Mt. Inasayama – Nagasaki | Travel Information

Mt. Inasayama

Mt. Inasayama, located near the city center of Nagasaki – Nagasaki Prefecture, is a scenic mountain viewing area, offering one of the top three best night views in Japan. Mt. Inasayama is a popular date location as the views from the mountain top are simply mesmerizing, and creates a wholly romantic atmosphere on dates. From the 333m summit, you can see far and wide and it’s not hard to see why this viewing area is listed as one of the top views of Japan.

At the top of the mountain, you have the observation deck, various pathways offering different views, and a fancy restaurant looking out towards the city. It’s certainly worth checking out if your in the city of Nagasaki.

From the variety of ways to scale the mountain side to the observation areas, by far the Nagasaki Ropeway is the easiest and most relaxing way of reaching the summit. You can also walk up the mountain if you wanted to, which will take about an hour or just under depending on fitness levels. While the park is open around the clock, the Nagasaki Ropeway stops service at 10:00pm, and the restaurant closes at that time as well. You are more than welcome to use the outdoor observation deck after hours, but you will need to careful when heading down the mountain.

Hours and Admission (Nagasaki Ropeway)

  • Hours: 9:00am-10:00pm
  • 730JPY One way (1,250JPY Return)
  • Average Time Spent: 1hour
  • Official Website

Accessing Mt. Inasayama

The starting station for the Nagasaki Ropeway is at Fuchi Shrine. From Nagasaki Station to Fuchi Shrine Station, you will need to depart Nagasaki Station on the street car for two stops along the Nagasaki Denki No.1 line (Local Akasako) to Takaramachi Station. From there, Walk to traffic lights, make a left and head towards the bridge. Cross over the river and take the first right immediately after crossing the bridge. Continue on that road and when you get to the end of the baseball field, take a left, then take the next right, and you will be at the Fuchi Shrine Station.

Where To Stay

First Cabin Nagasaki

Nationwide chain of capsule hotels that provide comfortable places to stay for an affordable price.  A great choice for solo travellers.

JR Kyushu Hotel Nagasaki 

With the JR Nagasaki Station only minutes from your room, you can’t ask for a more convenient place to stay. 

Hotel Monterey Nagasaki

A classy and western style hotel to stay at that offers top quality service and meets every expectation for your hotel needs.

Nearby Attractions

Nagasaki Peace Park

The Nagasaki Peace Park is a quiet and peaceful green space in Nagasaki city that stands as a reminder of the atomic bombing of the city in during World War II. On August 9th, 1945, the United States of America dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Nagasaki, claiming around 40,000-80,000 lives.

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