrounding forest, and is isolated from the rest of the world. The area it resides in is no longer even located on current maps. And there is always a dense fog settled into the area. Making it even more eerie than it already is.

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In Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture, there is an abandoned amusement park known as Takakanonuma Greenland. It sits in the outskirts of Hobara, a section of the Japanese city of Date. Very little is known about this park, and its exact location is largely unknown. You can’t find it on any Japanese map, as it simply isn’t there. Supposedly, its coordinates are 37°49’02.16″N 140°33’05.78″E, but if they are put into Google Maps, the search will be directed to the center of Hobara. This is inaccurate, since the park is hidden in a mountainous, rural area.

The only major information known about Takakanonuma Greenland is that it opened in 1973, and closed two years later. Some claim that this was due to poor ticket sales and needed renovations, but locals say that it was because of a significant amount of deaths on the rides. Miraculously, the park reopened in 1986, but struggled to remain open due to increased competition from bigger parks such as Tokyo Disneyland, as well as financial trouble. Finally, in 1999, Takakanonuma Greenland closed for good.

Following its closure, the amusement park was left to rot. Photographs from urban explorers who have infiltrated the area show a massive amount of decay. The ferris wheel and the roller coaster are covered in rust, the entrance is covered in graffiti, and the premises are being reclaimed by plants. The most notable feature of the park is the dense fog that always looms over it, giving off a Silent Hill feel. Like the information about the area, there is very little photography and video of it.

Allegedly, Takakanonuma Greenland was demolished in 2006, and now sits as an empty lot. However, in 2007, a citizen of the United Kingdom named Bill Edwards claimed to have visited an untouched, completely intact park. Supposedly, he took numerous pictures that were identical to those taken before the park’s supposed demolition, showing the same rusty, forgotten rides. However, according rumor, when uploading these photos, only one appeared on his computer. This picture shows the entrance to the park on a foggy night, illuminated by the flash from the camera. In the center of this picture, you can barely make out the figure of what looks like a six year old girl in a white dress. She appears to be staring at the photographer with a serious, indifferent face.

The girl has never been identified, and the whereabouts of Bill Edwards are currently unknown…

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In Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture, there is an abandoned amusement park known as Takakanonuma Greenland. It sits in the outskirts of Hobara, a section of the Japanese city of Date. Very little is known about this park, and its exact location is largely unknown. You can’t find it on any Japanese map, as it simply isn’t there. Supposedly, its coordinates are 37°49’02.16″N 140°33’05.78″E, but if they are put into Google Maps, the search will be directed to the center of Hobara. This is inaccurate, since the park is hidden in a mountainous, rural area.

The only major information known about Takakanonuma Greenland is that it opened in 1973, and closed two years later. Some claim that this was due to poor ticket sales and needed renovations, but locals say that it was because of a significant amount of deaths on the rides. Miraculously, the park reopened in 1986, but struggled to remain open due to increased competition from bigger parks such as Tokyo Disneyland, as well as financial trouble. Finally, in 1999, Takakanonuma Greenland closed for good.

Following its closure, the amusement park was left to rot. Photographs from urban explorers who have infiltrated the area show a massive amount of decay. The ferris wheel and the roller coaster are covered in rust, the entrance is covered in graffiti, and the premises are being reclaimed by plants. The most notable feature of the park is the dense fog that always looms over it, giving off a Silent Hill feel. Like the information about the area, there is very little photography and video of it.

Allegedly, Takakanonuma Greenland was demolished in 2006, and now sits as an empty lot. However, in 2007, a citizen of the United Kingdom named Bill Edwards claimed to have visited an untouched, completely intact park. Supposedly, he took numerous pictures that were identical to those taken before the park’s supposed demolition, showing the same rusty, forgotten rides. However, according rumor, when uploading these photos, only one appeared on his computer. This picture shows the entrance to the park on a foggy night, illuminated by the flash from the camera. In the center of this picture, you can barely make out the figure of what looks like a six year old girl in a white dress. She appears to be staring at the photographer with a serious, indifferent face.

The girl has never been identified, and the whereabouts of Bill Edwards are currently unknown…

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The above was a recently submitted pasta, but it’s about a very real place. Takakanonuma Greenland did, in fact, exist. You can Google image search the name and come across a host of creepy photos of the misty, decaying amusement park. Some people claim that it’s the basis for the creepy amusement park/portal to the spirit world in Spirited Away, though I cannot find any confirmation of that particular theory. The park has even been tied to the mysterious rusty clown head that I use as my avatar – though it seems that almost every single abandoned amusement park has been named as the source of the image (most popular theory is that it’s from a park in Chernobyl, but I’ve seen many people saying that’s not true at all).

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Takakanonuma Greenland Park

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Takakanonuma Greenland, Japan.

Location - Hobara, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.

Status - Demolished in 2010

Reason for closure - Exact reason unknown

Dates Active - 1973 - 1999

In Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture, there was an abandoned amusement park known as Takakanonuma Greenland. It sat in the outskirts of Hobara, its exact location is unknown and it cannot be found on any map. 

The only known information about the park is that it opened in 1973 and closed two years later. Most claim that the closure was due to poor ticket sales and renovations were needed on the park, however locals say it was because of a significant amount of deaths on the rides. Miraculously, the park re-opened in 1686, but struggled to remain open due to increased competition from bigger parks such as Tokyo Disneyland, as well as financial trouble. Takakanonuma Greenland closed for good in 1999.

Following its closure, the amusement park was just abandoned and left to rot. Photographs from urban explorers who have investigated the area show a massive amount of decay. The ferris wheel and rollercoaster are covered in rust, the entrance is covered in graffiti, and the premises have been reclaimed by nature. The most notable feature of the park is the dense fog that always looms over it (i think this is from nearby nuclear radiation but im not entirely sure). But like the information about the park, there is very little recordings and photos of the park.

There is a legend that surrounds the abandoned (or once abandoned) park. Allegedly, Takakanonuma Greenland was demolished in 2006 and now sits an empty lot. However a citizen of the UK named Bill Edward claimed to have visited an untouched, completely intact park. Supposedly, he took numerous photos that were identical to those taken before demolition, showing some rusty, forgotten rides. However according to this legend (or rumour or whatever you wanna call it), when uploading the photos, only one appeared on his computer. This picture showed the entrance to the park on a foggy night, illuminated by the flash from the camera. In the centre of the picture, you can barely make out the figure of what looks like a six year old girl in a white dress. She appears to be staring at the photographer with a serious, indifferent face.

The girl has never been identified, and the whereabouts of Bill Edwards are currently unknown.

Although the legend seems really fake, still makes a good story and the abandoned park was fascinating to me