Updated: November 28, 2015
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World Heritage Gunkanjima Will Excite You.

World heritage always tells us its own history which we should never forget. Here you can find one of Japanese heritage nominated to the UNESCO list.

On the western sea of Nagasaki prefecture, Gunkanjima in floating without any human-made sound. The quiet island is officially named "Hashima (端島)", but commonly called "Gunkanjima (軍艦島)" which means "Battleship Island".

Gunkanjima (軍艦島)

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Why is the island called in such a way?

The reason is quite simple. As you can see, the island shapes like real battleship.
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Like ruin.

Toys and tools people used are still there.
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That nick name originally came from its resemblanse to Japanese old battleship Tosa.

The buildings and forests are surrounded by concrete wall and sea.
We shouldn't forget its long history.

Learn Great History

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 visit Hashima.

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During Japan's Meiji industrial revolution, the island had an important role as the site of mining of huge amount of coal.

After the energy revolution, the industry stopped growing and resident decided to go out of the island. Now, there is no one here.

The island is increasingly gaining international attention not only generally for its modern regional heritage, but also for the undisturbed housing complex remnants representative of the period from the Taishō period to the Shōwa period. It has become the frequent subject of discussion among enthusiasts for ruins.

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Visitors will find hospitals, school and parks which were used by the people at that time.

You will learn about the history of the big movement and its value not only for Japan but also for the world.
Social sciences major in the university. Experienced intern in Vietnam and Bangladesh, study in Philippines. Attracted by the huge power of Asia.

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