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Address: Nagasaki 851-1315, Nagasaki Prefecture

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Short but worth it

The tour is altogether 3 hours and the time on the island itself is very limited, and the area you can visit is small and still its worth it. The guide I had- on the Black Diamond... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Kyoto, Japan
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Kyoto, Japan
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133 reviews 133 reviews
77 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The tour is altogether 3 hours and the time on the island itself is very limited, and the area you can visit is small and still its worth it. The guide I had- on the Black Diamond boat- was very interesting, but of course its only in Japanese. Highly recommended to hear how these people led their lives for a... More 

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9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Awesome trip to an eery uninhabited island. After the coal mine closed everyone left the island leaving it to deteriorate. Booked through the Gunkanjima Concierge. Had to wait and watch a movie in Japanese about the island. I didn't understand anything but the Japanese language sounds beautiful. Also the staff speaks English and they were very caring asking me if... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

After seeing TV specials about this island last year we knew we had to go. The trip to Nagasaki is long and rough from Hakata and south. No Shinkansen available, and unfortunately we had to stand for 2 hours between cars with 5 weeks worth of luggage each due to the train being full. The Hashima Island tour proved the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

TripAdvisor makes you choose the date of your visit but it only goes back one year. I was lucky enough to come to Hashima in 1989. At that time nobody was coming out here. I and my two friends bargained with a fisherman to take us out for the day, drop us off and then come pick us back up... More 

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Kobe-shi, Hyogo, Japan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

Hashima is called Gunkanjima. Ruin of coalmine. This island is famous of 007 movie in the world. Will be registered as world Heritage in 2015.

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Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We traveled using a JR Rail Pass from Osaka to get to Nagasaki just to go on the tour of this island. It was worth it, though! The boat ride was great and you really get a good view of the entire island (although it is hard to take photos when everyone else is also trying to get a nice... More 

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Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Interesting site about 30 minutes by boat from Nagasaki. You will be part of a Japanese tour with English audio.... When on the boat and on the three sites on the island, the Japanese tour guide will go on and on in Japanese while assistants hold up photos appropriate to what he is saying. You will have an audio guide... More 

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Melbourne
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We made sure whilst in Nagasaki to visit Hashima, also known as Battleship Island. It's only 30 minutes ride on a boat from Nagasaki Harbor, our trip was pretty rough on choppy seas, I've heard this is a pretty common experience, so if you get seasick take precautions. The boat ride has a commentary all in Japanese, but we were... More 

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Perth, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Gunkanjima (Hashima) is a former coal mining island about a 25min boat ride off the coast of Nagasaki, the island is mostly man made and started off as just a small rocky island which was later expanded and developed to accommodate the coal mines and necessary facilities for the small population who lived their lives there. Of course it's famous... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I had wanted to see Hashima Island for a few years as I find this type of abandoned area very interesting to take photos of. I knew what to expect before going, so being able to walk on a relatively small area of the island was not surprising. The tour guide only spoke Japanese, but this was not a problem... More 

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