I heard from a local gaijin that one in eight homes in Japan are abandoned.
Another friend told me she had heard of people who adventured into abandoned homes and buildings as a sort of hobby.
I live in a rural area of a sparsely-populated prefecture. I am surrounded by abandoned structures. Why not explore?
This abandoned group of buildings is just a few hundred metres from my apartment. I couldn’t determine if it was a school or a factory before being abandoned, but it certainly contained it’s share of curious goods.