Hashima Island, 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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  • During the rain, to the warship island. Quite time consuming, so pour energy into the boat seat should and. Especially rain and, without a ceiling Board seats are hard. Not and feel the ruins on the island is limited within. Thank you to spend half a day, was quite disappointed spot.
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  • Without higher waves seen perspective, I landed also can be a lot of pictures. Crowded as I expected, was took a leisurely tour.
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  • The ship is on the second floor outside seating right side is recommended. So no wind Board is warm and comfortable, but looks better views and splashes. So sunny and also Kappa was a big success. Because the sea is anyway very windy. Not to mention wonderful remains.
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  • Why are there so many 5 stars? Jesus Christ.. This was where many Koreans were forcefully brought to work. Many of them were dead because of very poor working condition, working for more than 12 hours. They did not mention anything about Japanese imperialism which represent this places. Shame on Japan.
  • People who put 5 start are all idiots who don't know the HISTORY. So many KOREANS were sent there by STUPID JAPANESE PEOPLE'S FORCE. YOU GUY SERIOUSLY NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE HISTORY
  • THE MOST HORRIBLE PLACE IN THE WORLD. YOU JAPANESE GUYS MADE THIS ISLAND BECOME AN UNESCO LISTED PLACE, BUT GUESS WHAT, THIS ISLAND IS THE WORST FOR KOREANS
  • Pretty expensive (4000 yen for our trip) and you can't walk around the best part of the island. Still worth it though. Also do your own research into the dark history of Chinese and Korean prisoners who worked in the mines here. "Employee housing" is a false description of some of these buildings.
  • It looks like a battleship and many Koreans were sent there by the Japanese. In the beginning, the Japanese told them, "If you go to the island you will earn lots of money." However, it was a lie. The place was horrible for the Koreans. They ruthlessly exploited Korean workers. The Koreans weren't eating properly and are suffering from physical, mental, and sexual abuse. Most of the Korean women were forced to serve the Japanese army as comfort women. During that time, Japan started the war between US. The US army dropped an atomic bomb Nagasaki, Japan and they lost the war. After that the Japanese sent Koreans who were drafted by the Japanese Colonial Government to Nagasaki, Japan because the area is deemed too dangerous to collect the dead bodies near the plant. Of course the Koreans that were sent had nothing to protect themselves at all. The name of the Island is "Hasima". The island was registered as a UNESCO world heritage site. Moreover, Japan has been denying the existence of a compulsory manpower draft, comfort women. Most people think that the Japanese are very polite and Japan is a good country. However if they won't admit the historical truth, then they will not develop more. I think. I don't want to give any star at all...
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