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.
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:
Travelers who come by train usually get off at Nagasaki station, from where they can transfer to the city's tram network.
The nearest and most convenient airport is Nagasaki airport
by car: approximately 50 minutes
by public transport: approximately 50 minutes
We recommend staying here between two and three days.
The swimming season on mainland Japan is usually between July and August.
The hiking season in this area typically runs from Spring until Autumn.
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.