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Hashima Island

Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture 851-1315, Japan
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Ranked #2 of 128 attractions in Nagasaki
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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  • English first
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  • Japanese first
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English first
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Well worth a half day tour, the trip out of Nagasaki harbor is very scenic and worth the 3,600 Yen. The history of this little island is fascinating starting with the discovery of coal in 1810 and the process to mine the coal in unbelievable conditions. Although I wasn't originally interested in going on this excursion I am really glad... More

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Montreal, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Loved the experience. It is a nice thirty minute boat trip to get there and then the tour lasts about an hour. It is interesting and the English headsets were pretty good.

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Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We chose a tour that just traveled around the island (we didn't actually set foot on the island). Even from the boat you get a great view (and were able to take many photos) of the island and the deserted buildings. There was very little information in English and as I knew this before we went I was able to... More

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California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

I had been to Nagasaki before and took the cruise out ot the island. This was before it was made safe enough to land so on that occasion we just circled the island and couple of times and headed back into Nagasaki. This time we we had a fine day in November, which was a bit unusual, and therefore had... More

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

The island looks amazing from photos you see online, and there is definitely a rich history associated with it. I used Gunkanjima Concierge for the tour and the crew was very nice and certainly spent a lot of time talking about the history of the island, how it worked into Japan's history, and so on. It would have been very... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I went on the tour with Black Diamond Cruises, price of the tour was 3900yen in total. The tour was conducted in Japanese only. The guide was friendly and he led us into the tourist allowed area in Hashima Island while giving historical background and current information on the ruins. One thing to note, even if you embark on the... More

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Manasquan, New Jersey
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71 reviews 71 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Battleship Island looks exactly like it in profile. The island itself, though, has a said history of coal extraction using slave labor under horrendous conditions, which is glossed over on the patriotic video played before departure. But the view of the harbor on the way is great, and you will see where scenes from Skyfall, the latest Bond movie, were... More

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Okinawa, Japan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

I visited Nagasaki many times before, but this island was never open as a tourist destination so it is highly recommended. I believe organized tours started in 2010 or so. I recall seeing pictures here and there on the web or on Japan TV about this place, but never knew where it was located. If you have a perverse attraction... More

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sydney
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We were a bit skeptical about making this tour, but decided that it would give us a harbour cruise as well as an outing with a difference, so booked on it. A few things to note: the guide only gives commentary in Japanese, but they do give English speakers a book with printed notes to take with them. This goes... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

It had been something of a dream of mine to see Hashima Island (or Gunkanjima) for many years so despite it being an expensive excursion, it's an experience I will always treasure. Sadly, due to the ever deteriorating conditions, you have very limited access and can view only a small part of the island from three designated viewing platforms. The... More

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