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Modern Ruins: The Beauty of Abandoned Amusement Parks

Koga Family Land, Shiga Prefecture, Japan

Photos by Olivier Malosse, via Dark Roasted Blend

This park, once a family friendly adventure land, has been almost completely engulfed by the surrounding forest. Probably the most famous abandoned amusement park in Japan, the story goes that the golfers whose club shared an entrance with the park lobbied for it to be shut down. Yes, golfers.