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Hashima Island

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Address: Nagasaki 851-1315, Nagasaki Prefecture

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Breathtaking and quite interesting

This is a quite interesting and unique part of history as up to 5000 people lived here at one time. These were not just the miners themselves but their entire families and as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Melbourne
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This is a quite interesting and unique part of history as up to 5000 people lived here at one time. These were not just the miners themselves but their entire families and as such, all the necessities that is needed for a functioning society was built on this tiny island. As with a lot of other reviews, all of these... More 

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hong kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

not so often to see such brilliant & beautiful place although the outlook is destroy & collapse but feel that is has life until currently. the trip is also not so expensive & worth to take half day to see it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Took the ferry out, but we couldn't land as it was 2 days after the typhoon passing through and the seas were still very rough. We had 2 circles of the island very close to take photos only. Check the weather if you are booking this trip.

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Singapore, Singapore
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28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

It's an easy day trip that can be completed within 3 hours including tickets purchase. I bought ticket straight from the ticket booth at ferry terminal. 2 options available- to land on the island or to just circle around the island . Since I was already there all the way, of course I would not settle for anything lesser than... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Went with Black Diamond Tour Company and were the only English speaking tourists. All the commentary was in Japanese but they attempted to include us with very limited English. This was truly exceptional place, wished we could have seen more and stood on the spot James Bond was filmed. Great little tour company trying their best.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A visit to Gunkanjima / Hashima Island is only possible by signing up with one of the cruise companies. The places you can visit on the island are rather limited. Personally, I felt that it was pretty amazing. I heard a couple of Japanese exclaiming beside me and commenting that this place can’t be real and they must have done... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

... It is important to set expectations. You see a small fraction of the island due to safety concerns. Going with a Japanese-speaking companion (or being a Japanese speaker yourself) is highly recommended as the guides do not speak English. It was interesting and I got some good photos, but I am not sure if it was worth an entire... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We were there via black diamond and i have to say the service and tour was excellent but there was no english although one of the BD staff tried to explain to us in English. Most of the island were off limit as they were fenced up so you could only stay in the designated area nevertheless it was a... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This was fantastic - very pleased we took the trip to this old coal mining island. Although the tour was in Japanese there was an option of the English speaking audio (free). This did not have the best reception in all areas of the trip, but still worth having. An amazing insight to what living on the island was like.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My wife and I may have just gone with the wrong company, black Diamond, but we were the only foreigners. We received a small pamphlet in English while there was consistent commentary on the boat and a tour of the island solely in Japanese. That aside, we got tickets the morning of even though it was meant to be full.... More 

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