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Gunkanjima tour

Gunkanjima Landing & Cruising plan

Landing Course

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Cruising plan

Cruising Course

Morning tour
Afternoon tour

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  • 九州・山口近代化産業遺産郡

A guides short presentation

We are considering you as the most valuable person, and will respond to any of your request, no matter what.Guides presentation

We will relate you about the Battleship Island on its activity time and give you historical explanations about the Japanese modernization process.
We will tell you everything you have to know about those people who survived that era of rough changes, in what kind of mental condition they were mining coal, or even about those worldly speaking rare high-rise apartment buildings.

Guides presentation

木場田 友次
Tomoji Kobata  Born in Nagasaki in 1938
Tomoji Kobata came to the island in 1961, at the age of 24, and lived there for 1 year. He has been working as a heavy worker, an office worker, and others, for a subsidiary of Mitsubishi. He was living in an apartment of ward n.30. He knows a lot about workers on the Battleship Island at that time, and will tell you about their lifestyle and their mentality. He says about the Battleship Island: "I consider it my second home town even now. He would like to tell everyone my remembering". Tomoji Kobata has also been conducting guide of catholic pilgrimage for about 40 years.
小杉 徳寿
Norihisa Kosugi  Born in Nagasaki in 1942
Born and raised in Nagasaki, he especially loves the Kunchi festival. Born and raised very next to the Kameyama Shachu Company, he naturally found interest in researching on Ryoma Sakamoto. He has been conducting tours in Nagasaki as a Saruku guide, from 2005 on. He also conceived and supervised the Ryoma plan, one of the Saruku tours. He saw lots of time the island from the continent, but when he entered the island for the first time, he thought: "I was shocked. I want the tourists to know and feel variety of the island. I want them to know about the good-natured Nagasaki people or feel the beauty of the town, the Battleship Island included.
高原 和人
Kazuhito Takahara  Born in Nagasaki in 1944
He was formerly, a banker. He loves history, and has been researching on the Nagasaki historical background since the Meiji era on. He is interesting in the [Japanese oldest] things; on the Battleship Island, the oldest building is the ward n.30, so that he is fond of it...
He says: "I want to tell tourists about the peaceful life the community used to spend even at the island’s most active period, where more than 5000 people were on it..."
森山 理保子
Rihoko Moriyama  Born in the Goto Islands, in Shin-kamigoto town (former Narao town)
She has been living on Ikeshima Island in its flowery eighties period, so that she feels nostalgic for the closing of the Battleship Island. She is going to relate tourists the secrets of the island as a former inhabitant.
川口 美佳子
Naoko Uchida
"The Battleship Island is the place where the lives and history of unique people intermingles...I want to tell everybody the story and thoughts of our predecessors".
浜口 剛
Tsuyoshi Hamaguchi
As I have studied Thomas Blake Glover under prof Brian Burke Gaffney, I came to realize the historical significant of Gunknajima in a world of imperialism. Gunkanjima is not just a relic in the past ; a signpost of the future. I’d like to shed light on its virture in a whole new approach.
高橋 佳子
Keiko Takahashi
"After spending several years as a tour guide across Kyushu, I worked on a daily basis with the host of ceremonial events and become a freelance announcer. While exposing myself to a rich and unique history in Nagasaki, I found myself fascinated by Gunkanjima and realized that my job is to disclose its many secrets to visitors as a professional guide. Full of passion and energy are my driving force. I love to see people laughing. I’m excited to share with my knowledge to make part of your heartfelt, meaningful and lasting memories of Gunkanjima".

About our ideology

"We swear that we will do our best to relate the true Battleship Island to every tourist who will come to visit the island. Our mission is to listen to the soul of the island, pass it onto the next generation and pay respect to the people who cherished their culture".

About our policy

We are acting every day to accomplish our mission, which is to relate the story of those people who risked their lives for their families and/or their livings, the story of the soul of the Battleship Island. We, the Concierge’s guides, will guide you on the ship and on the island, as Battleship Island specific guides. In addition, we regularly organize study meetings, cooperating with researchers and specialists about the Battleship Island.