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Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Thank altair06
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
4  Thank Aria S
Reviewed July 25, 2018

We got the boat from the main port through a company called Gunkanjima Concierge. The trip was enriching to understand their past as a coal mining city. They also have a musuem which explained more in-depth. One should go to their museum to understand before...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Kongzi8
Reviewed July 15, 2018

We got the boat from the main port through a company called Gunkanjima Concierge. I would use them again, as the boat was spacious and the staff were attentive. The audio tour was not very useful but a really good english brochure was provided with...More

Date of experience: March 2018
4  Thank Mark T
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

I wanted to see this island since about 3 years ago I read about it in a western press. The history behind this place is very interesting and the island itself - impressive. The tour (there are about 4 companies offering transit and a guided...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank erbeha
Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

Don’t waste your time and money (trip is quite expensive about $50 per person). It is even more true for those who don’t speak Japanese (the audio guide in English is not working properly). At the end when you arrive on the island, you can’t...More

Date of experience: May 2018
5  Thank Departure757304
Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

This is a spectacular half day trip. Not only is it Silva’s Island in Skyfall (I am a huge Bond fan and this was the best Daniel Craig Bond movie in my opinion) but in reality an island where more than 5000 people lived, mining...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank RM303
Reviewed April 15, 2018

This is a one of it's kind visits. Buy your tickets at the Harbour office and bark on an excellent boat trip to Hashima and see the shipyards. You can only visit a small part of the island but the guide brings it 'to live'....More

Date of experience: April 2018
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May 4, 2018|
Response from Alf_rasay | Reviewed this property |
less than an hour, much faster when going back to the pier.
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.
March 28, 2018|
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Response from Kalinesan | Reviewed this property |
I booked the whole trip with Audley Travel in the UK.