Hashima Island, Nagasaki

4.0
#2 of 7 in Nature in Nagasaki
Abandoned since 1974, the concrete blocks of buildings on Hashima Island, a World Heritage Site, stand as silent witnesses to the island’s unsettling history. Noted for its underwater coal mines, the tiny islet off the coast of Nagasaki was the site of a forced labor camp for Chinese POW’s and Korean civilians. They were residents of the now ruined apartment blocks, once the most densely populated space in the world. Take a guided tour of the ghost town surrounded by sea, and discover the remnants of the once bustling blocks, worn down by the harsh weather and forces of nature. Plan to see Hashima Island and other attractions that appeal to you using our Nagasaki trip planner.
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  • We made a reservation online, unfortunately we were notified that we could not board the island due to maintenance, we still proceeded with the boat tour. The boat ride was around 2.5 hours, boarded....  more »
  • Due to the recent typhoons, the landing dock was destroyed, so we could only venture out by boat, circle around the island, and leave. I was left without the ability to grasp the island in its form.....  more »
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  • YouTube brought me here. The abandoned Starbucks brought tears to my eyes. The green marque now fading like hot steam rising above the goats milk froth from a creamy triple mocha doodle.
  • I liked it because the way it looked and because of the history of the island made it so much more unique and interesting.

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