There's an abandoned luxury hotel on a remote island in Japan and the eerie photos will give you goosebumps

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Slide 1 of 21: Hachijo Royal Hotel was once one of the biggest hotels in Japan, drawing people to its remote island for beach vacations and relaxation. Today it lies in ruins. The abandoned hotel has not seen guests in over a decade, becoming overrun with moss and mildew. Polish photographer Natalia Sobanska traveled to the French baroque-style hotel to capture the dilapidated building. Her photos are a glimpse into the hotel rooms that once welcomed guests from all over Japan but now has fallen to pieces. Keep scrolling to take a look at what has become of the Hachijo Royal Hotel.
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Slide 5 of 21: The hotel officially closed in 2006, leaving behind everything to crumble in the heat.
Slide 6 of 21: A lot of the décor still remains in the exact location it was left over a decade ago.
Slide 7 of 21: Likewise, some parts of the hotel are almost fully intact, alluding to its once lively past.
Slide 8 of 21: The pool table still stands in the game room.
Slide 9 of 21: The grand piano that used to entertain thousands of guests now remains untouched in the rotting hotel.
Slide 10 of 21: The swimming pool is now filled with murky water.
Slide 11 of 21: While Sobanska has traveled all over the world to photograph abandoned places, she says the Hachijo Royal Hotel stands out for its unique style.
Slide 12 of 21: For example, ornate statues that pay homage to the Greeks are common throughout the hotel.
Slide 13 of 21: She spent seven hours in the ruins photographing the "classic Japan style destroyed by nature."
Slide 14 of 21: Not surprisingly, Sobanska says the resort is eerily quiet.
Slide 15 of 21: But "not creepy or scary as people think."
Slide 16 of 21: The rooms themselves did not age as well as the common spaces.
Slide 17 of 21: The crumbled ceilings now lay scattered over the decaying floor.
Slide 18 of 21: A mixture of hot air and saltwater has helped make these ruins a jungle.
Slide 19 of 21: "In abandoned places, I am captivated by how nature takes back what it owns," Sobanska said.
Slide 20 of 21: She continued, "It sounds absurd, but when you see it with your own eyes, it's just a natural beauty."
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Hachijo Royal Hotel was once one of the biggest hotels in Japan,
drawing people to its remote island for beach vacations and
relaxation. Today it lies in ruins. The abandoned hotel has not seen guests
in over a decade, becoming overrun with moss and mildew.

Polish photographer Natalia Sobanska
traveled to the French baroque-style hotel to
capture the dilapidated building. Her photos are a glimpse
into the hotel rooms that once welcomed guests from all over
Japan but now has fallen to pieces.

Keep scrolling to take a look at what has become of the Hachijo
Royal Hotel.

Since it was difficult for locals to get a passport in the ’60s, they traveled locally. Stunning Hachijojima Island, just a short ferry ride from the mainland, seemed like the perfect spot for a luxury resort.


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The Mirror

The Hachijo Royal Hotel was built in 1963 and quickly flourished, becoming one of the largest in Japan.


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Ridgeline Images

Once overseas travel became more commonplace around the turn of the century, the remote island wasn’t seen as a desirable vacation destination any longer.


Source:
Ridgeline Images

The hotel officially closed in 2006, leaving behind everything to crumble in the heat.

A lot of the décor still remains in the exact location it was left over a decade ago.

Likewise, some parts of the hotel are almost fully intact, alluding to its once lively past.

The pool table still stands in the game room.

The grand piano that used to entertain thousands of guests now remains untouched in the rotting hotel.

The swimming pool is now filled with murky water.

While Sobanska has traveled all over the world to photograph abandoned places, she says the Hachijo Royal Hotel stands out for its unique style.

For example, ornate statues that pay homage to the Greeks are common throughout the hotel.

She spent seven hours in the ruins photographing the “classic Japan style destroyed by nature.”

Not surprisingly, Sobanska says the resort is eerily quiet.

But “not creepy or scary as people think.”

The rooms themselves did not age as well as the common spaces.

The crumbled ceilings now lay scattered over the decaying floor.

A mixture of hot air and saltwater has helped make these ruins a jungle.

“In abandoned places, I am captivated by how nature takes back what it owns,” Sobanska said.

She continued, “It sounds absurd, but when you see it with your own eyes, it’s just a natural beauty.”

Just a peek at the view out the windows helps you understand the natural beauty and how people were drawn to this scenic escape.

Visit INSIDER’s homepage
for more.

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