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Hashima Island

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Address: Nagasaki 851-1315, Nagasaki Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 9046075947
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Interesting but leaves a lot of history out

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2016
Jessica G
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Tokyo, Japan
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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Buderim
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67 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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151 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
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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39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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Paris, France
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86 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

This island is really impressive to visit ! (it has inspired Skyfall island where 007 was captured). You can book your seat directly at the office which is located just near the Nagasaki Passenger terminal. First tour is at 10:30am. It is first a very good boat tour where you can observe Nagasaki bridge, Mitsubishi boat construction... Then arrival to... More 

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Thank Nicolas B
Melbourne, Australia
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153 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

We booked this trip about 6 months in advance, the tour books out quickly. The day we went was a beautiful sunny day and the sea was calm. When we got to the Island the English speakers were taken on a separate walk and given the history of the island. You can't walk amongst the buildings, you have to walk... More 

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1 Thank Brenda M
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56 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

The boat trip to the island was nice, even though it was a bit windy. On the island you only have a small pathway and three places were you are able to go. The tour was in Japanese so I didn't understand all of it, but there was this helpful old man from the staff who did his best to... More 

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