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Getting to Nagasaki

By train
  • 7-8 h
  • ¥26,000 - 28,000
Covered by: Japan Rail Pass

Take the JR Tokaido/Sanyo Shinkansen from Tokyo to Fukuoka's Hakata Station (5-6 hours). From Hakata, take the "Relay Kamome" limited express train (60 minutes) and Nishikyushu Shinkansen (25 minutes) via Takeo Onsen to Nagasaki.

When using a direct Nozomi train along the Tokaido/Sanyo Shinkansen, the entire journey takes about 7 hours. The one way fare is around 26,000 to 28,000 yen. Japan Rail Pass holders need to pay a supplement fee on Nozomi trains, but the pass fully covers the trip if done by Hikari and Sakura trains, although it will require about 8 hours and an additional transfer of trains at Shin-Osaka Station.

By air
  • 4.5 h
  • ¥9,000 - 46,000

JAL, ANA and Solaseed are operating frequent flights between Tokyo's Haneda Airport and Nagasaki Airport, while Jetstar connects Nagasaki with Narita Airport. Flight time is approximately two hours. The regular one way fare of JAL and ANA is around 44,000 yen, but discount offers are usually available for around 13,500 to 33,000 yen. The fares of Solaseed are typically 20 percent lower than the ones by JAL and ANA, while fares by Jetstar start around 7,000 yen one way. Nagasaki Airport is located 45 minutes outside of central Nagasaki by bus. The ride costs 1200 yen one way.

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Above fees and schedules are subject to change. Be sure to check current yen exchange rates.

Getting around

Nagasaki is most easily navigated by tram and on foot. The city center with most major tourist attractions is situated about one kilometer (or five minutes by tram) southeast of Nagasaki Station. Among the major sights, only the Peace Park is not centrally located, several kilometers (or ten minutes by tram) north of Nagasaki Station in the Urakami district.

Trams

Nagasaki is served by four tram lines. Operated by Nagasaki Electric Tramway, the tram lines provide easy access to most of the city's main attractions and run approximately every 5-8 minutes from 6:00 to 23:00.

Enter the tram through the rear door and exit through the front door. Pay the driver when exiting. One ride costs a flat 140 yen per ride regardless of how far you travel. A 1-day pass for unlimited use of trams on one calendar day is available for 600 yen.

The tram network is designed in a way in which it is possible to reach almost any tram stop from any other tram stop without the need of a transfer.

Only at the Shinchi-Chinatown and Shiminkaikan tram stops, it is sometimes necessary to transfer between different lines. To do so without paying extra for the second ride, it is necessary to pay the fare with an IC card (such as Suica, Icoca or Nimoca) within 30 minutes of alighting and boarding. Paper transfer tickets were abolished in April 2021.

Buses

Nagasaki is also served by a network of city buses, operated by Nagasaki Bus. However, the average visitor is unlikely to use buses, except maybe for accessing Mount Inasa.

Nagasaki Airport

Nagasaki Airport is located about 30 kilometers northeast of the city center. The one way journey from the airport to Nagasaki Station by bus takes 45 minutes and costs 1200 yen. There are departures every twenty minutes.

