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.
The reason is quite simple. As you can see, the island shapes like real battleship.
Toys and tools people used are still there.
The buildings and forests are surrounded by concrete wall and sea.
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.
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.
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.