Massive Wooden Rollercoaster in Abandoned Japanese Amusement Park

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In Japan, there are many amusement parks that are lying in the state of neglect; their owners abandoned them because they became too expensive to run and tearing them down would cost them more. In one such park called "Nara Dreamland", located near the ancient city of Nara, is a massive rollercoaster made out of wood. Though significantly out of date by todays’ technical standards, the wooden roller coaster called Aska was one of the key attraction of the park. The park was opened in 1961 and closed in 2006.

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Photos by Ralph Mirebs

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