Google has added Street View imagery from the island of Hashima off the coast of Nagasaki Prefecture in Japan.

This was the island that played an important part in the Skyfall movie. The name means Battleship Island in English.

Google said:

Starting in the late 19th century, Hashima served as a coal mining facility and residential complex for 5,000 people. After the decline of coal mining in the 1970s, however, the island became completely abandoned, only opening up again to tourists in 2009. Hashima has transformed into an eerie tourist destination where you can see a once thriving town decaying and totally devoid of life. Apparently, Hashima’s buildings are deteriorating so rapidly that you can hear parts of the concrete collapse as the wind blows from the ocean.




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