Gunkan-jima island Cruise
Hashima Coal Mine / Gunkan-jima Island
The cruise ship take you exploring Tachibana bay from Nagasaki port and landing on
Hashima coal mining island is an artificial reclaimed island and the site of Japan’s first major
undersea coal exploitation (1890) pioneered by Mitsubishi – and host to one of the world’s
most extraordinary former mining communities. Hashima Island is located 3 km southwest of
Takashima, and it was the success of Takashima that led Mitsubishi to purchase this island,
both islands giving access to the same undersea coal deposit.
Now Hashima is a ruin called “Gunkanjima”, so called after its resemblance to the silhouette.
|Address||Hashima Takashima, Nagasaki-city|
about 40 by a ferry from Nagasaki port
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