Gunkanjima Island

Gunkanjima Island is one of the best places to travel in Nagasaki-shi, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. Here're guides for attractions, hours, access, map, spots nearby, and photos of Gunkanjima Island posted by Japanese travelers in the know.[last modified: ]

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Rise and Fall, the Ruins that Recall Worker's Sprit at that time, Spotlighted Again as the World Heritage

The Hashima Island looks like a military ship. The ruins were the first apartments constructed of concrete in Japan and look weird now. But just the scenery of this World Heritage can recall worker's sprit in the coal mine at that time.

The Landing Tour Enable to See and Hear the History and Feel the Appeal of Gunkan Island

About five tour companies use only one pier by turns. The guide was very easy to follow, and I admired the atmosphere and appeals when I landed Gunkan Island practically.

World Cultural Heritage, A Ruined Gunkanjima Island Of Submarine Coal Mine

Since 2009, Gunkan-jima (Battleship Island or Hashima Island), as a world cultural heritage, has started tour that people can land on the island. It's surrounded completely by concrete, lined with ruined buildings, and remains unusual scenes of coal mine island once thrived.
Gunkanjima landing tour takes about three hours, sails from Nagasaki Pier, stops by Takashima Island and looks around the Coal Museum, cruises around Gunkanjima, then, lands on Gunkanjima. As for landing on Gunkanjima, people can land if the weather and safety requirements are both met, and there're only 100 such days a year. You may not land on the island if you board the ship.



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Tour from Tokiwa Terminal (reservation required). Access to Tokiwa Terminal: 6 min by taxi, or 20 min by streetcar from Nagasaki Station. By car, 120 min from Fukuoka city, and nearby toll parking area is available.



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