Mount Inasa (Inasayama)

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Important Notice

The ropeway up Mount Inasayama is not operating from May 7, 2015 until February 5, 2016 due to renovation works. The summit remains accessible by substitute bus, taxi and car.

Mount Inasa (Inasayama) is a 333 meter high mountain in close distance to Nagasaki's city center.

The summit can be reached by ropeway, bus or car and offers great views over the city. In fact, the night views from Mount Inasa are ranked among Japan's three best night views besides the views from Mount Hakodate and Mount Rokko. Several television and radio antennas and an observation deck with restaurant are located at the summit.

Get There and Around

By ropeway

The ropeway up Mount Inasayama does not operate from May 7, 2015 until February 5, 2016 due to renovation works. During the daytime, substitute buses run between Nagasaki Station and the summit once per hour on weekends and once every two hours on weekdays. The fare is 1000 yen. In the evenings, buses will run between selected hotels in Nagasaki and the summit for 1300 yen. Reservations are required for the substitute buses.

By car or taxi

Parking is available at the summit of Mount Inasa (100 yen). The car ride from Nagasaki Station takes roughly 15 minutes, while a taxi ride costs around 2000 yen one way.

By bus

Nagasaki Bus runs 1-2 buses per hour between Nagasaki Station and Inasayama bus stop (15 minutes, 150 yen one way), but note that it is still a 15 minute climb from the bus stop to the summit.

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