Stepping into the island of Gunkanjima-1

Stepping into the island of Gunkanjima "A UNESCO World Heritage Site, and model of the "Dead City" in the movie Skyfall."

Gunkanjma, a UNESCO World Heritage site, listed as a component of “Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution: Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding, and Coal Mining Industries.", seems to be one of the bucket lists for a lot of travellers around the world.
In addition, it received worldwide attention as it was the model for the “Dead City” in the James Bond movie “Skyfall” (2012), and the model used for the live action movie of "Attack on Titan" (2015). Here is a guide to land on this historical island!

About Hashima Island (Gunkanjima)

Hashima Island, also known by its nickname “Gunkanjima” (Battleship Island) due to its unique silhouette, is a small island that flourished as a coal mining community from 1890 to 1974. It reached its peak population of 5,267 people in 1960, making it the world’s highest population density ever recorded in history. However, in 1974, the island became completely deserted after the coalmine was closed.


How To Get There

For landing on the island, cruising+landing tours are offered by several tour operators in Nagasaki City as below. (Reservation in advance is required)

Operator Name Tour-1
(Departure Time)
(Departure Time)
Yamasa Shipping Co., Ltd. 9:00 13:00 approx. 2hour 30mins
Gunkanjma Cruise Co., Ltd. 9:10 14:00 approx. 3hour 10mins
Seaman Company
(Website is in Japanese)
10:30 13:40 approx. 2hour 30mins
GUNKANJIMA CONCIERGE 10:30 13:40 approx. 2hour 45mins
7th ebisumaru
(Website is in Japanese)
10:00 15:00 approx. 1hour 30mins

Departure time, fee and location differs by each, so we suggest you to choose suitable one fitting on your schedule.
Reservation form is opened on their official website. (please click "Operator Name" above for switching to the website)

*Reception time and departure time is different and you need to be in time for reception.
So, please remember to check the details including reception time through their official websites.
*Boarding fee might be changed depending on the date of boarding and you had better checking it as well.


For Your Safe Trip

In order to have a safe and memorable trip,
we kindly request you to keep in mind the notes below.
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    No high heels

    Please wear comfortable shoes having flat soles such as sneakers.
    (You cannot land with high heels, stiletto or sandals)

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    No umbrellas

    Since using umbrellas is prohibited, please prepare a raincoat on rainy day. To prevent getting heatstroke caused by the weather of strong sun light and no shade, we strongly recommend you to bring a hat especially in summer. (Using parasol is not permitted as well as umbrella.) In addition, be careful not to get blown away by wind when you bring a hat.

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    No toilet

    Please keep in mind that there is no toilet on the island. 
  • Bring drinks-1

    Bring drinks

    Please bring your drinks because there are no vending machines or places to purchace.
  • For seasickness-1

    For seasickness

    Please bring motion seasickness medicine if you concern about feeling seasickness.


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Possibility of landing

Landing on the island might not be allowed by following the regulation (based on weather condition and safety standard) of Nagasaki city government.
Please note that you might not be able to land even when the weather seems calm.

Departure (boarding) Location

Please note that the location is different by each tour operators.
The departure and boarding locations are shown in the "MAP" below.
For other information such as meeting time or place can be checked on their official webste. 

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Tour Operators of Gunkanjima



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