General Japan Photography


Ever since I visited a “secret” decommissioned nuclear bunker as a child I’ve always been fascinated by derelict and hidden subterranean places which give off such a strong atmosphere of adventure and mystery. A recent article on PingMag about Japan’s surreal underground tunnels got me thinking about this again and as it turns out there’s a tonne of information to be found on the Internet about this peculiarly fascinating subject…

Tokyo Underground

Central Circular Shinjuku Route, Yoyogi Shield © Joe Nishizawa

  • Underground History – amazing wealth of detailed information about disused stations on London’s underground.
  • Subterranea Britannica – a society devoted the the study and investigation of man-made and man-used underground places in the UK & Europe.
  • Infiltration – the zine about going places you’re not supposed to go! Mainly focused on the US & Canada. Mentioned on RW before.
  • Russos – incredible photos from industrial sites in Russia. These pages are particularly good and not to be missed: (1) (2) (3) (4).


Originally from the UK, David is designer and wanderer currently based in Kamakura. Prior to this, he lived in China and longs to explore more of this vast and varied land. He started Randomwire in 2003 to chronicle his travels and occasional musings. Feel free to drop him a line.

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