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Gunkanjima: UNESCO World Heritage (Flickr Explore #321) | by chrisluckhardt.com
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Gunkanjima: UNESCO World Heritage (Flickr Explore #321)

Gunkanjima has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.

 

The tiny island city, also known as Hashima Island or Battleship Island, has been abandoned for 40 years.

 

I was fortunate to be one of a handful of foreigners to covertly gain access to the off-limits areas of the island with the help of a few trusted Japanese urban explorers. I was able to explore the island in 2011 and 2014.

 

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Taken on April 7, 2014