Abandoned Royal Hotel in Hachiojima Island, Japan

NewsflarePublished: November 24, 201718 views
Published: November 24, 2017

Interesting short documentary from Japan about an abandoned millionaires royal hotel and resort in the Island of Hachiojima, off the coast of Tokyo.

The video, which was filmed on May 20, accurately depicts some of the spots of the Hachijo Royal Hotel that went in ruin after it closed in 2006.

"The hotel was opened in 1963 – eight years after the former military airport on Hachijojima was turned over to civilian control and four years after the local tourist office was established," the filmmaker wrote online.

Local reports says that, in 1963, Hachijo Royal Hotel was the biggest hotel in Japan: 'tourism on the Izu Islands was booming back then, especially on Hachijojima, since the government nicknamed it the “Hawaii of Japan”,' the filmer continued.

The Hotel was closed and re-opened several times in its history, due to a steep decline of tourism: Hachijojima’s lack of sand beaches and spare time offers are amongst the causes that fostered the island's decline.

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