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How to travel between Nagasaki and Tokyo

By train (until September 22, 2022)

Take the JR Tokaido/Sanyo Shinkansen from Tokyo to Fukuoka's Hakata Station and transfer to the JR Kamome limited express train to Nagasaki.

When using a direct Nozomi train along the Tokaido/Sanyo Shinkansen, the entire journey takes about 7.5 hours. Japan Rail Pass holders using Hikari and Sakura trains, will require about 8.5 hours and an additional transfer of trains at Shin-Osaka Station. The one way fare is around 26,000 to 27,500 yen, which compares to 29,650 yen for a 7-day Japan Rail Pass. The rail pass is valid on Hikari and Sakura trains, but not on Nozomi and Mizuho trains.

By train (from September 23, 2022)

On September 23, 2022, the Nishikyushu Shinkansen will start operation, which will change the way Nagasaki is accessed by train:

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. Japan Rail Pass holders using Hikari and Sakura trains, will require about 8 hours and an additional transfer of trains at Shin-Osaka Station. The one way fare is around 26,000 to 28,000 yen, which compares to 29,650 yen for a 7-day Japan Rail Pass. The rail pass is valid on Hikari and Sakura trains, but not on Nozomi and Mizuho trains.

By air via Nagasaki Airport

JAL, ANA and Solaseed are operating frequent flights between Tokyo's Haneda Airport and Nagasaki Airport, while Jetstar and Peach connect 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 Peach and Jetstar start around 6,500 yen one way.

Nagasaki Airport is located 45 minutes outside of central Nagasaki by bus. The ride costs 1000 yen one way.

By air via Fukuoka Airport

The Tokyo-Fukuoka route is the one of the world's busiest air route. Accordingly competition is fierce, resulting in the probability that flying from Tokyo to Fukuoka followed by a bus trip to Nagasaki comes cheaper than flying directly into Nagasaki Airport. From Fukuoka Airport, buses depart to Nagasaki every hour. The one way trip from Fukuoka Airport to Nagasaki takes 2.5 hours and costs 2620 yen.

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 1000 yen. There are departures every twenty minutes.

Hotels around Nagasaki

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    • Dormy Inn Nagasaki Ekimae
      Luxury
      Set in Nagasaki, within 1.1 km of Nagasaki Museum of History and 3 km of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, Dormy Inn Nagasaki Ekimae offers a spa and wellness centre. Boasting a 24-hour front desk, this property also provides guests with a restaurant. Free WiFi is available and private parking can be arranged at an extra charge. At the hotel, the rooms are equipped with a desk. All guest rooms will provide guests with air conditioning, a safety deposit box and a flat-screen TV. A buffet breakfast is available every morning at Dormy Inn Nagasaki Ekimae. At the accommodation guests are welcome to take advantage of a sauna. Popular points of interest near Dormy Inn Nagasaki Ekimae include Fukusaiji Temple, 26 Martyrs Museum and Megane Bridge. The nearest airport is Nagasaki Airport, 37 km from the hotel.
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    • ROUTE - Cafe and Petit Hostel
      Budget-friendly
      ROUTE - Cafe and Petit Hostel is set in Nagasaki, 3.1 km from Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and 3.7 km from Peace Park. Among the facilities at this property are a shared kitchen and luggage storage space, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The hostel features family rooms. 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, 40 km from ROUTE - Cafe and Petit Hostel.
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    • i + Land Nagasaki
      Luxury
      Renovated in April 2018, i + Land Nagasaki is 18.5 km or a 40-minute drive from Nagasaki Station. A hot spring bath, sauna, garden and kids area are available for guests. The property provides a 24-hour front desk. An Asian breakfast is served daily at the property. Guests can make use of the sauna. Cycling is among the activities that guests can enjoy near the resort. Nagasaki Museum of History is 11 km from i + Land Nagasaki, while Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum is 11 km from the property. Nagasaki Airport is 27 km away.
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    • GRAND BASE Nagasaki Chukagai
      Mid-range
      Located in Nagasaki, near Nagasaki Museum of History, Oura Catholic Church and Glover Garden, GRAND BASE Nagasaki Chukagai features free WiFi. 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 hairdryer. A microwave and fridge are also provided, as well as a kettle. Popular points of interest near the aparthotel include Minato Park, Nagasaki Dejima and Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum. The nearest airport is Nagasaki Airport, 20 km from GRAND BASE Nagasaki Chukagai.
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    • Nagasaki Kagamiya
      Budget-friendly
      Nagasaki Kagamiya offers dorm beds and private Japanese rooms, a 5-minute walk from Hotarujaya Tram Station. It features a garden and a cosy shared lounge with free WiFi and a free-use internet pc. Ladiesf kimono rentals are available. Private rooms have a tatami (woven-straw) floor, on which guests sleep in traditional futon bedding. Shared dormitory rooms come with bunk beds. Toilets and bathrooms are shared.
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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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    • Mezame Hostel
      Budget-friendly
      Located within 2.8 km of Nagasaki Museum of History and 2.3 km of Urakami Cathedral, Mezame Hostel offers rooms in Nagasaki. With a bar, the 1-star hostel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a shared bathroom. The accommodation provides a shared kitchen and a shared lounge for guests. At the hostel, each room comes with a desk. At Mezame Hostel every room is fitted with bed linen and towels. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, Peace Park and 26 Martyrs Museum. The nearest airport is Nagasaki Airport, 38 km from Mezame Hostel.
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    • GRAND BASE Nagasaki City
      Mid-range
      Set within 300 metres of Nagasaki Museum of History and 3.5 km of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum in Nagasaki, GRAND BASE Nagasaki City offers accommodation with free WiFi and seating area. Accommodation is fitted with air conditioning, a fully equipped kitchen, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with bidet, slippers and a hairdryer. A microwave, a fridge and stovetop are also offered, as well as a kettle. Popular points of interest near the aparthotel include Fukusaiji Temple, Megane Bridge and Suwa Shrine. The nearest airport is Nagasaki Airport, 37 km from GRAND BASE Nagasaki City.
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    • HafH Nagasaki SAI
      Budget-friendly
      Boasting a shared lounge, terrace and views of city, HafH Nagasaki SAI is set in Nagasaki, 1.3 km from Nagasaki Museum of History. With a bar, the 2-star hostel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. The hostel has family rooms. At the hostel the rooms are equipped with bed linen and towels. Continental and Full English/Irish breakfast options are available every morning at HafH Nagasaki SAI. Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum is 4 km from the accommodation, while Peace Park is 5 km from the property. The nearest airport is Nagasaki Airport, 38 km from HafH Nagasaki SAI.
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    • GRAND BASE Nagasaki Ekimae
      Mid-range
      Set in Nagasaki, near Nagasaki Museum of History, 26 Martyrs Museum and Fukusaiji Temple, GRAND BASE Nagasaki Ekimae features free WiFi. Accommodation is fitted with air conditioning, a fully equipped kitchen, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with bidet, slippers and a hairdryer. A microwave, a fridge and stovetop are also offered, as well as a kettle. Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum is 3.1 km from the aparthotel, while Peace Park is 3.7 km from the property. The nearest airport is Nagasaki Airport, 39 km from GRAND BASE Nagasaki Ekimae.
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