We all have a favourite place to visit – from theme parks to landmarks to architectural wonders. But what will happen to those famed spots in 10, 20 or even 100 years? Only time will tell. Unfortunately for these abandoned tourist attractions, time was not on their side. Claimed (or reclaimed) by nature’s fury, human accidents and poor economic luck, 13 tourist spots will probably never return to their former glory.

Yashima Resort Town, Japan

Yashima is a high, open plateau on one of the main islands of Japan. When the economy was booming in the 1980s, investors decided to build a resort village for tourists. The village boasted half a dozen hotels, shops and a rail line to the top peak of the city. However, when the economy took a dive, the resort town couldn’t bring in the dollars needed to continue operating and the entire village was shut down.

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