Mount Inasa (稲佐山, Inasayama) is a 333 meter high mountain close 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.
The ropeway ride takes five minutes and costs 720 yen (one way) or 1230 yen (round trip). A discount coupon is available online. Operation hours are from 9:00 to 22:00. There are occasional periods when the ropeway is not running due to maintenance. Gondolas depart every 15-20 minutes. The ropeway's lower station can be reached in less than ten minutes from Nagasaki Station by frequently operating Nagasaki Bus, by taxi, or in a five minute walk from the Takaramachi tram stop.
By car or taxi
Nagasaki Bus runs 1-2 buses per hour between Nagasaki Station and Inasayama bus stop (15 minutes, 180 yen one way), but note that it is still a 15 minute climb from the bus stop to the summit.