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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). Gondolas depart every 15-20 minutes from 9:00 to 22:00. There are occasional periods when the ropeway is not running due to maintenance. The ropeway's lower station can be reached in five minutes from Nagasaki Station by frequently operating Nagasaki Bus (160 yen one way), by taxi, or in a 15 minute walk from the Takaramachi tram stop. In the evenings, a free shuttle bus operates between selected hotels, Nagasaki Station and the lower ropeway station.

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 lot is located at the summit but gets closed to regular cars in the evenings on weekends, public holidays and other busy days. A larger, free parking lot is found a 15-20 minute walk down from the summit. The "Slope Car", a monorail-like type 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 15-20 minute climb from the bus stop to the summit. Alternatively, the "Slope Car", a monorail-like type of transport, runs between the bus stop and the summit (9:00 to 22:00, 300 yen one way, 500 yen round trip).

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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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    • 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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    • HafH Nagasaki SAI
      Budget-friendly
      Boasting a shared lounge, terrace and views of city, HafH Nagasaki SAI is set in Nagasaki, 1.2 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. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Nagasaki Station, Oura Catholic Church and Glover Garden. The nearest airport is Nagasaki Airport, 37 km from HafH Nagasaki SAI.
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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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