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Officially known as Hashima, Gunkanjima (軍艦島, “Battleship Island”) flourished as a coal mining community, starting in 1890. The coal mine closed in 1974 and the island has been deserted since then. The island is now a World Heritage site, and it is also a popular tourist attraction. Gunkanjima was used a model for the movie Attack on Titan, and for the Dead City featured in the movie Skyfall. You can take tours that bring you up close to this haunting island, or even make landfall and explore the ruins on foot.



Takashimamachi, Nagasaki, 851-1315, Japan (Map) (Directions)

What's unique

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site


Tours depart from different ports located in Nagasaki City (depending on the tour company the one chooses), which are all easily accessible via Tram.

Gunkanjima Concierge Co. / 095-895-9300
Adults ¥4,000, Students ¥3,300, Children ¥2,000
Departure: Tokiwa terminal

Gunkanjima Cruise Co., Ltd / 095-827-2470
Adults ¥3,600, Children ¥1,800
Departure: Motofuna Pier, Nagasaki Port

Yamasa Shipping Co., Ltd. / 095-822-5002
Adults ¥4,200, Children ¥2,100
Departure: Nagasaki Port Ferry Terminal Building (Window 7)

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