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Hashima Island, Nagasaki

Categories: Islands, Nature & Parks
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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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  • Story of the Guide "also landed former Islanders came back today, to leave the pictures was not. Changing home and think about, ', from the started. Last guide can tell you talk in the young Asian man "what our ancestors climbed these stairs? "It was a story to tell. In 15 steps of the entrance stair a炭 ore the lads come in a gold digger, but I'll root right. However, climbed the stairs, closed his eyes and hear the voice of a child living at the school but want to have a family on the back are also. And where possible. It will probably have a similar story to Hokkaido.
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  • You must sign up for a tour company specializing in warship island. Find out and seems to be about 5. I did sign up in about one month, the warship Island Concierge is already packed. Second in could take a reservation in seaman. Walk from oura Beach Street tram departure location, about 1 minute. Are coming from to know right away. Tour is 2 hours and a half. Use discount coupons that you can get on the net charge is ¥ 3600. Until the warship Island, you can from a world heritage as well as Nagasaki shipyard & machinery works (Meiji Japan Industrial Heritage). I think also you can see no public facilities tours warship benefits. About 45 minutes from the warship island. Tours warship island is about 45 minutes. Clearly explain how the buildings became ruins that railed fraction is allowed, but this small island has played a part in Japan's energy policy and guide. However, I felt a discomfort in the description of the Guide.
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  • As for the Japanese tour. Also know as that tour guide explained. The pamphlet also Japan-history. Looking at the perspective of history, truth and reality aside and then Yes we need to act how they studied ahead of time. Tourism product and the Japanese very well laid to make nodded. A long time passed, but need a true end of sad and sick.
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  • It's amazing to walk around the ruins and try to imagine the life and living. It has a hard history, bitter and sweet. It could be restored and respected by tourist's money.
  • My favorite place in Japan. I have published 3 books and Gunkanjima has always been on the cover :) I recommend to go for a private tour. You will not be able to walk on the island but you will be able to go around and have a much closer look than using the bigger touristic boat (which took you to the island but only a small portion).
  • This Island has a sad story. (1910~1945) Many Korean men were drafted into the military and labor by force during the Japanese occupation. Hashima Island was one of the place Korean was drafted into the labor by force. Many of them died with hunger and torture. When Hashima Island was assigned into UNESCO cultural heritage, Japanese Government hide this truth. I hope you guys know this historical truth when you tour this Island. THANK YOU.
  • This place was a place where japan labor koreans.They just bring them to this island and forced to work.It's bad side of hashima.We should remember it.
  • So glad this is an UNESCO sight now despite opposition from certain antagonist parties!! I admire the architecture based off the pictures I've seen, its uniform but intricate. One could imagine in its glory days that it would have been am impressive place to see. Even now it is impressive and unique and certainly on my list of places to see in Japan.
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