Culture | Feeling nostalgic for Kowloon's Walled City? Head to Kawasaki
  • The entrance gives you a hint of what to expect on the inside. Photo: Said Karlsson
    The entrance gives you a hint of what to expect on the inside. Photo: Said Karlsson
  • How was life in Kowloon's Walled City? This Japanese replica offers a glimpse. Photo: Said Karlsson
    How was life in Kowloon's Walled City? This Japanese replica offers a glimpse. Photo: Said Karlsson
  • The inside of this game centre is unlike any other in Tokyo. Photo: Said Karlsson
    The inside of this game centre is unlike any other in Tokyo. Photo: Said Karlsson
  • Signboards of a butcher stall and clinic that specialised in treating piles hang in the interior. Photo: Said Karlsson
    Signboards of a butcher stall and clinic that specialised in treating piles hang in the interior. Photo: Said Karlsson
  • The attention to detail is impressive. Notice that old CRT TV in the apartment...? Photo: Said Karlsson
    The attention to detail is impressive. Notice that old CRT TV in the apartment...? Photo: Said Karlsson
  • …Or the sexy underwear hanging to dry next to the balcony below? Photo: Said Karlsson
    …Or the sexy underwear hanging to dry next to the balcony below? Photo: Said Karlsson
  • We’re not sure if the signs are originals dating back from the late 20th century, or if they are just faithful reproductions. Photo: Said Karlsson
    We’re not sure if the signs are originals dating back from the late 20th century, or if they are just faithful reproductions. Photo: Said Karlsson
  • Many of the items used to decorate the interiors were imported from Hong Kong by the architect. Photo: Said Karlsson
    Many of the items used to decorate the interiors were imported from Hong Kong by the architect. Photo: Said Karlsson
  • More interiors imported from Hong Kong.  Photo: Said Karlsson
    More interiors imported from Hong Kong. Photo: Said Karlsson
  • The games however, are very clean and well maintained. Photo: Said Karlsson
    The games however, are very clean and well maintained. Photo: Said Karlsson
  • Besides all the latest arcade games, Anata no Warehouse also has a section dedicated to retro games. Photo: Said Karlsson
    Besides all the latest arcade games, Anata no Warehouse also has a section dedicated to retro games. Photo: Said Karlsson
  • Retro games such as these. Photo: Said Karlsson
    Retro games such as these. Photo: Said Karlsson
  • Some of these games date back to the time when the Kowloon Walled City still existed. Photo: Said Karlsson
    Some of these games date back to the time when the Kowloon Walled City still existed. Photo: Said Karlsson
  • Despite the gritty ambience, the toilets themselves are actually spotlessly clean. Photo: Said Karlsson
    Despite the gritty ambience, the toilets themselves are actually spotlessly clean. Photo: Said Karlsson
  • These chickens however, are made out of plastic. Photo: Said Karlsson
    These chickens however, are made out of plastic. Photo: Said Karlsson
  • We’re not sure if this is a nod to the shady activities that took place within the Kowloon Walled City, or if it’s just supposed to depict one of the residents taking a nap. Photo: Said Karlsson
    We’re not sure if this is a nod to the shady activities that took place within the Kowloon Walled City, or if it’s just supposed to depict one of the residents taking a nap. Photo: Said Karlsson
  • Upon leaving the premises, you have to pass through this creepy tunnel. Photo: Said Karlsson
    Upon leaving the premises, you have to pass through this creepy tunnel. Photo: Said Karlsson
  • ..to the exit. Photo: Said Karlsson
    ..to the exit. Photo: Said Karlsson
  • The exterior too, is quite eye catching, especially compared to the surrounding apartment blocks and office buildings. Photo: Said Karlsson
    The exterior too, is quite eye catching, especially compared to the surrounding apartment blocks and office buildings. Photo: Said Karlsson

Feeling nostalgic for Kowloon’s Walled City? Head to Kawasaki

Kowloon's infamous Walled City has been replicated inside a video-game warehouse in Kawasaki, Japan.

January 6, 2017 9:33 AM (UTC+8)