Westworld in the east: Inside the abandoned Japanese theme park featuring Clint Eastwood and Mount Rushmore replicas that remain frozen in time
Japan, a country often associated with its serene temples and cherry blossoms, is probably the last place you'd expect to find a replica of the Wild West.
But in Nikko, a city about 70 miles north of the capital Tokyo, there is a multi-million dollar theme park featuring replicas of Clint Eastwood and Mount Rushmore.
The eerie attraction has been abandoned since 2007 and now looks more like the set for the 1973 horror film, Westworld, where robotic androids took over a theme park.
Western Village had once been used as a film set as well as being a Wild West-inspired theme park.
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