Hotels around Nagasaki

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    • Hilton Nagasaki
      Luxury
      Located 400 metres from Nagasaki Station, Hilton Nagasaki offers 5-star accommodation in Nagasaki and features a fitness centre, a restaurant and a bar. Featuring a spa and wellness centre, the hotel is close to several noted attractions, around 1.1 km from Fukusaiji Temple and around 800 metres from 26 Martyrs Museum. The property is non-smoking and is set 1.4 km from Nagasaki Museum of History. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a desk, a kettle, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a TV and a private bathroom with a shower. All units include a wardrobe. A buffet breakfast is available daily at Hilton Nagasaki. Languages spoken at the reception include English and Japanese. Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum is 2.8 km from the accommodation, while Peace Park is 3.4 km away. The nearest airport is Nagasaki Airport, 39 km from Hilton Nagasaki.
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    • ROUTE - Cafe and Petit Hostel
      Budget-friendly
      ROUTE - Cafe and Petit Hostel is located in Nagasaki, within 3.1 km of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and 3.7 km of Peace Park. This 2-star hostel offers a shared kitchen, luggage storage space and free WiFi. The property is non-smoking and is set 300 metres from Nagasaki Station. All rooms are fitted with a kettle, while some rooms come with a kitchen with a stovetop. At the hostel all rooms are equipped with bed linen and towels. The area is popular for cycling, and bike hire is available at ROUTE - Cafe and Petit Hostel. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Nagasaki Museum of History, 26 Martyrs Museum and Fukusaiji Temple. The nearest airport is Nagasaki Airport, 39 km from ROUTE - Cafe and Petit Hostel.
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    • Dormy Inn Premium Nagasaki Ekimae
      Luxury
      Dormy Inn Premium Nagasaki Ekimae is set in Nagasaki, 3 km from Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and 3.6 km from Peace Park. With a restaurant, the 4-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. Private parking is available on site. At the hotel, every room is equipped with a desk and a flat-screen TV. At Dormy Inn Premium Nagasaki Ekimae the rooms are equipped with bed linen and towels. The accommodation provides a range of facilities such as a spa and wellness centre including a sauna. Languages spoken at the reception include English and Japanese. Popular points of interest near Dormy Inn Premium Nagasaki Ekimae include Nagasaki Station, Nagasaki Museum of History and Fukusaiji Temple. The nearest airport is Nagasaki Airport, 38 km from the hotel.
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    • Garden Terrace Nagasaki Hotel & Resort
      Luxury
      Located in Mount Inasa, boasting skyline view of Nagasaki city, Garden Terrace Nagasaki Hotel & Resort in Nagasaki has a number of amenities including a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a bar. With free WiFi, this hotel offers free shuttle service and a 24-hour front desk. Nagasaki Station is a 10-minute drive away, while the property is a 15-minute drive from Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum. All air-conditioned units at the hotel come with a flat-screen TV with cable channels and Blu-ray player, a coffee machine and a fridge. All rooms has an ocean view with a terrace. The private bathroom with includes a bathrobe, hairdryer and free toiletries. This hotel offers guests a relaxing experience with on-site spa services at "SPA RICH". This hotel offers a Japanese-style cuisine and tempura restaurant "Akizuki", French restaurant "Restaurant Forest", Sushi restaurant "Tenku" and Teppanyaki-grill restaurant "Chikusai". Guests can choose from Japanese-style or Western-style breakfast every morning at this hotel. Popular points of interest near Garden Terrace Nagasaki include a 15-minute drive to Peace Park and 20-minute drive to Glover Garden.
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    • hotel H2 TRIP&BUSINESS NAGASAKI
      Mid-range
      Located in Nagasaki and with Nagasaki Museum of History reachable within 1.3 km, hotel H2 TRIP&BUSINESS NAGASAKI provides concierge services, non-smoking rooms, a shared lounge, free WiFi throughout the property and a terrace. Featuring a 24-hour front desk, this property also provides guests with a restaurant. Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum is 3.9 km from the hotel and Peace Park is 4.6 km away. Guest rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge, a kettle, a bidet, free toiletries and a desk. At the hotel each room comes with bed linen and towels. The daily breakfast offers continental, American or Asian options. Popular points of interest near hotel H2 TRIP&BUSINESS NAGASAKI include Nagasaki Station, Oura Catholic Church and Glover Garden. The nearest airport is Nagasaki Airport, 38 km from the accommodation.
