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Address: Inasamachi, Nagasaki 852-8011, Nagasaki Prefecture
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Mt. Inasa

Mount Inasa (Inasayama) is a 333 meter high mountain in close distance to Nagasaki's city center. The summit can be reached by ropeway, bus or car and offers great views over the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Mount Inasa (Inasayama) is a 333 meter high mountain in close distance 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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Go at night! It is absolutely beautiful. You can see the whole city is lit up and I would really recommend going the night before you leave the city. It really kicks in the nostalgia.

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Thank Morgan M
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The view from here is really amazing. The city looks so beautiful from up here. I would recommend to come just before sunset. The changing colors as the sunsets makes the view very dramatic. Also, all the city lights start to come on, so you literally see the city slowly light up. Definitely worth the drive up. Please note that... More 

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Thank 555_Travel
Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hard to recommend this trip to see the lights. It's a drive up and back and a short stop to climb up to the highest point and see the city lights. Not really our thing, pretty enough but just city lights

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Thank Von1955
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was simply great to take the cable car up Mt. Inasa in the evening and take photos of Nakasaki at night. I would love to have seen these views at sunset and during the day, but maybe another time - after all Nakasaki was my co-favourite city in Japan, with Tokyo. Even in late April, it was pretty cold... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful view. With the ropeway closed till Feb(?), there were only few options left to the top. Taxi was a bit expensive and you have to ask the driver to wait for you. A scheduled tour bus operating in front of the train station was out of the question as we had to book early for the perfect time. The... More 

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Thank Thomas F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You'll have a great view over the entire Nagasaki area from up here, giving useful perspectives if you have already visited various other landmarks in the town. You'll also realise how hilly the region is, and how varied the shape of the coastline is. The sun set while we are there, which provided a show in itself.

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Thank Tariq K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As the title said, night view from the observation tower at top of Mt. Inasa looking across the river down to the city of Nagasaki is so stunning. Unlike the other famous night view of Mt. Hakodate (Hokkaido) with water lining on both sides of the peninsula, Nagasaki city lies along both sides of the river instead, with large and... More 

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Thank Vasin P
Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Accessible from Nagasaki City Center and JR Nagasaki Station by public bus, followed by a short 15 minute walk to the observation tower. Highly recommended for photographers keen to capture a spectacular night view of Nagasaki Port and the surroundings. This is one of the "Big 3" Japan night views, and having been to all 3, Mt. Inasa definitely has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Nagasaki has been enlisted to be one of the three cities that boast the best night views on earth since 2012. Mountain Isana is where people enjoy the spectacular view. On the top of the mountain is a small tower, where tourists may fully enjoy the view as walking up in spiral slope. On the ground floor was a souvenir... More 

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