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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting trip out to ‘battleship’ island as featured in James Bond ‘Skyfall’ There are a number of cruise options for this trip, we chose to go with Yamasa shipping co (see attached pic for details) we were able to book in advance on the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank kimey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was so cool on paper. But, not so in reality unfortunately. - really no English speaking staff, which is surprising for such a high profile place. - the audio guide is an ancient app that doesn't work on all phones, and of you get...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank StephanDn
Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

Although it was a short trip (about 2 hours from taking the cruise to and from the harbour, and including a short guided tour on land), it was a breathtaking experience to see such concrete structure on an Island, especially it presented the post-Meiji industrialisation...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lowpuisee
Reviewed January 22, 2019

I was too late at the main ferry terminal for the last boat, but was told by the staff to walk a few blocks to the Black Diamond ferry, which still had one more trip. I did, and found that this company was also less...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BAMM52
Reviewed January 8, 2019

You can only get to the island through a tour company - we used Gunkanjima Concierge. As many others have noted, they were very friendly. You get to see a bunch of other stuff on the way out & back in - including the shipyards,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Philip K
Reviewed December 31, 2018

You have to book in advance. There are many companies offering this tour so read up before you decide on which. On the day of tour, no landing was allowed due to the typhoon. So they took us around the island to take some photos....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Amelia_Mei
Reviewed December 9, 2018

Due to the strong typhoon a couple of months ago, no landing is allowed. I paid about 3500 yen (4000 yen originally, but they returned the 500 yen because we could not land). The tour was like less than 3 hours, and about 5 times...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank altair06
Reviewed November 14, 2018

Bought a tour trip with Seaman Tours for 3,300yen. Originally on the website it said we'd be able to go onto the island, but apparently that hasn't been the case since September or so, as a typhoon knocked out the landing port/ramp so noone can...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank lpincher94
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Went with Gunkajima Concierge tours. Easy to get to, Tram and 800 m walk from Nagasaki station Nice boat lots of paperwork before boarding. Curiously and almost discriminatory the English audio tour only operates on the rear open deck with uncomfortable plastic sweaty seats. Whilst...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank NathalieAndAndrew
Reviewed August 5, 2018

There are some really great photos of the ruins of Gunkanjima online, so I was quite looking forward to seeing them for myself. The tour operators even make you wear covered shoes, so I was under the impression that you could walk around between the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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manucanuck
December 23, 2018|
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Response from Kongzi8 | Reviewed this property |
Try Jun-Aug. Generally is ok during summer
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CarlaAnnS1
May 4, 2018|
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Response from Alf_rasay | Reviewed this property |
less than an hour, much faster when going back to the pier.
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CarlaAnnS1
May 4, 2018|
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Response from Putty_Riffo | Reviewed this property |
The whole trip takes about 2hrs 30mins, and you will get about 60mins on the island. So it will be 40-45mins each way, depending on weather conditions.
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