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Address: Nagasaki 851-1315, Nagasaki Prefecture

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Ruins! Desolation! Destruction!

This place is truly amazing, at its peak it’s the most congested place on earth and today it is an isolated island with crumpling buildings. This place could be a highly populated... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This place is truly amazing, at its peak it’s the most congested place on earth and today it is an isolated island with crumpling buildings. This place could be a highly populated place like Singapore or Hong Kong with all the people gone. I would say that this place evokes emotions and thoughts. It can be a quiet reflection of... More 

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Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

A must see place if you ever visit Japan. This place has an amazing history.. I believe that it worths to visit and learn about it.

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The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Traveled by boat about 50 minutes out of Nagasaki and entered the Hashima Island. At the island we had a 45 minutes tour in Japanese but one guide translated the things in English for us. Strange place to visit but definitely a must see in Nagasaki. The boater provided big hats for the burning sun and a information leaflet about... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Well worth a visit. It only takes 30 mins by boat and you get a good view circling around the island. There are on,y 3 viewing spots on the island but the commentary in the English audio guide was excellent and gave you a good impression of what life must have been like on the island

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Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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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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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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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Address: Address: Nagasaki 851-1315, Nagasaki Prefecture
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kyushu-Okinawa  >  Nagasaki Prefecture  >  Nagasaki

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