Gunkanjima Digital Museum
Gunkanjima Digital Museum
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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.
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Apple_HK
Hong Kong376 contributions
Feb 2023
Honestly I might not make a trip to the museum if not as a package with the tour to the island and the meeting point for ticket collection. Staff was very friendly and helpful and I met one who is from Hong Kong and speaks English and Cantonese. He highly recommended me to visit the fourth floor for the "Simulated Gunkanjima landing experience using the latest VR technology" and I did enjoy seeing the inside of the old buildings that were not accessible via physical visit.

There are movies showing the history of the island that helps one prepare for the island tour, thus definitely a worthwhile visit.
Written 21 February 2023
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manucanuck
Hong Kong, China1,874 contributions
Sep 2019
there's free english audio guide provided for free, it's separated into different parts across 3 floors. With videos interviewing the old residence and a model of the island itself. It's interesting.
Written 27 September 2019
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Christophe PJ
Knokke-Heist, Belgium372 contributions
Aug 2019
It's a good idea to spend a tiny bit of time in this museum before you head out to the island as all explanation is in Japanese. Also in this museum: it's all in Japanese including the show....except for 4 booths on the right at the 1st floor where you can choose your language : they are really interesting and visualize very very well the whole story with some interesting facts. There's an audio-guide at the museum but it was not very useful. Actually you don't want to spend too much time in the museum as you want to head off for the island asap. The museum is just the obligatory gathering place before embarking.
Written 1 September 2019
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Sooty P
Chelmsford, UK54 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Amazing technology that allows you to walk around the island. A lot of information, you wonder how people ever managed to live there in such conditions. And you can't help but leave wondering why was the island closed down so abruptly. What happened in 1973?
Written 25 February 2019
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Andrea v
39 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
We couldn’t go to the island due to a typhoon so went to the museum instead. We probably saw more of the island than if we would have gone on the boat tour. VR glasses, lots of movies and photos. Very interesting.
Written 29 July 2018
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Zachary H
Tokyo, Japan4,613 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
The museum is expensive (¥1,800) and really only worth it because you get priority boarding rights for the boat to Hashima Island when you buy museum tickets.

Borderline Japanese nationalist propaganda. No mention of Chinese/Korean forced labor used on Hashima Island, which was disappointing.
Written 30 December 2017
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Timothy R
Dorking, UK47 contributions
May 2017 • Solo
I had a combined ticket for both this & the boat trip to the Gunkanjima coal island: the most cost effective way I suspect.
This compact museum, easily accessible via tram from the main station & a short walk, gives a historical record plus a very good feel for the challenges of living on this extraordinarily densely populated island. The miners challenges are also covered. All this via techniques including a collage of moving photos taking up a whole wall, old news films, displays, and new film taken by drones, eerily flying amongst the ruins of this now deserted place. One can fly in the ruins oneself too at the Virtual Reality stations! Its English friendly. (But the boat trip's commentary was only in Japanese - check this if its important for you. I was fortunate to have an English speaking guide with me). I spent 3/4 hour at the museum before the boat trip and returned for another 1/2 hour after.
Written 19 May 2017
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Frédéric P Simard
64 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
Even if it's a little pricy we enjoyed it. Technology is great and we could really see what the life on the island was back then. Also the videos and the 3D elements are well made and impressive. We couldn't make it for the cruise. The visit was worth.
Written 9 October 2016
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mrdom
6,337 contributions
Apr 2016 • Solo
I missed out on a cruise due to weather so I came in here. The price is 1800 yen - compared to 4300 yen for an actual cruise. You start off with a mesmerising wall-long film about the island, with things like moving photos and aerial photos put together very well. I sat in front of that for quite a while and then tried the other films, which were a bit repetitive and more abstract rather than using actual footage. There are some displays about life on the island and that's about it. I'm glad I came but I wouldn't want to pay this much if I'd actually been onto the island first.
Written 7 April 2016
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Yves A
Berlin, Germany14 contributions
Jan 2016 • Friends
Small but incredible museum. They have a lot of cool technical stuff there that will stun not only your children! It feels like you are creating your own documentary and its also heavily English supported. The museum is perfect in combination with the trip to the real Battleship Island. I would suggest to first go to the museum and afterward take the boat trip. If you go there with the boat Tickets you get 300¥ discount. So go to the harbour get some tickets and then go here (plan around 1 to 1 and 1/2 hours of your time) and then back to the pier which is only 5 minutes walk away.
Written 13 January 2016
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Gunkanjima Digital Museum admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost ₹ 1,063.28, while a popular guided tour starts around ₹ 5,073.27 per person.


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