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Hashima Island, Nagasaki

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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. See Hashima Island and all Nagasaki has to offer by arranging your trip with our Nagasaki itinerary builder.
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  • A really interesting trip, not just the island itself but the boat trip out to it which passes under the Megami Ohashi Bridge and near the Mitsubishi ship yard. Although we visited it on a bright and ...  more »
  • This is a very rare place to visit. I had never seen anything like it. If you visit in the middle of summer it can get very hot so make sure not to get a heat stroke. Note that there is very little sh...  more »
  • Rewarding day at this modern post apocalyptic site. Totally abandoned island which has been left to the elements since 1974. Amazing experiences here.  more »