Situated a good 3 hour drive from western Tokyo, Saitama Prefecture’s Nitchitsu mining town housed around 3,000 people at its peak in 1965, but now, any life is long gone, and the mountain’s iron and zinc remains unmoved. (Tokyo Times)
It is interesting to see this natural museum and move back in time. Warning: some other images in the original post might be scary 😛 However, if you liked it, check out other articles with photos of abandoned buildings at the end of the article.
Source: Nitchitsu mining town haikyo #1: A visit to the doctors (Tokyo Times) via Japan Soc