Other Sightseeing Spots in Nagasaki Area

  • Nita-toge Pass Lookout Deck
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    Nagasaki Pref. Unzenshi Obamachounzen
    This observation area is located in Unzen, Obama-cho, Unzen City. You can enjoy the nature of the four seasons of the Nitta Pass and Mt. Myoken including the autumn leaves, spring azaleas and summer fresh greenery. In addition, the Unzen Ropeway also operates from the adjacent Nita Pass Station to Myokendake Station. In addition, there is also a second deck where you can see Mt. Heiseishinzan.

    We didn’t go up the ropeway but the drive up was already quite spectacular. We did a quick drive up and down as we we’re heading to Shimabara Castle.

  • Yumiharidake Observatory
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    Nagasaki Pref. Saseboshi Onochou
    An observatory located on Mt. Yumiharidake in Ono-cho, Sasebo City. Visitors can get a sweeping view of the natural beauty of the Kujuku Islands and the Goto Sea, as well as Sasebo City to the east and Sasebo Port to the south. In the evening, visitors can take in the glittering cityscape and isaribi firelight lure fishing; in spring, cherry blossoms blooming in profusion in the area.

    The Road was very steep and windy on the way up. Not to mention narrow so if you have a wider car be prepped for that. Recommend high beams going up if night.

  • Shimeiso Spring Garden
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    Nagasaki Pref. Shimabarashi Shinmachi 2-125
    The Shinmachi neighborhood of Shimabara is also called the “City of Swimming Carp.” Some 1,000 tons of water gush out of the Shimeiso House pond daily, and carp swim elegantly in its waters. Come and enjoy watching the carp swimming amidst the transparent waters against the backdrop of the garden’s red pines and maples.

    It is not a particular interesting place to visit. The site is quite small, nothing much you can do and see over there, except the enjoyment of a cup of Japanese tea.

