軍艦島デジタルミュージアム

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The leading-edge digital technology allows you to travel back in time to Gunkanjima in those days!
Gunkanjima (Hashima Island) was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage site list in July 2015 as a site of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution: Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding and Coal Mining.
Through the huge screen and the projection mapping, this museum takes you to the former flourishing time of Gunkanjima when it had the highest population density in the world, as well as a restricted area where you could never see even by the landing tour. See exhibitions in detail

ABOUT GUNKANJIMA

Floating off the west coast of Nobo Peninsula in Nagasaki Prefecture at a distance of 18 km from Nagasaki Port, this small island has an area of 6.4ha with about 160m from east to west and about 480m from north to south. The of_cial name is “Hashima” , but the appearance of the island with a view from northwest looks like the battleship “TOSA” and it started to be called The Battleship Island, “Gunkanjima” in Japanese.
The island that enjoyed the height of prosperity as seabed coal mine to support the industrialization of Japan was formally approved as UNESCO World Heritage site in July 2015, as part of Japanʼ s “Sites of Japanʼ s Meiji Industrial Revolution-Iron and Steel, shipbuilding and Coal Mining” , which draws attention in and outside of Japan.

When viewed externally, the culture and life in Gunkanjima cannot be known.

  • Japan's first high-rise
    concrete apartment
    buildings

  • The highest diffusion
    of television sets
    in Japan

  • Men living in the
    mines risked their
    lives on the job

  • The highest
    population density
    in the world

  • Japanʼs first rooftop
    garden in the
    concrete island