For some unknown reason, developers thought it would be a good idea to build a huge hotel on a remote volcanic island, almost 300 km from Tokyo. The hotel was doomed from the outset – no beaches to attract sunbakers and swimmers, no flora and fauna to attract adventurers, and ultimately, no visitors.
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.
Photographer Natalia Sobańska recently took a trip to see what the hotel looks like now. As you can see by her photos, it’s amazing to see that some of the rooms have developed their own ecosystems, while others are untouched by time, other than a bit of dust.