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Hashima Island

Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture 851-1315, Japan
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Ranked #2 of 134 Attractions in Nagasaki
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Reutlingen, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The history of this island is amazing. The stories about how people lived and worked on the island is really interesting. Of course being part of a James Bond movie helps a lot too. The tour itself is not that interesting. While on the boat you can watch a movie about the history, life and work on the island but... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A trip to this island is a must when being in Nagasaki. There are two options. One is to only go there and circle the island. The second is to land. Due to weather and possible damage caused by typhoons, landing is not always possible. We did a trip including landing. It is not cheap but worth it. The atmosphere... More

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Ashiya, Japan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were very lucky to go on a day that we could land and walk around on the tour. Apparently this only happens 1/3 of the year.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Really, do you need more? Well, you get it. The people are extremely friendly, and connections are good, if not exceedongly regilar. Though keep your eye on your watch, the last bus is quite early.

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London
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832 reviews 832 reviews
629 attraction reviews
579 helpful votes 579 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The reason you go is to see a ghost island. What was full of life, full of industry, full of modern buildings is now an abandoned, silent crumbling legacy of what was. Coal was the dominating factor and our tour company gunkanjima-concierge.com made sure we knew the full history. Refreshingly for Japan we were given a comprehensive English explanation. Before... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I went to this Island which is also commonly known as the Battleship Island (Gunkanjima). Although it is a guided tour (You cannot roam freely) but the sights itself is very impressive. The tour company knowing that I am not Japanese, provided me an English Tour Guide.

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Nagasaki, Japan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Hashima aka Gunkanjima "Battleship Island" is a relic of a bygone era. The crumbling buildings on the island are a reminder of how humanity's creations fall apart once we abandon them. Whether those buildings should have ever been built in the first place was the main question I had in mind as I looked around the ruins. The better you... More

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Bangkok
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The tour itself is very interesting, they do have English audio guide provided for free. However I felt that the audio guide was so short comparing to the Japanese tour guide. It would have been a perfect tour if they provided better English guide. The overall tour took about 3 hours although you spent about 1 hour on the island.... More

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holland
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113 reviews 113 reviews
45 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This erie place with modern ruines has an attractiveness by its ugliness and desertion. We could not stop making pictures. The trip per boat was fun and informative especially about the things what you see when passing by the shores of Nagasaki bay

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Weymouth
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Unusual and fascinating trip - this place is totally unique. The boat trip is expensive but well worth the money. The only downside is that the English headphones only provide limited information though the leaflet and DVD on the boat are very informative. However it doesn't matter too much as it's the atmosphere which really makes this visit. For keen... More

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