Exploring a GHOST TOWN Island in Japan | Vlog #439
You won’t believe this abandoned #GhostTown, a #UNESCOWorldHeritageSite called Battleship Island or Hashima Island. Commonly called Gunkanjima, is an abandoned island lying about 15 kilometers from the city of Nagasaki, in southern #Japan. It was a thriving coal-mining city, but was abandoned in 1974 when its owner, the Mitsubishi company, decided to shut it down when the Japan government changed its laws to favour obtaining energy from oil, and not coal. We also visit the Gunkanjima Digital Museum to have a feel for what this post-apocalyptic-like island was like before it was deserted.