Other Sightseeing Spots in Nagasaki Area

  • Yumiharidake Observatory
    127 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

    Walked to the top from the Navy base on a rainy day, I wasnt blessed with the view looking down but I still loved the location.

  • Domtoren
    86 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagasaki Sasebo-shi Huis Ten Bosch machi 1-1
    Located in Tower City within the Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Sasebo City, the 105-meter-high tower is the symbol of the facility and can be seen from all areas of Huis Ten Bosch. 80 meters above ground level, it has an observation deck overlooking Huis Ten Bosch and Omura Bay, as well as a premium sky lounge where you can relax while admiring the scenery. At night, you can enjoy the illuminated night view of Huis Ten Bosch.

    ハウステンボスで一番高い建物であり、そのシンボルとしてそびえ建っているのが「ドムトールン」です。高さは105mあり、地上80mの最上階は展望台になっています。 展望台からは、昼間はハウステンボス内が一望でき、大村湾も望むことができました。夜は、世界最大級と称されるイルミネーションが素晴らしかったです。イルミネーションは広い園内の多くの場所で行われていて、それぞれを近くで見ることも素晴らしいんで...

  • Hario Musen Tokoro
    55 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagasaki Sasebo-shi Harionakamachi 382
    Built by the former Japanese Navy in 1922, the three huge radio towers on Hario Island were the tallest in Japan at the time, and held that position until the Nagoya TV Tower was completed in 1954. Because longwave communications were the mainstream, the huge towers, with a height of about 136 m and a base diameter of about 12 m, were necessary. The tower is currently no longer used as a radio tower and was designated as a National Important Cultural Property in 2013.

    A real historical and important WW2 site that still remains in Nagasaki to this day, is called the Hario Transmission Towers. They were the starting point of the message sent by officials to proceed...

  • Isahaya Bay Reclining Embankment Road (Unzen Tara Sea Line)
    47 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.


  • 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.
  • Mt. Inasa Observation Deck
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Tenkaiho
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Hasami Town Pottery village Nakaoyama
    25 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagasaki Higashisonogi-gun Hasami Cho Nakaogo
    Nakaoyama developed as a ceramic production center from the middle of the 17th century and was well situated for the mining of ceramic stones and the convenience of water sources. Today, the area still retains the atmosphere of the Showa period, with many pottery studios, galleries, and red brick chimneys scattered throughout the area, as well as bridges made of porcelain. Every April and October, ceramic art events are held throughout the area, attracting many visitors who come to meet the potters and purchase ceramic box lunches.

    有田焼に隣接する波佐見焼、ICは、共通。 その陶磁器の町 江戸期の日常生活用品の大量生産で全国を制覇した「波佐見焼」の中でも、今も中小の窯元が集まる中尾山。 世界最大級の1・2位の登窯跡や、煉瓦造りの煙突、陶器やその破片で構成された、歩道や欄干の路地など、登窯跡に登れば、小さな街を一望できます。 好みの窯元に、気楽に入って 今では、伝統とともに芸術的、創造的な作品を見て回り、お得な買い物をする...

  • Kamizaka Observation Deck
    19 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagasaki Tsushima-shi Izuharacho Kitazato
    The observatory is located in Itsukubaru-cho, Tsushima City, at an elevation of 358 m. It commands a panoramic view of Hakutake, the sacred mountain of Tsushima, the rias coast of Asakaya Bay, and beyond to Kyushu and Korea.

    Eboshi-dake is the more famous viewpoint, and does give better views of the bay, with with the cost of being overcrowded. This park is much less visited, and much of the park isnt even visited...

  • Obae Lighthouse
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Mt. Ishi Observation Deck
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Nita-toge Pass Lookout Deck
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Hirado Ohashi Bridge
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagasaki Pref. Hiradoshi Tahira
    This vermillion-colored suspension bridge that connected Hirado Island and Tabira-cho is an approximately 30-minute drive from the Saza Interchange on the Nishi-Kyushu Expressway. A 665-meter long truss suspension bridge, the distance between the main towers is 465.4 meters, and it is 10.7 meters wide. It is suspended 30 meters above the sea surface. Although there was initially a toll, it can now be used for free. There is a park at the foot of the bridge, an open space with a panoramic view from Ohashi to the town area of Hirado, a seaside open space (on the Hirado side) overlooking the Japan Sea, a tennis court and exercise open space, and a children's play space (on the Tabira side) where rope climbing is popular.
  • Manzeki Bridge
    8 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagasaki Tsushima-shi
    Located 30 minutes by car from central Tsushima, Mangan Bridge connects Kamishima Island in northern Tsushima with Shimojima in southern Tsushima, and spans Mangan Seto (Kusubo-suido), a canal excavated by the former Imperial Japanese Navy in 1901 (Meiji 34), and the current bridge is the third generation, rebuilt in 1996 (Heisei 8). The canal was originally excavated to shorten the time required to travel from Asachai Bay to Sasebo, and was widened to approximately 40 m wide and 4.5 m deep in 1975.


  • Dutch Slope
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Osezaki Lighthouse
    Travel / Tourism
    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."
  • Chijiwa Observatory
    Travel / Tourism
    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."""
  • Shimabara Mayuyama Road (Nagasaki Prefectural Route 207 Senbongi-Shimabara Port Line)
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagasaki Shimabara Minamisenbongimachi
    The Heisei Shinzan Observation Park is located along the road.
  • Nabekanmuriyama Park Observatory
    Travel / Tourism
    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."
  • Chijiwa Tourist Center
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagasaki Unzen-shi Chijiwacho Hei 160
    This tourism facility also has a large observatory commanding a view of Tachibana Bay, which has even been selected for inclusion in the Japanese 100 Best Scenery list. The facility sells Nagasaki's famous castella cakes and other souvenirs, as well as a wide range of other items, up to and including crafts from across the Kyushu region. There's also a stand which sells the facility's own original and signature Jaga-chan deep-fried potato balls. Meanwhile, a large cafeteria occupying the first and second floors serves a large selection of local dishes such as Nagasaki chanpon and sara udon noodles. This cafeteria has a lot of seating and, with a reservation made at least one day in advance, can even accommodate large tour groups. In the summer, the facility holds a special summer festival as well as nagashi-somen noodle slide events.

Nagasaki Areas


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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