Located at a height of 333 meters, Mount Inasa offers a majestic 360° view of Nagasaki City and the Sea of Japan. Mount Inasa is a place you must visit while in Nagasaki, especially at night. From the observation deck at the top of the mountain, one can watch the entire city and harbour as well as gain a clear view of some of the other amazing geographic sites nearby such as the famous Goto Island and Mount Unzen. At night, the buildings from Nagasaki City form a fountain of light that can be seen from the viewpoint. If you arrive there early enough, you can also catch a wonderful sunset view along with the nighttime one. In 2012, this Nagasaki nightscape was rated by the World Night View Summit as one of the top 3 most spectacular night views in the world. Car parks are available and there is a restaurant at the top of the mountain. It offers delicious local dishes like Nagasaki champon (a noodle dish with pork and vegetables) at counter seats along the window so that you can enjoy the view while eating. Mount Inasa is open all year round, however access to the mountain by Cable car or Ropeway operates from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at a fee of around 730 yen one-way and 1,250 yen, respectively, round trip.
- 364 Inasa-machi, Nagasaki, 852-8011
The closest tram stop is Takara-machi Station. From there it is about 13 minute walk to Fuchi Shrine Station. That is where you can access the Nagasaki Ropeway that will take you to the Mt. Inasa Observation Platform.
- 9AM-10PM all year round There is a break period every year in early December due to regular maintenance.
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