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Hashima jima “Gunkanjima” - Battleship Island. japan's rotting metropolis


Today it is illegal to go anywhere near the place as it’s beyond restoration and totally unsafe. The Japanese Government aren’t keen to draw unwanted attention to this testament to the hardship of the country’s post-war industrial revolution either.

The punishment for being caught visiting Hashima Island is 30 days in prison followed by immediate deportation. But the other week, after getting up before sunrise and cutting a secret deal with a local fisherman, some friends and I landed on Hashima Island.

Ghost town - Two visits inside the Chernobyl exclusion zone by motorcycle.

now with updates!