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Hashima Island

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Address: Nagasaki 851-1315, Nagasaki Prefecture
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I enjoyed the trip to Gunkanjima and the definite hi-light was the walk around tthe ruins. Be warned though, this isn't a free for all roam about the remains like at Pripyat or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed the trip to Gunkanjima and the definite hi-light was the walk around tthe ruins. Be warned though, this isn't a free for all roam about the remains like at Pripyat or Bodie. You can only walk on set paths and you're never really 'amongst' the ruins. I recommend you try to take a Japanese speaking friend so you... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The mystery island in "James Bond 007: Skyfall" and the Japanese movie "Attack on Titan". You need to join one of the organised tours in order to reach Gunkanjima (Battleship) island, for my trip, I joined the Gunkanjima Concierge company. Cruises are daily, but dependent on the weather and tours do fill up quickly on weekends. Even if the cruise... More 

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Nowra, Australia
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

We caught a boat with the Seaman company. Very professional. This island has so much history and is amazing to see how it has just been left when the coal was no longer needed from it. The stories are great.

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Virginia
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75 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

This was a fun day trip. Boats to Hashima (Battleship Island) leave daily, two different times, and two different companies, so check the other counters if the one you wanted is full. You can also use their website to book ahead of time. The tour itself is a nice boat ride, plus a walk around a few areas of the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Obviously this will be on every body's itinerary if they are coming to Nagasaki. It's their most impressive attraction by far. And in some ways it lives up to the hype, it is impressive. But don't expect to explore any ruins, rules and safety are constantly brought up, and you will only get access to a paved path through a... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

I had seen many stories and photos of this famous abandoned island, I had always wanted to visit and my wife organized the tour while we were in Japan in October. The tour was great, it was all in Japanese but there were plenty of non Japanese speakers who seemed to be having a great time. Fortunately we had great... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Hashima Island is definitely a really interesting place but when you go on a tour of the island, don't expect that you will be exploring the urban decay and buildings. Nothing of that, you'll instead merely by walking a bit of a short perimeter barely scratching the surface of the island. You won't even be going into much of the... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Boat had guide only in Japanese, so we needed help of wikipedia to read more. But otherwise interesting site

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Well worth a visit, we booked with the Yamasa Shipping company who treated us (the English speaking customers) as "honoured guests; first off the boat and first back on again. Don't be put off by the Japanese booking form (google translate), glad we chose them to sail with.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

A good trip especially for James Bond fans where scenes from skyfall were filmed. Quite spooky seeing a deserted factory island like this. Beware you can only see from certain vantage points and are not allowed to wander through.

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