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Special Feature NAGASAKI JAPAN THE ENJOYABLE WAY

From Huis Ten Bosch to cruises and aquariums, as well as a wealth of picturesque natural scenery, Nagasaki has many sightseeing spots to delight both young and old!

DAY 1
11:00

1

Kujukushima Pearl Sea Resort(About 3 hours required, including lunch)

This resort park is the gateway to the Kujuku Islands in Saikai National Park. It serves as a base for a myriad of experiences in this marine wonderland, including cruises around the islands, and sea excursions by sailboat or kayak. The resort features facilities such as the Umi Kirara Kujukushima Aquarium, as well as shops and restaurants, providing plenty of fun for the whole family.

Open:
[Aquarium] 9:00 - 18:00 (March to October), 9:00 - 17:00 (November to February)
[Cruises] 10:00/11:00/11:30/13:00/14:00/14:30/15:00
*Shops and restaurants vary by establishment
Access:
About 20 minutes by bus from Sasebo Station (get off at Kujukushima Suizokukan bus stop)
Address:
1008 Kashimae-cho, Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture
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The dolphin shows at the Umi Kirara Kujukushima Aquarium will blow you away! Kujukushima Pearl Sea Resort (Umi Kirara Aquarium)
You can also try shelling pearl oysters, and take home the pearls you find (fee required)

50 min.

15:00

2

Huis Ten Bosch(A half day to a day required)

This accommodation-style resort sits next to the scenic Omura Bay, and its spacious grounds feature various flowers that bloom from season to season. The canal that flows through the stately brick cityscape there is sure to soothe the soul and calm the mind. Inside you will find restaurants, shops, and amusement facilities, as well as hotels and art galleries, providing everything you need to enjoy resort life to the fullest.

Open:
9:00 - 22:00 *varies by season
Access:
About 20 minutes from JR Sasebo Station (get off at JR Huis Ten Bosch Station)
About 1 hour 2 minutes from JR Nagasaki Station (get off at JR Huis Ten Bosch Station)
Address:
1-1 Huis Ten Bosch Machi, Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture
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The awe-inspiring 13 million lights make this the world's biggest illuminated display. Try the new "Bungee Jump of Light "attraction, where you dive into a sea of lights.

110 min.

11:00
DAY 2

3

Matsuura Historical Museum (tea ceremony experience)(About 1 hour required)

A residence built in 1893 that was home to the Matsuura clan, lords of the Hirado Domain. It now houses a historical museum. You can experience the tea ceremony at Kanun-tei on the residence grounds.

Open:
8:00 - 17:30
Closed:
December 29 - January 1
Access:
About 1 hour 20 minutes from Sasebo Station by bus (get off at Hiradoguchi-Sanbashi)
Address:
12 Kagamigawa-cho, Hirado, Nagasaki Prefecture
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Visitors can try on armor or "uchikake" formal overgarments free of charge. This is the perfect opportunity to take a photo to commemorate your visit.

10 min.

14:30

4

St. Francis Xavier Memorial Church in Hirado(About 15 minutes required)

This church in the downtown area has come to symbolize Hirado. One of the most iconic sights in the city, the view of St. Francis Xavier Memorial Church interspersed with the surrounding temples blends West and East into one, giving a sense of Hirado's history as a place influenced by interaction with foreign lands.

Open:
6:00 - 17:00 (*viewing not possible until 10:00 on Sundays due to mass)
Access:
About 15 minutes on foot from Hirado-Sanbashi
Address:
269 Kagamigawa-cho, Hirado, Nagasaki Prefecture
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Don't miss out on trying the high-grade, tender, and sweet-tasting Hirado Beef!

30 min.

15:30

5

Kawachi Pass(About 30 minutes required)

This vast grassland stretches out over around 30 hectares. In spring, the Hirado azaleas are a sight to behold, while in summer the flourishing grassland looks like a sea of green. In fall, Japanese pampas grass carpets the land. This Hirado mainstay is a spot that can be enjoyed throughout the year.

Access:
About 10 minutes by car from Matsuura Railway Tabira-Hiradoguchi Station
Address:
39-3 Ono-cho, Hirado, Nagasaki Prefecture
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You can see fantastic scenery here all year round. The best times to go are during the verdant spring and summer, or in fall when the Japanese pampas grass is in full effect.

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Provided by Masayuki Nakashima
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