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Kyle

I think I saw this place on Web Urbanist. It's even better than Chernobyl I think since so few people have been there.

I wish more abandoned places were available to tour. I'm going on one of the Forgotten NYC tours soon.

cero

man that sucks! just when you guys thought you were being all incognito and mission impossible..

bobblehead

regardless, this was a great blog post. it's great to see stuff i never even knew existed!

john henry the hb

that place looks incredible. i bet there were some used up whores with loose vaginas in high demand on that island

clint eastwood

i bet the Japanese have secret mech warrior robot battles to the death on that island every Thursday night

Will

No need for last paragraph but best piece of journalism Vice has done in ages.

Harry

Fantastic piece, one of the most interesting things I’ve ever seen from Vice

benufo

Totally agree, amazing.

Doug S

Well done man, a great article on a curious piece of history

Housecat

Great work, cool story

Josh Chomsky

Yo, this is one rocking piece of work. That place is serious Wasteland. Turns out April really is the cruelest month. Derrida would poo his frilly knickers over this.

Sophie

Can you get that published in a newspaper magazine? I’d never even heard of this before. I’d be interested to hear more about the history.

Anonymous

That was great. Fucking props.

Richard Ellman

Wombed in sin darkness I was too, made not begotten. By them, the man
with my voice and my eyes and a ghostwoman with ashes on her breath.
They clasped and sundered, did the coupler’s will. From before the ages
He willed me and now may not will me away or ever.

Anon

This place looks awesome

Dougal

This is why I love Vice.

mark

fucking cockmunchers

justin

God...so incredibly beautiful.

cat fancier

Awesome :)

GlenJM

Creepy as shit! Awesome photos. Glad you didn't fall to your death!

Dav.

Brutes as cuzzy.

Truth

Okay, well Vice deleted my earlier comment that revealed the Truth. Although they would like to take credit for this, History Channel's new series, Life After People, covered this on their premier episode, which was last week. They filmed it much earlier, however, and have had a promo video on their website since then.

So, go ahead, delete this comment too. Just thought I'd let everyone know.

scottw

"As of April 22, 2009, tourists will be allowed to set foot on this historic island (under consideration as a UNESCO World Heritage Site)."
-http://travelinglight.professionaltravelguide.com/2009/04/hashima-island-reopens-to-travel-after.html

But dont you find it cute how scared our little Viceland hipsters got on their little day trip?

next time just call your dad's travel agent. im sure itll cost a litte more, but hey doesnt your dad's law firm have an open account with her?

scottw

PS i love the haphazard attempt to slip some wiki-rip-off link at the bottom of the artical.
is this the internet's version of a retraction?

if theyd taken the time to actually read everything on (at least) wikipedia, they might have seen this little tidbit:

"On August 23, 2005, landing was permitted to journalists"

but calling these kids journalist is an extreme misuse of the word.

PKPDjoepjf

"Takashima"? Good job, Japa-Nazis. It's Dokdo.

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