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Inasamachi, Nagasaki 852-8011, Nagasaki Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The observation tower is free (which surprised me) and it closes at 10pm. We spent about 20-30 mins up there as there is only so much you can look at and take pics of. But it is well worth it.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank deltahater
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best time to visit is just before sunset as you get to see day and night view of the city. Very beautiful view from the top. it is very windy and cold, so just be prepared. there is a restaurant and gift shop as well...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Evening view of Nagasaki City is gorgeous from the view point. There is a ropeway to reach there. But a little bit of hiking. It was windy during November 2018. Warm cloths must if you want to stay for long time.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Greatest view of Nagasaki even on an overcast day. There is a restaurant at the top of the observation building for dinner with a view.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank alizabethn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice evening views of Nagasaki Recommend a selfie Very peaceful and panoramic Take the train up and down

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 56decland
Reviewed February 10, 2019

We took the cable car up Mt Inasa just before sunset to look out on the observation deck. Take warm clothing cause as the sun sets it does get cold & blustery.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Boho1979
Reviewed February 10, 2019

Mount Inasa Observatory was our first sightseeing spot with its spectacular view of Nagasaki harbor. As the ropeway was bit expensive, we took the city bus that took us to the parking lot of the observatory which was a nice ride offering decent views of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank thelonious22
Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

It offers panoramic vistas of this beautiful city. Cars are allowed up to the observation tower although we walked from the lower level car park.There's a nice cafe and restaurant, and the building is served with an elevator. The night view is just as fantastic.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bornean
Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

Went there around 5.30 to wait for sunset & the night view. Get a good spot before the crowds come in at night. It’s indeed a stunning view,360 degrees of whole Nagasaki & even the outer islands as the weather is so good. Definitely worth...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 30, 2019

The entrance station can be hard to find on foot. I wondered around in the dark and nearly gave up. The tram ride up was fast and informative. The guide recognized an English speaker and activated the translation for me. Excellent customer service!

Date of experience: January 2019
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April 9, 2017|
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Response from GLee73 | Reviewed this property |
You can drive all the way up to the top of Mt Inasa and there are some parking spaces (about 20 only).
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February 20, 2017|
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Response from 521emilym | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, as I took shuttle bus from JR station to the cable car station via tourist information centre
January 14, 2017|
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Response from Myo M | Reviewed this property |
If you can get to Nagasaki Station, there's bus No. 5 right outside it that will take you to like more than halfway up the mountain and you can walk up for like 20 minutes from where you get off the bus; that will be cheaper... More