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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 (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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    • 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 Station, Nagasaki Museum of History and 26 Martyrs Museum. The nearest airport is Nagasaki Airport, 38 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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    • Dormy Inn Premium Nagasaki Ekimae
      Luxury
      Set in Nagasaki, within 400 metres of Nagasaki Station and less than 1 km of Nagasaki Museum of History, Dormy Inn Premium 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 Premium Nagasaki Ekimae. At the accommodation guests are welcome to take advantage of a sauna. Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum is 3 km from Dormy Inn Premium Nagasaki Ekimae, while Peace Park is 3.6 km from the property. The nearest airport is Nagasaki Airport, 38 km from the hotel.
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    • GRAND BASE Nagasaki Chukagai
      Mid-range
      Located in Nagasaki, near Nagasaki Station, Nagasaki Museum of History and Oura Catholic Church, 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 Glover Garden, Minato Park and Nagasaki Dejima. The nearest airport is Nagasaki Airport, 37 km from GRAND BASE Nagasaki Chukagai.
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    • GRAND BASE Nagasaki
      Mid-range
      Situated 1.8 km from Nagasaki Station in Nagasaki, GRAND BASE Nagasaki features accommodation with air conditioning and free WiFi. All units come with a seating area, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with slippers, bidet and shower. A microwave, a fridge and stovetop are also offered, as well as a kettle. Popular points of interest near the aparthotel include Nagasaki Museum of History, Oura Catholic Church and Glover Garden. The nearest airport is Nagasaki Airport, 37 km from GRAND BASE Nagasaki.
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    • Hilton Nagasaki
      Luxury
      Hilton Nagasaki features a restaurant, fitness centre, a bar and spa and wellness centre in Nagasaki. This 5-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and a concierge service. The property is located 2.8 km from Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and 3.4 km from Peace Park. 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. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Nagasaki Station, Nagasaki Museum of History and Fukusaiji Temple. The nearest airport is Nagasaki Airport, 38 km from Hilton Nagasaki.
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    • Candeo Hotels Nagasaki Shinchi Chinatown
      Luxury
      Set in Nagasaki, within 1.5 km of Nagasaki Station and 1.6 km of Nagasaki Museum of History, Candeo Hotels Nagasaki Shinchi Chinatown provides accommodation with a spa and wellness centre. With a restaurant, the 4-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space for guests. 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. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a buffet breakfast. Candeo Hotels Nagasaki Shinchi Chinatown offers 4-star accommodation with a sauna and hot tub. Popular points of interest near the hotel include Oura Catholic Church, Glover Garden and Nagasaki Dejima. The nearest airport is Nagasaki Airport, 37 km from Candeo Hotels Nagasaki Shinchi Chinatown.
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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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    • GRAND BASE Nagasaki City
      Mid-range
      Set within 200 metres of Nagasaki Museum of History and less than 1 km of Nagasaki Station 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. Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum is 3.5 km from the aparthotel, while Peace Park is 4.1 km from the property. The nearest airport is Nagasaki Airport, 35 km from GRAND BASE Nagasaki City.
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    • GRAND BASE Nagasaki Ekimae
      Mid-range
      Set within 300 metres of Nagasaki Station and less than 1 km of Nagasaki Museum of History in Nagasaki, GRAND BASE Nagasaki Ekimae 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. 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, 38 km from GRAND BASE Nagasaki Ekimae.
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