Discover Nagasaki

Experience the beauty and cosmopolitan charm of Nagasaki, a city with something for everyone. Enjoy breathtaking harbor views and explore the many parks scattered throughout the city. Indulge in the vibrant city life, with its bustling streets and diverse array of eateries. Don't miss this hidden gem during your visit to Japan.

Things to see and do

Tours and Activities


Getting around in Nagasaki

The best way to get around in Nagasaki is by public transportation or on foot.
Though, Nagasaki is also home to some nearby smaller islands, for which travelers will need a ferry to get to. 

Travelers can opt to buy the following pass to get around:

  • Nagasaki 1-Day Tram Pass

    • Coverage: all tram lines within Nagasaki City

    • Duration: 1 day

    • Price: 500 Yen

    • Where to buy: Nagasaki station

Getting to Nagasaki

Travelers who come by train usually get off at Nagasaki station, from where they can transfer to the city's tram network. 

Valid rail passes:

Rental cars:


Nearest airport:
The nearest and most convenient airport is Nagasaki airport

  • by car: approximately 50 minutes

  • by public transport: approximately 50 minutes

How long to stay in Nagasaki

We recommend staying here between two and three days.

Hotels in Nagasaki

Flights to Nagasaki

Nearest airport:
The nearest and most convenient airport is Nagasaki airport

  • by car: approximately 50 minutes

  • by public transport: approximately 50 minutes

Seasonal information


The swimming season on mainland Japan is usually between July and August. 



The hiking season in this area typically runs from Spring until Autumn.

Scenic rides:

  • Gunkanjima landing cruise: click here for the most up-to-date information.

  • Inasadake ropeway: click here for the most up-to-date information.

Festivals in Nagasaki

There are several festivals here throughout the year. Please be advised that the following list is based upon previous entries of those festivals and that the dates might have changed slightly in the following year. It is also possible that the entire festival is cancelled in the case of heavy rainfall or a natural disaster. Please check with the official organisers' website for the most up-to-date information. 
For the exact location of any of the festivals listed here, you can consult our map above by clicking on the icon in the upper most corner of the map to open the map legend. Festivals are hidden by default but can be made visible by clicking on the "Festivals" checkbox in the map legend.

  • Nagasaki Minato Festival

    • Date: July 27th and 28t

    • Time: 20:30 - ???

  • Nagasaki Kunchi Festival

    • Date: October 7th and 9th

  • Nagasaki Electric Tramway Festival

    • Date: November 17th

    • Time: 10:00 - 16:00

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Day trips from Nagasaki

Nestled in Nagasaki, Unzen Onsen is Japan's first geopark, boasting a breathtaking volcanic landscape. Bathe in the mineral-rich waters of the hot springs while admiring the stunning surroundings. Delve into ...

Travel time:

Distance, km: 36.58

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Indulge in relaxation at Ureshino Onsen's numerous hot springs or ascend Mount Kokuzo for a breathtaking view of the town below. For the more adventurous, unleash your inner warrior at ...

Travel time:

Distance, km: 41.03

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The Yanagawa Canals serve as the primary attraction in this charming city. Discover Yanagawa by cruising its picturesque waterways, experiencing local culture, and admiring the stunning architecture along the way.

Travel time:

Distance, km: 69.49

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