Google Maps Street Views gives users the rare opportunity to explore one of the world’s most unique places.

This Japanese Island it utterly abandoned, a sight that would give many the chills.

But to make matters worse, locals are convinced the area is haunted.

Would you dare travel to this island alone?

Hashima Island is close to the southern city of Nagasaki.

Google Maps Street View: Explore Hashima Island Japan an eerie abandoned island

The island is a terrifying reminder of the forced labour in World War II.

Korean conscripted civilians and Chinese prisoners of war were forced to work here, at the Mitsubishi factory.

It is estimated that 1,300 labourers died on the island due to factors such as malnutrition and exhaustion.

The area was used for undersea coal mining, however the mine was running out of coal and so was closed in 1974.

All of the residents left the island, leaving the place to descend into crumbling ruin.

haunted island on Google MapsGOOGLE MAPS STREET VIEW

Google Maps Street View: Explore Hashima Island Japan an eerie abandoned island said to be haunted

However, the are reopened in 2009 thanks to the mystery of the area attracting visitors.

Hashima is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Since the island has become renowned and very popular with filmmakers.

The island has been a filming location for 2012 James Bond film Skyfall.

Google mapped the island in 2103 by sending an employee there with a backpack to capture this unique area property.

Google Maps Street View Hashima Ireland

Google Maps Street View: Terrifying reminder of the forced labour in World War II

Hashima Island ruinsGOOGLE MAPS STREET VIEW

Google Maps Street View: It is estimated that 1,300 labourers died on the island

Google Maps Street View often captures strange sights in relatively normal streets. 

Street View has revealed a shocking sight of a woman in a short white dress walking beside ancient ruins in Mexico.

The woman’s legs look a very strange shape in the footage.

An angry fight between two women was caught on streets of Russia. 

One of the women can be seen pulling the hair of the other.

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