This is not a warship. This is a small island “Gunkanjima” located in western Kyushu. Once upon a time, coal was produced around Gunkanjima. Many miners and their families lived there. Even today, Japan’s first high-rise houses are left. The island is currently registered as a World Heritage Site.

Photos of Gunkanjima Island

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Gunkanjima Island in Nagasaki Prefecture, Kyushu = Shutterstock

 

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Gunkanjima Island in Nagasaki Prefecture, Kyushu = Shutterstock

 

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Gunkanjima Island in Nagasaki Prefecture, Kyushu = Shutterstock

 

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Gunkanjima Island in Nagasaki Prefecture, Kyushu = Shutterstock

 

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Gunkanjima Island in Nagasaki Prefecture, Kyushu = Shutterstock

 

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Gunkanjima Island in Nagasaki Prefecture, Kyushu = Shutterstock

 

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Gunkanjima Island in Nagasaki Prefecture, Kyushu = Shutterstock

 

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Gunkanjima Island in Nagasaki Prefecture, Kyushu = Shutterstock

 

Map of Gunkanjima Island

 

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