Stumbling across “new” (to the internet) haikyo is always a special pleasure.
In mid-May, right after Golden Week, I was walking around Kyoto to find an abandoned art museum (which I found and will write about in the weeks to come) when a big waterslide caught my eye. I got closer and, to my surprise, found the place abandoned. Since it was the sixth haikyo I went to in just eight days I was pretty exhausted and not at all in the mood to enter the place, although I think it is possible to do so without taking too much effort. Instead I circled it and took some nice pictures from the outside.
“Waterland” wasn’t that big, only the pretty decent water slide and three pools, but it nevertheless looked like a nice place to hang out at on a hot, humid summer day – judging by the disgusting water colors it seems the place was closed down quite a while ago and nobody even took an effort to leave it in a clean state. On the bright side: At least from the distance there weren’t any signs of vandalism, making it a place worth going back to. So don’t be surprised to see “Kyoto Waterland Revisited” in a few months…
(For people who prefer to have a look at the pictures in sequence: Please click here!)