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The Royal Hotel is one of Japan’s more notorious haunted places. The hotel is unfinished and off limits to the public, but it is possible to take pictures from afar. This may be, in fact, as close as you want to get to this abandoned hotel.
The story has it that the hotel was built on the sacred grounds of the Nakagusuku Castle ruins. Angering the spirits that resided there, the hotel’s construction was doomed from the start. Construction workers were killed on the job and the owner eventually went bankrupt and, some say, insane before the project was finished. The abandoned hotel is located near the official Nakagusuku Ruins in Okinawa, Japan
 

Ruins of Kogen Hotel (Takahara Hotel), near Nakagusuku Castle ruins, Okinawa, Japan, January 2010 Okinawa is home to dozens of ruined vegetation covered castles, and now that the weather is no longer brutally hot, its interesting to explore them.  Most of them arent very exciting, just sections of walls built back up and empty enclosed courtyards, but the one in Nakagusuku, which I hadnt visited before, is my new favorite.  It was built in the 15th century, and is on a very high point on Okinawa where you can see both the Pacific Ocean and the East China Sea, depending on which direction you are looking.  Macbeth would have said it hath a pleasant seat. In addition to sweeping panoramic views, it had a number of nooks and crannies and shrines and caves, including a steep, stone staircase that led down to a well, which was still full of clear water.  The well itself was kind of creepy&the air around it was really really cold.  There was a noticeable temperature difference between the top and the bottom of the stairs, even though it was all outdoors. At this point the castle site was almost about to close for the day, but towards the very back of the ruins, one could see the reputedly haunted remains of the Royal Hotel, about 50 yards away.  I tried to get as close as I could for the photo, and might have crawled onto the top of a wall behind a primitive safety barrier *whistles*, but it was just too interesting to pass up.  I sat there in the bleak afternoon&and I tried to see how one could approach the hotel itself, on a future trip.  The ruins themselves are really creepy looking&and as I sat there, I heard a mysterious howling moaning sound coming from inside them.  I would like to say that it was probably a dog&but what if it wasnt? The back story that I could glean says the hotel was built in the 1970s by a businessman from Naha, Okinawas capital, who wanted to capitalize on the sites location next to the castle ruins.  Villagers told him that the area was sacred (there are many many old and forgotten tombs there in the jungle), but he spent millions on his hotel, which had sort of a haphazard layout, reputedly without any sort of blueprints.  Stairs led to nowhere in a maze of hallways. Some Buddhist monks from a nearby temple came and told him that he was building too close to a sacred cave with restless spirits in it, but he refused to stop.  Some workers left after they heard the warnings, and still more left after their fellow workmen were killed in a series of mysterious accidents.  Finally, the businessman decided to prove his hotel was not haunted by spending every night there until construction was finished.  He lasted three nights, went insane, became bankrupt and was committed at an institution on the island or, some stories say, he killed himself two weeks later. Another rumor says a monk took up residence in the hotel ruins and built an altar, in order to appease the restless spirits.  Another section of the hotel was thought to have been used as a brothel, and bears the marks of a mysterious fierce fire.  Apparently, there are still rooms full of abandoned furniture and ragged curtains and tatami mats and all kinds of creepiness&and of course, I sort of have a itching to go see it myself, although its probably a foolish idea.  We shall see. (Finally visited here.) What the site looks like from the nearby castle 
Ruins of Kogen Hotel (Takahara Hotel), near Nakagusuku Castle ruins, Okinawa, Japan,


Okinawa is home to dozens of ruined vegetation covered castles, and now that the weather is no longer brutally hot, it’s interesting to explore them.  Most of them aren’t very exciting, just sections of walls built back up and empty enclosed courtyards, but the one in Nakagusuku, which I hadn’t visited before, is my new favorite.  It was built in the 15th century, and is on a very high point on Okinawa where you can see both the Pacific Ocean and the East China Sea, depending on which direction you are looking.  Macbeth would have said “it hath a pleasant seat”.

In addition to sweeping panoramic views, it had a number of nooks and crannies and shrines and caves, including a steep, stone staircase that led down to a well, which was still full of clear water.  The well itself was kind of creepy…the air around it was really really cold.  There was a noticeable temperature difference between the top and the bottom of the stairs, even though it was all outdoors.


At this point the castle site was almost about to close for the day, but towards the very back of the ruins, one could see the reputedly haunted remains of the Royal Hotel, about 50 yards away.  I tried to get as close as I could for the photo, and might have crawled onto the top of a wall behind a primitive safety barrier *whistles*, but it was just too interesting to pass up.

 I sat there in the bleak afternoon…and I tried to see how one could approach the hotel itself, on a future trip.  The ruins themselves are really creepy looking…and as I sat there, I heard a mysterious howling moaning sound coming from inside them.  I would like to say that it was probably a dog…but what if it wasn’t?

The back story says the hotel was built in the 1970s by a businessman from Naha, Okinawa’s capital, who wanted to capitalize on the site’s location next to the castle ruins.  Villagers told him that the area was sacred (there are many many old and forgotten tombs there in the jungle), but he spent millions on his hotel.

Stairs led to nowhere in a maze of hallways.As for the hotel itself, legend says that it was constructed without blueprints, and thus, some areas bare resemblance to the famous Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California.

Some Buddhist monks from a nearby temple came and told him that he was building too close to a sacred cave with restless spirits in it, but he refused to stop.  Some workers left after they heard the warnings, and still more left after their fellow workmen were killed in a series of mysterious accidents.  Finally, the businessman decided to prove his hotel was not haunted by spending every night there until construction was finished.  He lasted three nights, went insane, became bankrupt and was committed at an institution on the island or, some stories say, he killed himself two weeks later.


Another rumor says a monk took up residence in the hotel ruins and built an altar, in order to appease the restless spirits.  Another section of the hotel was thought to have been used as a brothel, and bears the marks of a mysterious fierce fire.  Apparently, there are still rooms full of abandoned furniture and ragged curtains and tatami mats and all kinds of creepiness…and of course, I sort of have a itching to go see it myself, although it’s probably a foolish idea.  We shall see.
 
The backstory of the hotel is essentially it was visualized as a theme park/hotel complex in the late 70s, early 80s, by a Japanese businessman.  He built on the site against the wishes of monks from a nearby temple and warnings from locals.  There are many abandoned tombs and a sacred cave close to the building site.  During the course of construction, many workers were injured and killed in accidents and they refused to work there. 
 
The businessman claimed the site was not haunted and vowed to sleep there every night until work was finished.  He lasted three days and then went insane.  He was according to some stories, committed to an asylum on the island or alternately, committed suicide.  The ruins are all that is left, a dizzying labyrinth of decaying guestrooms, stairs leading to nowhere, and a mysterious tower, surrounded by jungle full of overgrown tombs and a cave leading to the underworld.
  
 Okinawa, Japan.
Royal Hotel (Abandoned)
Nakagusuku Village
Okinawa, Japan
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    i’ve been there. Not spooky during the day.
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