|Izu Sports World, Haikyo...||(Entered Sep. 21, 2008)
During that same fateful trip to Izu mentioned below, UK Mike and I split off from Jason and Aya and spent the second day haikyoing at Izu Sports World located near Numazu city. It was Mike's second time there, but my first. After I saw Mike's pictures and video of his first trip, I was keen to go and see it for myself.
Here's the hotel section of the haikyo. At first glance you might think they were still open for business, and that this just happened to be a very overgrown resort.
You'd be wrong though, unless this is some kind of new interior decorating style.
Mike mentioned that things were much less vandalized the last time he was here. Please have a little respect for the haikyos whoever you are.
This complex was huge, easily twice as big as Disneyland. Here's the wave pool, empty with a bit of stagnant water...
One of those inflatable tube sliders. Hasn't exactly seen recent use.
Plants are taking back Izu Sports World. It's amazing how fast wildlife reclaims civilization when humans aren't around. This waterslide still had an opening, but eventually it'll probably look like...
...this. Not exactly a comfortable ride down.
A shot of the tubes about to be engulfed by trees.
It's surreal to think that at one time, kids ran around here making noise and having fun.
One of those super fast slides that goes down almost vertically. Great fun when you've got water waiting for you at the bottom.
But not so fun when you've got trees and shrubs...
Power went off at precisely 3:50, but whether am or pm isn't known.
Because of our traffic predicament, we only had about an hour of daylight in which to film and take pictures. Being in the mountains, the light faded pretty fast, so there are a lot of things I didn't have time to take pictures of.
Can't haikyo without some video. Will be using Vimeo from now on, had enough of Youtube's low quality.
This was easily one of the best haikyos I've done so far, stay tuned for another haikyo adventure coming up in a few days!
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