HASHIMA ISLAND, GUNKANJIMA (Battleship Island) in NAGASAKI JAPAN in Dec-2015

It would not be surprising to crumble the building structures at any time, so that we tour visitors can look around limited, but still there are good highlights, so I’ll introduce with pictures.

the cruise ship named the Black Diamond to the tour of the Battleship Island

We boarded the cruise ship named the Black Diamond to the tour of the Battleship Island which is running by Takashima Marine Traffic. When a sea gets stormy a little, this tour is cancelled. The sea was getting rough and seemed cancelled, but happily we could land this time.

Marine Self Defense Force Destroyer: Shimakaze

Marine Self Defense Force Destroyer: Shimakaze. It seems to have a large-scale maintenance. It is the second ship of hatakaze-class destroyer. 4,650 tons of standard displacement, crew 260.

Destroyer Kongo

Destroyer Kongo also anchored. The first time held the Aegis-equipped destroyer. Other than the United States. 7,250 tons of standard displacement, 300 crews.

Destroyer Kongo It seems to have a large-scale maintenance work.

Well, it is good. When it’s seen at on the ocean, she is more beautiful.

Destroyer Kongo, large-scale maintenance work.

It seems to have a large-scale maintenance work.

Mitsubishi's founder, is a statue of Yataro Iwasaki.

Mitsubishi’s founder, is a statue of Yataro Iwasaki. Before the Gunkanjima landing, I stopped at another island, and there was a museum.

Warship island is the site of the seabed coal mine.

Warship island is the site of the seabed coal mine. The mining was continued from the Meiji era to 1974. This island has been attracting attention in recent ruins boom. The Gunkanjima landing tour may be called a kind of ruins visit tour.

In resembling battleship "Tosa" with the nickname called Gunkanjima.

In resembling battleship “Tosa” with the nickname called Gunkanjima.

Middle is the elementary and junior high schools Hashima.

Middle is the elementary and junior high schools Hashima.

the ship of other tour company

I see the ship of other tour company.

Because it was enrolled in world's cultural heritage in the autumn of 2015, it may be crowded with tourists very much in the future.

Because it was enrolled in world’s cultural heritage in the autumn of 2015, it may be crowded with tourists very much in the future.

the valuable amusement place of children at the time

I wonder if it was more beautiful color of the sea if I come in the summer. It was cloudy with occasional rain on that day. The sea was dangerous, but was the valuable amusement place of children at the time.

Shopping mall and condominiums on the back of this hill

Shopping mall and condominiums on the back of this hill are also interesting, but probably it’s very dangerous and badly dilapidated.

Hashima

Gunkanjima, Battleship Island, Hashima

The Hashima elementary and junior high school.

The Hashima elementary and junior high school.

Ruins tour is popular in Japan.

Ruins tour is popular in Japan.

At that time, the population density of the island was the highest in the world.

At that time, the population density of the island was the highest in the world. It islanders about 5,300 people in its heyday. In terms of population per square kilometer 83,600 will be nine times of Tokyo.

On the left is the third shaft winch building.

On the left is the third shaft winch building.

The maintenance factory.

The maintenance factory.

The maintenance factory.

The maintenance factory.

the workers residential 30th Building.

I think it is the workers residential 30th Building. This building was built in reinforced concrete in the first period in Japan.

Workers residential.

Workers residential.

Gunkanjima Workers residential.

Workers residential.

The embankment looks high, but it was hard on soggy in the direct hit of the typhoon.

The embankment looks high, but it was hard on soggy in the direct hit of the typhoon.

Ruins of concrete

Ruins of concrete.

Blacksmith's workshop.

Blacksmith’s workshop.

The world of ”Fist of the North Star” or the game Fallout

 The world of “Fist of the North Star” or the game “Fallout”.

Workers residential?

Workers residential?

Gunkanjima, Battleship Island, Hashima

Gunkanjima, Battleship Island, Hashima

Concrete is weathered

Concrete is weathered.

Concrete is weatheredThe building of the red brick is the third shaft winch building. The left is a general office.

The building of the red brick is the third shaft winch building. The left is a general office.

The building of the red brick

The building of the red brick.

Vertical pit pier

Vertical pit pier. There was a lift in the place where climbed the stairs, The miner went down to the coal mine under several hundred meters. I remembered “Castle in the Sky”.

tower like the lighthouse

I see the tower like the lighthouse. It is unknown whether it’s working now.

I can see only a part of the island

I can see only a part of the island.

I think the tour course is almost 100 % safe as the road is paved.

I think the tour course is almost 100 % safe as the road is paved. After all, so sorry that I can see only a part of the island. My wife is walking to the front. You had better to prepare the cold protection in mid winter.

the props of the belt conveyor form a line

I see the props of the belt conveyor form a line, in front of the Hashima elementary and junior high school.

At that time, all the food, daily commodities were transported by ship.

At that time, all the food, daily commodities were transported by ship. When bad weather continued, it would be serious. I’m thankful that my location is now a supermarket is at 30 seconds on foot.

There were around 30 tour participants on that day.

There were around 30 tour participants on that day. Are there few tour visitors generally in winter?

On the other side of the island to throw stones away from this entrance of the conveyor belt.

On the other side of the island to throw stones away from this entrance of the conveyor belt.

Hashima elementary and junior high schools.

Hashima elementary and junior high schools. There seems to be a small ground on the back.

A guide explained that the executives lived on the top.

A guide explained that the executives lived on the top.

It is a water tank to be located on the top of the hill.

It is a water tank to be located on the top of the hill.

Concrete ruins of Battleship Island Photo Ruins of Battleship Island PhotoGunkanjima Hashima TourOld pier of concrete block Gunkanjima

Old pier of concrete block Gunkanjima.

Old pier of concrete blockthere are some tour companies, it seems to come alongside the pier by turn

Because there are some tour companies, it seems to come alongside the pier by turn. I couldn’t land so lengthily, but I enjoyed fully sufficient.

this tour was approximately 3,500 yen in around three hours

I think this tour was approximately 3,500 yen in around three hours. Because it is influenced by the weather, a tour practice rate is not unexpectedly high. A typhoon also comes periodically in summer, about half days are cancelled. It was good to look around the island safely.
(29-Jun-2016)

I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.

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