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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  • It was transferred to Mitsubishi Corporation in 1890 on the brink of fukabori territory of the Saga Domain and the territory of the Shogunate. The reason for gunkanjima is that it resembles the Japanese Navy battleship "Tosa" which was laid down at Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Nagasaki Shipyard (now Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Nagasaki Shipyard) on February 16, 1920. The battleship "Tosa" will be scrapped in 1922 due to the limit on the number of battleships held by the Washington Convention. The ship name of "Tosa" is, when the Japanese army captured in the Lushun siege siege, when renaming the Russian Navy battleship [Retvizan] (manufactured in the United States), there is also a battleship [Hizen] that was listed as one of the name candidates、、、 but it is a story of the era when Japan is still like a permanent member of the state, It's hard to be able to grow even though you have the ability. Today, luxury cruise ships from all over the world have become a tourist resource for the wealthy in Japan, and it is a World Heritage Site. "Civil Minimum" "Rescinding World Heritage by Forced Conscription" Isebi It is an island that is made to think about various things from black diamonds to treasure island.
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  • When I saw it for the first time, I was overwhelmed. Even if you look at it from a distance, various voices sprang up from inside the ship. When I visited, because it was after the typhoon, the landing did not come true, but if I can land, I will be impressed, and there is no doubt! When taking a picture from within the ship, when the shaking of the ship is strong, or to lose the balance, so as not to drop the smartphone, be careful, let's take a picture.
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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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