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Hashima Island

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Address: Nagasaki 851-1315, Nagasaki Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 9046075947
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Ruins of a once properous coal mining island

One of the most special visits I ever made was on this new Unesco World Heritage site. The island can be visited by prebooked tours by ship. A very memorable trip to see this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Maria D

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most special visits I ever made was on this new Unesco World Heritage site. The island can be visited by prebooked tours by ship. A very memorable trip to see this industrial island once with the highest population density on Earth. Nagasaki Concierge offers English audioguides.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My brother suggested we visit Hashima Island and I wasn't sold on the idea. But I'm so glad we went. It was like nothing else and incredibly interesting. The boat ride there and back was also a nice way to see Nagasaki and learn about particular structures along the coast.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like the idea of seeing a place frozen in time that illustrates how quickly a place will deteriorate in the absence of humans, come to Hashima/Gunkanjima. This was also the inspiration for the villain's lair in Skyfall. I went several years ago when there were only Japanese tour options, and I enjoyed it despite not speaking any Japanese,... More 

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Thank PsychoSavager
Tokyo, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

I had high expectations because a lot of my friends recommended me to come here. First of all everything is quite well organised and the island is worth a trip, but if you expect explanations in english you will not get them. Instead you have to wait in the sun for an hour and listen to japanese explenations. Furthermore the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

We reserved an English tour through Gunkanjima Concierge Company. We spent about 30 minutes on the island, all in a very contained area of the island. There was no exploring on your own. The English part was radio headsets that kept going in and out, so we missed some of the information. The island itself was enjoyable to see, as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Really one of these experiences where the photos don't tell the whole story. I booked in on line with Gunkanjima Concierge which are base a hop and a skip from Hotel Monterey where I was staying. Turned up at 0950 and we got underway at 1030. Audio guides were available but needed a little jiggling to get to work properly.... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

It's been stated on several websites that Gunkanjima Island was the location for the abandoned island scene in 'Skyfall', although this is not true, as the island merely seems to have been the inspiration for it (the film's island is CGI and the exterior shots were filmed in the UK). However, that strange feeling you had when watching the film... More 

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Davao City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

As an average history buff, I have always known a thing or two about the stories behind the flowery images painted by tour packages in different countries. With Hashima Island, there was an omission on the forced labor aspect of its history. However, you cannot help but marvel at the genius of the Japanese people when they set their minds... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We booked the trip just prior to the ferry leaving at 10.30am, cost approx £25 per person. The trip to the island, (used in a scene from theJames Bond Skyfall film), was pleasant and passed a few points of interest, which were described through english speaking headphones and video screen. Unfortunately, after a couple of attempts to dock at the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Great side trip that last a couple of hours. The island is very eerie, and has numerous photo opportunities. Only downside was that the tours only get to see a small portion of the island, and you're restricted to the walkways. It would have been great to go inside some of the buildings, but that is forbidden for safety reasons.... More 

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