Common English word “Battleship Island” is popularly related to Gunkanjima in Japan, which is the short-name for Hashima Island abandoned years ago. Travelers are only allowed to explore the remains of this prohibited island through path designated by the authorities.
Gunkanjima is an every traveler’s dream-place, was the most populous place of all back in the days and quite well known for coal mining activities by the west coast.
Living in Japan, Michael Gakuran was fortunate enough to explore and photograph this place with a knowledgeable guide.
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