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Hashima Island, Nagasaki

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#2 of 43 in Nature in Nagasaki Prefecture
Island Nature / Park
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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  • GUNKANJIMA was caught in a negative image of the warship island cruise on the blueness of the sea and sky in the heart healed, landed a volunteer guide it's description, we feel the good old days.
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  • Present situation of Japan at that time you can witness! Is now completely dismantled building, took it back on? But thanks to the left, to the world heritage and indescribable scenery! Really look and feel.
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  • It is really a good historical place but you are not allowed to walk near to the building and the island is not that big.  more »

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Where to stay in Nagasaki

Across the hills of Nagasaki you'll find a welcome number of places to stay, and a welcome degree of variation between them. Look around the main train station for the greatest number of options, with high-rise blocks containing hotels both basic and luxury. Following the train line both north and south of this central area, guesthouses and hostels crowd around the stations, and clusters of modern hotels mark out popular commercial districts. Rental apartments throughout the city provide a good budget-friendly option for those planning on staying for a little while.
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