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It’s a Cowboy Creep-Fest at Japan’s Westworld-Style Abandoned Theme Park

cowboy creep fest at Japan's Westworld-style abaondoned theme park

New images have been released of an abandoned theme park north of Tokyo that recall 1970’s horror movie, Westworld.

The film, starring Yul Bryner, was reimagined in the recent HBO sci-fi television series.

Orignally opened as Kinugawa Family Ranch, the theme park was later rebranded as Western Village. It featured animatronic cowboys including a figure of Hollywood legend, John Wayne.

cowboy creep fest at Japan's westworld style abandonded theme park

Other attractions included Disney-style Wild West shows and a cowboy ghost house experience.

Photographer Lee Chapman’s images feature eerie cowboy figures in themed settings, some in an eerie state of decay but some remarkably undamaged.

The park closed its doors in 2006.

Images courtesy Lee Chapman/Tokyo Times

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Charles is Managing Director at Blooloop. He attends numerous trade shows around the world and frequently speaks about trends and social media for the attractions industry at conferences. Outside of Blooloop his passions are diving, trees and cricket.

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