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How to travel between Nagasaki and Tokyo

By train

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 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 130 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 500 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 Tsukimachi tram stop, it is sometimes necessary to transfer between lines 1 and 5. Therefore, transferring passengers can ask for a transfer ticket when exiting a tram at Tsukimachi in order to avoid paying twice. Hand the transfer ticket to the driver of the second tram when exiting.

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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    • Mezame Hostel
      Budget-friendly
      Mezame Hostel is located in Nagasaki, 2.8 km from Nagasaki Museum of History and 2.3 km from Urakami Cathedral. 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, a shared lounge and luggage storage 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, 17 km from Mezame Hostel.
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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. Continental and Full English/Irish breakfast options are available every morning at the hostel. Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum is 4 km from HafH Nagasaki SAI, while Peace Park is 5 km from the property. The nearest airport is Nagasaki Airport, 19 km from the accommodation.
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    • Nisshokan Bettei Koyotei
      Luxury
      Nisshokan Bettei Koyotei is located in the Nagasaki Area, a 10-minute drive from Nagasaki Peace Park. Featuring views of the beautiful Nagasaki, it offers a public bath and free parking. Bettei Koyotei Nisshokan is a 15-minute drive from Glover Garden. JR Nagasaki Train Station is a 5-minute drive from the hotel, and a free shuttle is provided. The Japanese-style guestrooms offer both air-conditioning and heating facilities, and an en suite bathroom. Each room is equipped with a fridge, tea/coffee making facilities and a TV with cable channels. Guests can take a relaxing bath while enjoying the views of Nagasaki. There is a gift shop on-site. A Japanese breakfast set can be enjoyed in rooms. Drinks can be purchased from the vending machine on-site.
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    • ROUTE - Cafe and Petit Hostel
      Budget-friendly
      ROUTE - Cafe and Petit Hostel is located in Nagasaki, 2.6 km from Glover Garden and 4.2 km from Urakami Cathedral. The property is set 3.1 km from Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, 3.7 km from Peace Park and 2.5 km from Oura Catholic Church. The accommodation offers a shared kitchen, and luggage storage for guests. At the hostel all rooms are equipped with bed linen and towels. Guests at ROUTE - Cafe and Petit Hostel will be able to enjoy activities in and around Nagasaki, like cycling. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Nagasaki Museum of History, 26 Martyrs Museum and Fukusaiji Temple. The nearest airport is Nagasaki Airport, 18 km from ROUTE - Cafe and Petit Hostel.
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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 Forza Nagasaki
      Mid-range
      Opened in September 2014, Hotel Forza Nagasaki is non-smoking hotel located in the centre of Nagasaki, a 3-minute stroll from Shianbashi area and China Town. The hotel offers free WiFi access. Rooms at Nagasaki Forza Hotel come with a flat-screen TV, a refrigerator and a trouser press. Private bathroom includes a shower, a bath and free toiletries. At Hotel Forza Nagasaki you will find a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage service. Guests are able to dine at the on-site restaurant or shop at the mall on the lower levels of the building. The hotel is a minute walk from Kanko Dori Dentei Stop on Nagasaki Dentetsu. It is a 5-minute drive to Nagasaki Museum of History and to Nagasaki Train Station. Nagasaki Airport is a 45-minute drive away.
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    • JR Kyushu Hotel Nagasaki
      Mid-range
      Conveniently located to JR Nagasaki Station and Amu Plaza Nagasaki Shopping Mall, JR Kyushu Hotel Nagasaki features modern rooms with a flat-screen TV, electric kettle and bathroom with bath, shower and free toiletries. Free Wi-Fi is available at all areas. A relaxing massage can be arranged at an additional fee. Other guest facilities include a coin launderette and a beverage vending machine. Suwa Shrine and Heiwa Park are a 10-minute drive from JR Kyushu Hotel Nagasaki. A 45-minute drive leads to Nagasaki Airport. The hotel is located above Amu Plaza Nagasaki Shopping Mall, which offers various restaurant options.
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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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    • Ambiera Doza
      Mid-range
      Located in Nagasaki, near Nagasaki Museum of History, Oura Catholic Church and Glover Garden, Ambiera Doza features free WiFi. All units here are air-conditioned and feature a flat-screen TV, a living room, a well-equipped kitchen with a dining area, and a private bathroom with bidet, slippers and a hairdryer. A microwave, a fridge and stovetop are also provided, as well as a kettle. Popular points of interest near the aparthotel include Minato Park, Nagasaki Dejima and Sofukuji Temple. The nearest airport is Nagasaki Airport, 20 km from Ambiera Doza.
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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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