Japan is a country known for being clean and high technology, but these images show another strange facet: hotels, schools, theme parks and strip clubs that have been left in ruins.
The spooky images were taken by the French photographer Romain Veillon, who traveled to the country almost two years ago to look for fascinating abandoned buildings, which he is passionate about.
While there, he discovered buildings that had remained intact since the day they were abandoned.
Mr. Veillon never reveals exactly where the places he photographs are and gives few details about them, saying he prefers the viewers' imagination to "do the work".
While in Japan, he was delighted to discover that abandoned places are not usually vandalized, unlike abandoned places in Europe. He told MailOnline Travel: "I have seen only a small part of the vandalism during my trip, which is very different from the western countries, where the abandoned places are destroyed very quickly." It was amazing to go in and see so many objects that stayed there for years. "
Scroll down to discover some of the chilling images that Mr. Veillon captured in his adventure …
Colorful pink walls and small red seats remain inside what was once a bustling strip club … now abandoned
A room inside a loving hotel abandoned in Japan. Veillon says that the room has a medieval theme and standing in the corner there is a rusty armor
Leaves, dust and other debris now leave garbage in a doctor's surgery. It is a chilling sight
An abandoned theme park that has a "Wild West" themed village, now covered in plants
The characters in an exhibition of gunfire from the wild west are left to rot inside an abandoned theme park
A strange green elephant sits among the horses on a carousel that has been ruined among the long grass in an abandoned theme park
Colorful lamps and striking blue chairs lie scattered across the floor in what remains of a vintage hotel in Japan
An abandoned sanctuary containing thousands of burial tablets that Mr. Veillon discovered in the mountains of Japan. He spent three weeks traveling through the Asian country
An old arcade full of Pachinko games is left to rot. Mr. Veillon said: "I have always been fascinated by Japan and it was the occasion to mix my passion and my photographic skills during these three weeks that made me want to go there".
The strange, and somewhat disturbing, view of dead snakes placed in jars in an abandoned laboratory in Japan
A traditional Japanese statue sits in the middle of the room in what appears to be an empty hotel storage area
In this abandoned school, the calcareous notes of a teacher are still on the blackboard, with framed portraits, perhaps from previous directors, on the floor in front of him. Mr. Veillon was happy that the abandoned places in Japan have been so "intact"
This is an abandoned onsen, a Japanese hot spring, where people could have come to relax. Now a different type of cooling is associated with it
The intricate work of art still adorns the walls of the house of this former priest in Japan
This house used to be owned by a doctor and Mr. Veillon found a cabinet full of medical supplies
A hotel room left to ruin, with nature now taking control – the grass has formed a new carpet
The cushions of the seats inside this abandoned hotel room are scattered on the floor while the paper on the wall comes off the walls
Blankets and pillows are stacked on top of what appears to have been an old hotel storage room
An old factory is in ruins in the Japanese countryside. Mr. Veillon spent three weeks traveling around the country
An image of the interior of one of the abandoned theme parks that Mr. Veillon discovered, showing how it is now covered with trees and other plants
What appears to be a replica of Mount Rushmore looms over an abandoned Japanese theme park, now covered in plants