Battleship Island Gunkanjima Cruise & Landing (9:00 Departure)
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1. This course takes participants on a cruise to Gunkanjima Island, which was designated as a World Heritage Site of the "Meiji Industrial Revolution."
2. After departing from Nagasaki Port, don't miss the marvelous views of the structures within the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries shipyard, Glover Garden, and other World Heritage component sites.
3. Information will be provided by a local English-speaking staff member on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and by a local Chinese-speaking staff member on all other days.
08:50- Reception at Nagasaki Port Terminal It may be crowded at the reception before boarding time, so please arrive early and finish the necessary procedure.
All participants are required to submit a Statement of Consent form (consent letter from parent or guardian for children under 12 years of age) on the day. The form will be handed out at reception. Please sign it and submit it to the staff.
The Statement of Consent can be found at the Yamasa Shipping website below. For a speedier process, you may print it out in advance, sign it, and submit it at reception.
09:00- Depart from Nagasaki Port Terminal After departing from Nagasaki Port, don't miss the marvelous views of World Heritage Sites such as the Giant Cantilever Crane in the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries shipyard, Glover Garden, and more. After passing under the Megami Bridge and heading out from the port, strong waves may cause the ship to rock. Enjoy beautiful views of the city from the sea.
09:50-10:50 60(min) Gunkanjima On board the ship and on the island, a staff from the Nagasaki Tourism Administration and a staff from the conducting ferry company will tell the participants all about Gunkanjima, how its name came to be, its historical value, and other information in Japanese, with said information also being provided by a local English-speaking staff member (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays) and a local Chinese-speaking staff member (all other days).
After landing, please follow the instructions of the staff. There is a limit to the time spent on the island, so everyone will move as a group.
-11:30 Arrive at Nagasaki Port Terminal Tour ends upon arrival at Nagasaki Port. Please head to your next destination on your own from Nagasaki Port.