Battleship Island - UPDATE
They're an intuitive bunch the Japanese. They're so tapped into the zeitgeist (or the Viceland server) that 48 hours before we do it, they know that we've got a piece coming up on their secret hidden monster island, they jump to and re-open the place to the public. They may be taking boats to Hashima Island, but they haven't landed yet, which officially makes us still tougher than a load of school children and old people. Anyway, we were there first. Here are some more photos depicting Battleship Island's beatific isolation, look at them quickly before they build a gift shop and your mum goes on holiday there.
Those wishing to visit the island should apply to the Nagasaki Municipal Government at 095-829-1152. Tickets are 150 yen for primary school-aged children, and 300 yen for those of junior high school age and older. The Yamasa Kaiun maritime transport company also conducts cruises to the island, including a trip ashore, out of Nagasaki harbor. Interested parties can contact the company at 095-822-5002.
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