The Machine Factory in Matsuura was built in the 1930s and specialized in the production and repair of aircraft engines. The factory was located in the bowels of Matsuura mountain or rather a small hill. These hills rise in fair amount among the surrounding houses, some were partially built up, with refined slopes. But for the most part, these are wild thickets. The first attempt to find the entrance of the abandoned factory was unsuccessful. It started raining, I rummaged for three hours in the wet, dirty and slippery forest, clinging to the cobweb and scratching myself on the thorns.
On the first urbex trip, I found several clogged entrances, the remains of some large water reservoir, but not the abandoned engine factory. In fact, I just got it wrong. The second attempt was successful, although I had to wander pretty much along the slopes.
The place near Matsuura turned out to be very visited – littered with rubbish, a huge number of tennis balls, airsoft balls – apparently people come here often. Bare walls without lining – what kind of machines and airplanes can we talk about !? However, the technique was still found inside.
The layout of the plant was very simple – two straight and parallel running galleries, connected through passages by cross-links, and in places of branches. The height of the underground galleries is about three meters and they are traversed in clay soils, you can pick it out by hand. The pair is about 10 meters wide. The maximum length of the gallery is about half a kilometer. It is in these galleries that once there were machines – in some places the remains of the foundations have been preserved. In the ceiling, at times, there are ancient ceramic insulators – once there was wiring there.
Photos of Abandoned Matsuura Factory
During the exploration of the abandoned Matsuura factory, I noticed that pipes and other communications were laid inside the walls. One of the underground rooms crumbled to form such half-bays, and it is from it that a lot of clogged exits come out. In total, I found three entrances to the abandoned engine factory in Matsuura – “mine”, an exit to the territory of the motor depot (closed by a grill), and a narrow hole at the end of the room.
Crawling through the half-buried location, I found myself in a large room filled with vessels with something stinking – I haven’t been here for a long time – you never know what liquid is in these bottles.
And on the other side of the abandoned factory, one of the rooms was filled with rubbish – apparently from the aforementioned Japanese motor depot. And rubbish – a bunch of discarded electronics. Apparently, someone really didn’t want to pay for recycling and they threw it together with other garbage here.
The further it got wetter – it drips from the ceiling, and at the far end, there was a large puddle. Here the galleries were cut off by a landslide – apparently, in the past, they went much further. The fact is that from the far end of the hill you can see the clogged entrances, and the length, measured by Google, of the hill, is just over 800 meters. Maybe there are other entrances that I did not find, or the connection went through a backlog. In addition, it should be said that clay dust is flying in the air, which really made it difficult to photograph.
Abandoned Engine Factory in Matsuura on Google Maps
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