10
Nov

2010

The (Abandoned) Okutama Ropeway

Post by Steven Dale

The (Abandoned) Okutama Ropeway: Haikyo, Saitama via Graveyard Girl on Tumblr.

Scott W. sent me a link to the photo above of the clearly abandoned Okutama Ropeway in Haikyo, Saitama Japan.

Beautiful, eerie and fascinating.

If you’re interested in the Okutama Ropeway, I’d encourage you to check out author and photographer Michael John Grist’s photo essay on the abandoned system. It’s a stunner. Out of respect for his copyright, I’m not posting his photos here directly – you’ll have to click the provided link and visit his site yourself. Do it; it’s worth it.

Meanwhile, if you’d like something Blair Witch Project worthy, you might like this video via youtube:





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Comments

  1. so maybe THIS is where gondolas go to die
  2. I wonder if it still works.
  3. Very interesting stuff. Good to see you found a bit more information. There must be dozens of little systems like this (hopefully more of them in working order) all over the world. Those shots in the gallery are quite haunting. If I was designing game levels for a horror game this stuff would be perfect.