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    • GRAND BASE Nagasaki Chukagai
      Mid-range
      A sustainable property, GRAND BASE Nagasaki Chukagai is located in Nagasaki near Nagasaki Station, Nagasaki Museum of History and Oura Catholic Church. This 3-star aparthotel offers full-day security, private check-in and check-out and free WiFi. The aparthotel features family rooms. Accommodation is fitted with air conditioning, a fully equipped kitchen with a dining area, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with bidet, slippers and a hair dryer. A microwave, a fridge and kitchenware are also provided, as well as a kettle. The units include a desk. Popular points of interest near the aparthotel include Glover Garden, Minato Park and Nagasaki Dejima. The nearest airport is Nagasaki Airport, 38 km from GRAND BASE Nagasaki Chukagai.
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    • THE GLOBAL VIEW Nagasaki
      Luxury
      Featuring massage services, 3 restaurants and a concierge, THE GLOBAL VIEW Nagasaki is situated right outside Takaramachi Tram Station, which is the 2nd station from Nagasaki Station. WiFi is accessible in all areas of the hotel and rooms include a private bathroom and a flat-screen TV. Guests at THE GLOBAL VIEW Nagasaki stay in contemporary rooms with a fridge and safe with complimentary green and black teas. The private bathroom has a bathtub and toiletries, while pajamas are provided. JR Nagasaki Train Station is an 8-minute walk away. Guests can also take a sight-seeing bus from the front side of this hotel. Nagasaki Peace Park and Urakami Cathedral are 10-minutes away via car, while Nagasaki Airport is a 50-minute ride away on the express bus service. The Kitchen boasts 15th floor views of Nagasaki City and serves a sumptuous Japanese and Western breakfast buffet comprised from over 40 different dishes. Coffee and snacks are served at Cafe de Bijoux.
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    • Candeo Hotels Nagasaki Shinchi Chinatown
      Luxury
      Candeo Hotels Nagasaki Shinchi Chinatown is located in Nagasaki, within 4 km of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and 4.6 km of Peace Park. With a restaurant, the 4-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The property is non-smoking and is set 1.5 km from Nagasaki Station. The units in the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV. At Candeo Hotels Nagasaki Shinchi Chinatown all rooms are fitted with bed linen and towels. The daily breakfast offers buffet, American or Asian options. The accommodation offers a range of wellness facilities including a sauna, a hot tub and a spa centre. Speaking English and Japanese, staff are always on hand to help at the 24-hour front desk. Popular points of interest near Candeo Hotels Nagasaki Shinchi Chinatown include Nagasaki Museum of History, Oura Catholic Church and Glover Garden. The nearest airport is Nagasaki Airport, 38 km from the hotel.
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    • Luke Plaza Hotel
      Luxury
      Located on Inasa Mountain, Luke Plaza Hotel features spectacular views from its comfortable rooms, restaurant and bar. It provides a free shuttle service that takes 7 minutes to/from JR Nagasaki Station. Free Wifi is available throughout the property, and free parking is available. Spacious, carpeted rooms feature a seating area with tranquil garden views, or lively views of the city or harbour lights. Amenities include a flat-screen TV, a minibar and a bathrobe. Complimentary green tea is provided. The front desk at Hotel Luke Plaza is staffed 24 hours, and it offers fax and photocopying services. Drinks can be purchased throughout the day at vending machines. The restaurant features a breakfast buffet with a wide variety of Japanese and Western food. A relaxing tea time can be enjoyed at the bright cafe on the ground floor. Luke Plaza Hotel is a 5-minute drive from the top of Inasa Mountain, which is famous for its night views. It's a 10-minute walk from the Inasa Goshin-ji Temple.
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    • Mezame Hostel
      Budget-friendly
      Located in Nagasaki, within 1 km of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and 1.6 km of Peace Park, Mezame Hostel provides accommodation with a bar. With a shared lounge, the 1-star hostel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a shared bathroom. The property is non-smoking and is set 1.7 km from Nagasaki Station. At the hostel, each room comes with a desk. At Mezame Hostel every room is fitted with bed linen and towels. Nagasaki Museum of History is 2.8 km from the accommodation, while Urakami Cathedral is 1.6 km away. The nearest airport is Nagasaki Airport, 37 km from Mezame Hostel.
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