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Bus details to Tenkaiho from JR Sasebo Station

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Bus details to Tenkaiho from JR Sasebo Station

Hi all,

While staying in Nagasaki, I'm planning to do a day trip to Sasebo.

I read that Tenkaiho have a great view of the islands.

Can anybody advice me on the bus details from JR Sasebo station.

Do I need to pay to enter the observatory?

I've checked the reviews for Tenkaiho but unfortunately they were written in Japanese.

Many thanks.

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Vancouver, Canada
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1. Re: Bus details to Tenkaiho from JR Sasebo Station

Daily bus service between Sasebo train station and Tenkaiho: 4 runs from station and 6 runs (7 during weekends and holidays) from Tenkaiho. The stop for Tenkaiho is 展海峰入口

…nagasaki.jp/koutuu/…TimeTable (weekdays)

…nagasaki.jp/koutuu/…TimeTable (weekends and holidays)

Admission to the open-air observatory is free. There is a small tower where you can go up further for a better view of the 99 islands. And if you are there during the right time in spring, there is also a circular flower park with rape blossoms.

Singapore, Singapore
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2. Re: Bus details to Tenkaiho from JR Sasebo Station

Hi William512,

Thanks for the replies.

Much appreciated :)

Vancouver, Canada
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3. Re: Bus details to Tenkaiho from JR Sasebo Station

Hi minghui79, forget to mention one thing.

The departure time for the bus back to Sasebo station is from the bus terminal at つくも苑 which is 3 stops further from Tenkaiho, so it should arrive Tenkaiho a bit later than the listed time. Upon arrival you can double check the timetable posted on the Tenkaiho bus stop.

Singapore, Singapore
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4. Re: Bus details to Tenkaiho from JR Sasebo Station

Thanks William512,

Will be mindful of that and keep track of the bus arrivial timing.

Cheers.

Kind regards.

Singapore, Singapore
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5. Re: Bus details to Tenkaiho from JR Sasebo Station

Dear William512,

I was looking at the bus schedule this afternoon.

May I check if you know how many bus stops away from JR Sasebo Station will take me to Tenkaiho itself?

Also, is the bus numbered or will it indicate つくも苑 as the destination when I board the bus from the JR Station.

Thanks a lot again.

Vancouver, Canada
Destination Expert
for Tohoku, Hokkaido
posts: 4,055
6. Re: Bus details to Tenkaiho from JR Sasebo Station

Sorry minghui79, I know very little about the bus to Tenkaiho as we drove there. I just found the bus link while we were researching the area. I manage to dig up another link which seems to list out all the stops along the way.

www.kyushu-bus.net/3_ngs/sasebo/sasebo1a.htm (Sasebo station to Tenkaiho)

www.kyushu-bus.net/3_ngs/sasebo/sasebo1b.htm (Tenkaiho to Sasebo station)

You can print out the above schedules and show the bus driver to be sure you are getting on the right bus. There is an email enquiry address but it is doubtful whether English is accepted.

koutuu-gyoumu@city.sasebo.lg.jp

Singapore, Singapore
posts: 307
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7. Re: Bus details to Tenkaiho from JR Sasebo Station

Thanks William again,

You have been very helpful with my queries :)

Much appreciated over here.

Kindest regards,

Vancouver, Canada
Destination Expert
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8. Re: Bus details to Tenkaiho from JR Sasebo Station

Hi minghui, here are some of our trip photos of Tenkaihou. Enjoy your visit!

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https:/…5452330464476573794

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