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Hashima Island

Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture
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Visit Gunkanjima isladnd, the Battleship island, in Nagasaki
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“tour company” (11 reviews)
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Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture
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"black diamond"
in 12 reviews
"tour company"
in 11 reviews
"james bond movie"
in 6 reviews
"boat ride"
in 9 reviews
"gunkanjima concierge"
in 12 reviews
"coal mine"
in 8 reviews
"safety concerns"
in 5 reviews
"take photos"
in 9 reviews
"limited access"
in 4 reviews
"unesco site"
in 2 reviews
"landing fee"
in 2 reviews
"crumbling buildings"
in 4 reviews
"background information"
in 2 reviews
"open to the public"
in 2 reviews
"cruise companies"
in 2 reviews
"self contained"
in 2 reviews
"fascinating trip"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t waste your time and money (trip is quite expensive about $50 per person). It is even more true for those who don’t speak Japanese (the audio guide in English is not working properly). At the end when you arrive on the island, you can’t...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a spectacular half day trip. Not only is it Silva’s Island in Skyfall (I am a huge Bond fan and this was the best Daniel Craig Bond movie in my opinion) but in reality an island where more than 5000 people lived, mining...More

Thank RM303
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

This is a one of it's kind visits. Buy your tickets at the Harbour office and bark on an excellent boat trip to Hashima and see the shipyards. You can only visit a small part of the island but the guide brings it 'to live'....More

Thank Liz T
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Another tour not to be missed while in Nagasaki is a boat ride to Battleship Island. Once a community which strived on coal mining, this offers a glimpse of how people here lived in those days. This was also called Silva's Island in the movie...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Gunkanjima is like no place I’ve ever been. An isolated yet well developed island suddenly abandoned when it’s purpose was out-lived. I was lucky that the weather was good with little wind to thwart the ships ability to disembark the passengers onto the island. Our...More

Thank Dennis S
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Read up on this before you go. There are a couple of companies that offer tours. The area you are allowed to see on the island is quite limited, but worth the trip.

Thank Brek A
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

The island is quite spectacular but the access area is on the one side of the island where there isn't really anything to see. all the tours have to repsect that and cruising around the island by boat makes up for it a bit.

Thank Vieltraveller
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Can’t hear commentary most of the time. It’s almost entirely cater to Japanese. But the trip is unique and the history of the island makes the trip worth going.

Thank Song K
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Bit of a last minute decision to go and see this but after we had gone through Dejima a bit quicker than expected we thought why not. Were able to get a last-minute ticket from one of the tour operators (there are about 4 that...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2018

I organized and booked this online as we were only one in Nagasaki for one day, arriving with a cruise ship. The booking was easy as there's english on the website, the confirmed the booking in english as well. Arriving we were amazed of the...More

Thank Fatima D
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Carla Ann S
4 May 2018|
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Response from Alf_rasay | Reviewed this property |
less than an hour, much faster when going back to the pier.
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Carla Ann S
4 May 2018|
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Response from Putty_Riffo | Reviewed this property |
The whole trip takes about 2hrs 30mins, and you will get about 60mins on the island. So it will be 40-45mins each way, depending on weather conditions.
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TracyKo2015
28 March 2018|
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Response from Alf_rasay | Reviewed this property |
the travel agent will provide you individual radios with headset for english language.
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