  • Nagasaki Shinchi Chinatown
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    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Shinchimachi
    This Chinatown is ranked as one of Japan’s top three Chinatowns after Yokohama Chukagai and Kobe Nankinmachi. In an intersection of roads that extend out east, west, north and south for 250 meters altogether are more than 40 shops and the stone-paved road was built with the help of Fujian, Nagasaki’s sister city. Nagasaki’s local cuisine is chanpon (a dish of noodles, seafood, vegetables) and zaru-udon. In this new Chinatown visitors can enjoy chanpon and zaru-udon in various shops that are full of individual character. Try the various tastes of chanpon and zaru-udon while strolling through this Chinatown full of exotic atmosphere.
  • Tenkaiho
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    Nagasaki Pref. Saseboshi Shimofunakoshichou 399
    The Kujukushima Islands, comprised of a complex ria coast and some 200 interwoven islands, offers superb scenery. This observation platform overs a 180-degree panorama of the area. Of the many viewing platforms in the Sasebo area, this one is particularly popular thanks to its excellent view. The area is covered with rape blossoms in spring and cosmos in fall, and many come just to view these beautiful sights.
  • Mt. Ishi Observation Deck
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    Nagasaki Pref. Saseboshi Funakoshichou 2277
    Located about a 15-minute walk from Kujukushima Zoo & Botanical Garden, this observation deck offers a 360-degree panoramic view of Kujukushima Island. The island scenery that appears at the beginning of “The Last Samurai” was shot here, which has made it a popular destination, particularly for photography enthusiasts.
  • Mt. Inasa Observation Deck
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    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Inasamachi 364
    This observatory is located at the summit of Mt. Inasa in Inasa-machi, Nagasaki City. It is very popular as a spot to enjoy night views of Nagasaki City, and is considered one of the World's New Top 3 Night Views and one of the Japan's new top 3 cities for night views. In addition, you can see the cityscape of Nagasaki, Unzen, Amakusa and the Goto Islands during the day. The summit is accessible using the ropeway from Fuchi Shrine at the foot of the mountain. There is also a restaurant in the observatory where you can have dinner while taking in the night view.
  • Dutch Slope
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    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Higashiyamatemachi
    A stone pavement slope in a corner of Higashi-yamate. Since the opening of the country, people from other countries in Nagasaki were collectively called “Oranda-san” (Hollanders), by the people of Nagasaki and it is said that the name of “Dutch Slope” was given to the slope of the foreign settlement. The first girls’ school in Japan, Kassui College is in the neighborhood, as well as seven Western-style homes. It is a seven-minute walk from the “Ourakaigandori” tram stop.
  • Ryoma Street
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    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Teramachi -Kwanto-cho
    This street stretches from nearby Jinsoji Temple in Tera-machi, Nagasaki City to Kazagashira Park in Kazagashira -machi, Nagasaki City. Said to be the road traveled by Ryoma Sakamoto and his companions of Kameyama Shachu, and there are spots related to Ryoma Sakamoto such as the Statue of Ryoma Sakamoto's Boots and the Kameyama Shachu Ruins.
  • Ikoku no Mieru Oka Observatory
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    Nagasaki Pref. Tsushimashi Kamiagatamachisago Kitazato
    This observatory is located in Sago, Kamiagata-cho, Tsushima City. It is positioned at the summit of an agricultural road placed on Mt. Senbyomaki in Iki-Tsushima Quasi-National Park. Approximately only a mere 50 kilometers from Busan, South Korea, you can see Busan on the other side of the sea depending on the weather conditions.
  • Eboshi-dake Observatory
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    Nagasaki Pref. Tsushimashi Toyotamamachini
    This observatory is located at the summit of Mt. Eboshi located in Nii, Toyotama-machi, Tsushima City. Besides being able to see the landscape of Aso Bay scattered with many islands over the intricate terrain unique to the rias coast, it is popular as a spot where you can gaze out on the Tsushima Strait, Korea Strait and the nature of the surrounding area. Stairs have been installed from the parking lot near the summit to the station.
  • Korea View Place
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    Nagasaki Pref. Tsushimashi Kamitsushimamachiwaniura
    This observatory is located in Waniura, Kamitsushima-cho, Tsushima City. Situated approximately 50 kilometers from Busan, South Korea, you can see the cityscape and night views of Busan on the other side of the sea depending on the weather conditions. The architecture incorporates an ancient Korean style, and the observatory is modeled after the multipurpose facility in Seoul's Pagoda Park.
  • Mt. Myoken Observatory Park
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    Nagasaki Pref. Unzenshi Obamachounzen
    This lookout located in Unzen, Obama-cho, Unzen City is a short walk from Myokendake Station on the Unzen Ropeway. At an altitude of approximately 1,300 meters, you can see the nature in the area of Unzen also called Unzen-Amakusa National Park. In addition, it holds Unzen Nita Pass Premium Night, an event where you can watch the night views of Amakusa and Shimabara.
  • Chijiwa Observatory
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    Nagasaki Pref. Unzenshi Chidiwachouhei 160
    "This observation facility inside the Chijiwa Tourist Center along the Shimabara Highway is located in Chijiwa-cho hei, Unzen City. You can look out on the scenery interweaving sites such as Tachibana Bay, Chijiwa Beach, and Mt. Unzen Fugen. In addition, it has facilities such as a cafeteria, shop selling specialty goods, and a direct sales store for castella, and sells the original fried Shimabara-grown potato product ""Jagachan."""
  • Osezaki Lighthouse
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    Nagasaki Pref. Gotoushi Tamanouramachitamanoura
    "This lighthouse is located in Tamanoura, Tamanoura-cho, Goto City. Situated on the westernmost end of Kyushu facing the East China Sea, there is an observation deck where you can see the white lighthouse built on a cliff eroded by the rough waves. In addition, it is famous as the last spot in Kyushu to see the setting sun, and holds the ""Saigo no Yuhi Kanshokai"" (festival for the last sunset) every New Year's Eve."
  • Megami Bridge
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    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Nishidomarimachi -Tomachi, Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture
    This bridge is along the Nagasaki Megami Ohashi Road in Nagasaki City. The sixth-longest cable-stayed bridge in Japan, it was built to alleviate traffic congestion by connecting the southern part of the city with the western part at the shortest distance. It is beautifully lit up at night, and was chosen as a Japan Night View Heritage.
  • Nabekanmuriyama Park Observatory
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    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Izumo 2-144-1
    "An observatory located in Mt. Nabekanmuri Park in Izumo, Nagasaki City. Visitors can get a sweeping view of Nagasaki Port; Nagasaki City; and Gunkanjima (Hashima Island) and the Former Glover Residence, cultural assets included in the ""Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution"" World Heritage listing. The observatory is also a popular destination from which to enjoy a view of Nagasaki at night selected from inclusion on World's New Top 3 Night Views."
  • Ikitsuki Ohashi Bridge
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    Nagasaki Pref. Hiradoshi Iketsu-cho
    This 960-meter bridge runs along Prefectural Route 42 that links Hirado Island and Ikitsuki Island to its northwest. Opened in 1991, it can now be used for free. There is a park at the foot of the bridge on the Ikitsuki Island side, and besides Roadside Station Ikitsuki Ohashi, there is also the adjacent Hirado City Ikitsuki-cho Municipal Museum Shima no Yakata.
  • Obae Lighthouse
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    Nagasaki Pref. Hiradoshi Ikitsukichoumisaki 26-22
    This lighthouse situated at the northernmost tip of Ikitsuki Island is located in Misaki, Ikitsuki-cho, Hirado City. You can enjoy magnificent views looking out on the horizon from the white lighthouse with a lookout. In addition, it is known as a spot where you can watch the sun set into the horizon at dusk.
  • Isahaya Bay Reclining Embankment Road (Unzen Tara Sea Line)
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    Takagaki-cho, Isahaya-shi, Nagasaki Prefecture-Agatsuma-cho, Unzen City
    This eight-kilometer road runs north to south over Isahaya Bay in the Ariake Sea from Takaki-cho, Isahaya City to Azuma-cho, Unzen City. It was opened in 2007 on an embankment built for reclamation work, and can be used for free. There is an observation footbridge in the middle of the road that allows you to see the Ariake Sea and Isahaya-shinike Pond.

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This hidden corner of the country is rural Japan at its best, where underground activity is to thank for active volcanoes and bubbling natural hot springs along the Shimabara Peninsula as well as the crystal clear waters of the Goto Islands off the west coast. Less well known than Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park, Nagasaki commemorates its own past at the Nagasaki Peace Park, which sits alongside the charming Meganebashi stone bridge and a mix of religious buildings with beautiful architecture, such as the Zen Buddhist Sofukuji Temple, the Confucian Shrine, and the Oura Christian Church.

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