Hashima Island

Hashima is a small island off the coast of Japan that was originally inhabited because of the discovery of coal on and beneath the island. It was once considered to be one of the most densely populated places on the planet, with 334 people per acre opposed to the 42 per acre in New York City. However, this island is now completely abandoned in the middle of the East China Sea,

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What Hashima looked like prior to being abandoned

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Current Status of Hashima

Hashima is also well known for its stairways to hell, which are basically just stairs attached to buildings with shambles surrounding them.

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Stairway to Hell

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Stairway to Hell

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2 Responses to Hashima Island

  1. Dean Gandley says:

    Wow….we should go there for our honors trip!

  2. Barbara says:

    It is surprising that people abandon the island. But for what reason?

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