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This is one of Japans eeriest abandoned hospital, depsite closing decades ago, it looks prestine and like operations could still be happening there - from the dust free tables, to clean rooms apart from the mold and some rooms flooding.

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Creepy photographs reveal an abandoned hospital that's the perfect setting for a horror film. Despite being empty for decades, the haunting Hakkaido Hospital in Japan has been left untouched as if surgeries are still performed here.

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Apart from the rusting hacksaw, hammer, scalpels and needles that are strewn throughout the small clinic, the operating room and doctor's office look eerily pristine. Since its closure, believed to be in the 1980s, the hospital beds lie empty, the floors have started to flood and the walls are now decayed.

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Photographer Bob Thissen, 31, from Heerlen, Netherlands, said: "Once inside I immediately notice the building was in a pristine condition, everything left inside is exactly as it was, when it was abandoned years before.

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"Except for the decay, the rooms and desks look like a doctor could come back at any moment. "The operation room was the most impressive and creepy.
"The rusty operating items like handsaws, drills, hammers and scissors made it look like the perfect horror set for movies like 'Saw'.

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He added "It gave me the feeling people were tortured here instead of being helped.
"It made you wonder what was inside those stainless-steel buckets, human body parts, waste, bones?

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Bob has been urban exploring for over ten years, documenting the unusual and unseen abandoned buildings of the world. During his visit to Hakkaido hospital he found the location 'very creepy' and only worsened by the town it resided in, which was long forgotten.
Bob said: "Some of the floors were flooded and water was dripping everywhere which made the perfect atmosphere.

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"It was cool that everything was totally decayed and yet the coke vending machines were still shiny and looked brand new. "It's very rare to find abandoned places abandoned that long with still everything inside."
The site is located in one of Japan's old mining towns, which at its peak was home to over 120,000 people, now only 10,000 remain in the area.

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Bob said: "After the mines closed they tried to keep the city alive with other activities like a film festival.

"It was a cold and grey day with loads of snow, it looked like time had stood still in this small village."

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To see more of Bob's work, visit http://www.bobthissen.com.