Hashima Island (Gunkanjima)"Hashima (Gunkanjima)"Japan's Most Dense Populated Place Turned into the Uninhibited Island
- Address: 11-22 Motofuna-machi Nagasaki-shi Nagasaki
- Recommended Season: All seasons (There could be no service due to the weather)
- The Degree of Secret Places:
The formal and native name is "Hashima" but since the shape of the island resembles a battleship, it is called "Gunkanjima" (Battleship Island) as a nickname. This island is a very popular spot among ruins enthusiasts.
This island used to be famous for coal mining in 1890s, which brought so many condominiums and apartment houses, leading Japan as the densest populated place with 5,267 people per km in 1960.
As petroleum replaced coal in Japan, coal mines began shutting down all over the county, and in 1974 Gunkanjima closed the mine too, and soon after the whole island became uninhabited.
Since 2009, we have been doing tours to the island. The school district area is where we have been granted to go. The island has become a popular sightseeing spot, remaining exactly as it was in the past.
If you would like to get into the island, be sure to make a reservation beforehand as early as possible since it is required.
Japanese-Style Bar Kayabuki
100 Steps Stairs
Yabusame Horseback Archery
Kisoji Tsumago-juku Inn Town of the Past Edo Era
Shibu Hot-Spring Resort; Kanaguya
Jigokudani Hot-Spring Resort
Yokkaichi Factory Area
Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter
Kazura Bashi Bridge
Hashima Island (Gunkanjima)
Sapporo Snow Festival
Historic Osarizawa Mine
Terraced Rice-Field of Hoshitouge
Cedar Avenue of Nikko
Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel
Double Diamond Mount Fuji
The New World; Dotonbori, Osaka
The Ruins of Takeda Castle
Mount Ishizuchi and Omogokei-valley
Aoshima Island (Cat's Island)
Mount Aso and Sensuikyo-gorge
Inazumi Underwater Cave