Gunkanjima

The abandoned island. A large Rock in the sea with derelict buildings on it. A coal mining ghost town in the middle of the East China Sea. The 480 meter long, 150 meter wide island, used to be home to 5000 residents. Now is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known as Gunkanjima or Battleship island, but the island’s formal name is Hashima. Nagasaki is favorite city in Japan to Yuki, so he often travels there. He also enjoys the tours to the Island which is located about 20 kilometers from Nagasaki Port. Boat tours take about 50 minutes one way, and pass large Mitsubishi ship building factories and other islands along the way. The ride also allows some nice views of the city of Nagasaki.

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