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Mount Inasa (R, 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.

Getting there and around

By ropeway

The ropeway ride takes five minutes and costs 730 yen (one way) or 1250 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 15 minute walk from the Takaramachi tram stop.

By car or taxi

The car ride from Nagasaki Station takes roughly 15 minutes, while a taxi ride costs around 2000 yen one way. Parking is available around the summit of Mount Inasa. A small, paid parking is located at the summit, but is closed to regular cars on Saturday evenings and in the evenings during major holidays. A larger, free parking lot is found a 15-20 minute walk down from the summit. The "Slope Car" a monorail-like means of transport runs between the free parking lot and the summit (9:00 to 22:00, 300 yen one way, 500 yen round trip).

By bus

Nagasaki Bus runs 1-2 buses per hour between Nagasaki Station and Inasayama bus stop (15 minutes, 190 yen one way), but note that it is still a 15 minute climb from the bus stop to the summit.

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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, every room is fitted with a desk. Popular points of interest near Mezame Hostel include Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, Peace Park and 26 Martyrs Museum. The nearest airport is Nagasaki Airport, 17 km from the accommodation.
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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 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. The units will provide guests with a microwave. Popular points of interest near the hostel 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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    • 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, a hairdryer and free toiletries. 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, 18 km from GRAND BASE Nagasaki City.
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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 and all rooms are equipped with an iPad. 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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    • 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, a hairdryer and free toiletries. 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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    • Hotel New Nagasaki
      Luxury
      A 3-minute walk from JR Nagasaki Train Station and Amu Plaza, Hotel New Nagasaki features air-conditioned rooms with private bathrooms. Guests can enjoy international cuisines at one of the 3 on-site restaurants. Free WiFi is available throughout the property, including guestrooms. All rooms come with a TV, work desk, an electric kettle and a tea set. Wired internet is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge. The on-site beauty salon provides beauty treatment services. Guests can relax also relax with a massage. The computers in the lobby can be used for free. Nishikisabo Restaurant serves Japanese cuisine and Torin Restaurant offers Chinese dishes. Restaurant Hydrangea offers Western cuisine. A Western and Japanese-style breakfast buffet is served on the 13th floor, which features a great view. Drinks are served at the Moon Light bar. Hotel New Nagasaki is a 50-minute drive from Nagasaki Airport. The ferry terminal is a 15-minute walk away. Guests can enjoy panoramic night views of the city from the observation deck on the Nagasaki Ropeway, which is a 10-minute ride away on the free shuttle.
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