Hashima Island in Nagasaki Prefecture, commonly called Gunkanjima, used to be densely populated for offshore coal mining. Its coal mines began shutting down in 1974 and Gunkanjima has become a deserted island. The island is attracting tourists because visiting abandoned sites has become a trend recently.
Photo：http://blogs.c.yimg.jpYou can see abandoned buildings on the ghost island on Google Street View at:
A trip to the island is definitely a unique experience. The following companies offer different plans to visit Gunkanjima:
Photo：http://blogs.c.yimg.jp/You can choose a plan from several options; just enjoy the view of the island from the boat, or go to the eerie island and snap some photos, etc. You might be presented with a stamped certificate shown above depending on which company you choose.
The unusual scenery of the abandoned island will make your trip unforgettable…it’s guaranteed!