Hashima is also known by its nickname “Gunkanjima” (Battleship Island) due to its unique silhouette.
This island has been added to the List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites for its historical value based on its industrial heritage in 2015, as a component of "Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution: Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding and Coal Mining (Japan)." It has also been getting world-wide attention as it was the model for the “Dead City” in the James Bond movie “Skyfall” (2013). "Attack on Titan" (2015) was also filmed on this island.
Gunkanjima flourished as a coal mining community since 1890. In 1974 when the coal mine closed, the island became completely deserted.
Today, boat tours are offered to Hashima.
- Nagasaki City
|Fees||Please check with the various boat companies listed in the brochure.|
|Access information||Streetcar or bus (depending on your departure point)|
|Open hours||Please check the schedules offered by the various boat companies. Some are linked at the side of this page.|