Backpackers Hostel "J-Hoppers" & "Hana Hostel"

Land on Battleship Island!!





Hi there.This is Chika from J-Hoppers Hiroshima guesthouse.

I took three days off,and then I visited to Nagasaki in early March.
I have been to Nagasaki before.However,there are still lots of places where I really want to go.

This building used to be a elementary and junior school!!

''Hashima island'' is one of the my destination.
''Hashima island'' commonly called ''Gunkanjika''(meaning Battleship Island)
Have you heard of Gukanjima before??
I had really wanted to visit the island since I saw the photo collection of the island.



The island's nickname came from its apparent resemblance to the Japanese battleship
Tosa. It also is known as the Ghost Island.


You can land on the island by a boat.It's not that you are able to land on the island everytime.
Depends on the sea wave,It is determine whether you can land on it or not.


When we took a tour,it was windy.So we were so worried that we could go or not.
However,I was very lucky to land on Gunkanjima on that day!!!!

We are soooo excited and impressed when we visited the island.
This building is the oldest reinforced concrete apartment in Japan.

If you interested in the island,you need to book a tour first.
They only have Japanese tour,however I'm sure that you would be enjoy visiting the island!!

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We are staying at J-Hoppers Hiroshima and want to see Battleship Island as well. Do you have any suggestions on how we can get there?
Thank you