Hashima Island, Japan – Skyfall
It was just last week that we were sat down watching Skyfall for probably about the 10th time, when someone asked if the island where Bond first meets Silva, is a real place? Instantly we assumed not. It was merely an impressive piece of CGI. But to our amazement, the rather creepy abandoned island is infact a real place called Hashima Island, which is located off the coast of Japan.
The island was once home to 5,259 people (83,500 people per square km), which made it one of the most densely populated places in world history. Mitsubishi began a coal mining operation there, which lasted over both world wars, but the decline of coal mining saw Mitsubishi end the operation, which led to the evacuation of the island and was never re-inhabited. A truly fascinating place of forgotten architecture used in a brilliant scene between Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem.