It was the largest hotel in Japan. It is located on a remote volcanic island, almost 300 km from Tokyo. There are no beaches, only divers will find something to do.
Unfortunately, it was not sustainable for such a large hotel to remain open. Despite several attempts to bring it back to life, the hotel closed its doors for the final time in 2006. It’s amazing that some of the rooms have developed their own ecosystems, while others are untouched by time, other than a bit of dust.
The Hachijo Royal Hotel is an abandoned hotel located in Hachijō-jima, a volcanic island located around 300 km away from Tokyo. This French baroque-style hotel was opened in 1963, and due to declining tourism was closed in 2006.
The hotel currently stands abandoned with nature slowly overgrowing it. Polish photographer Natalia Sobańska has recently traveled to this secluded location and took amazing pictures showing the faded glory of one of the biggest hotels in Japan. Check them out it the gallery below!