A city with the sea:

Sasebo Town is in the center of the north of Nagasaki Prefecture, though it has been a naval port for a long time, 208 islands are connected with one another where tourists can enjoy the scenic beauty. Moreover, Because Sasebo area is the first land where Christianity was propagated in Japan, old churches and historic spots still remain, tourists can see different and unique constructions here.

Access and Getting Around

Trains and buses from Fukuoka and Nagasaki may reach here directly.

By train

1 hour 50 minutes from Hakata Station in Fukuoka with1 train per hour;
1 hour 10 minutes from Saga Station with 1 train per hour;
1 hour 30 minutes from Nagasaki Station with1 train per hour.

By bus

2 hours from Hakata Station in Fukuoka with 1 bus per 20 to 60 minutes;
1 hour 30 minutes from Nagasaki Airport with 16 round-trip buses per day.

By car

1 hour 30 minutes from Hakata Station in Fukuoka; 1 hour 30 minutes from Saga Station; 1 hour 30 minutes from Nagasaki Station.




-Sea View 

Kujukushima is a group of islands located to the west of Sasebo Town and connected to the Kitamatsuura Peninsula.The beautiful shoreline is made of 208 various kinds of islands.It is a marine resort with cruisers going around the islands and of sea sports of sea kayaking and yachts.Pearl Sea Resort is the base of the vessels and activities....

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Pearl Queen Cruise

-Recreational Facilities 

It is a cruise going around the islands, so it is a good choice to take itand see the splendid views of the islands.It starts from the Pearl Sea Resort where there is a shopping mall with aquarium souvenir shopsand the outdoor shops....

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Tenkaiho Observatory

-Sea View 

It is a big panoramatic observatory on the Kujukushima.Tourists are overwhelmed for the beautiful scene which many green islandsfloats in the azure sea beautifully.It is a superb view observatory outstanding of the Kujukushima Islands....

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Ishidake Observatory

-Sea View 

It is an observatory on the top of Mount Ishi-dake of 191 meters above sea level.The beautiful scenery of the Kujukushima Islands seen from herewas projected in a beginning scene of the movie "Last Samurai".Aside from a movie, the beauty of the setting sun seen from here is particularly fantastic....

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Miuramachi Catholic Church

-Historic Sites 

It is a Gothic Catholic church close to the Sasebo Station.It is small yet quaint.                                                                                                                     ...

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Nagushiyama Park

-Seasonal Attractions  -Specific Nature 

The splendor of azalea in this park is the most gorgeous in Japan for its width and beauty.It is a pity it is accessible only by car.The period of azalea (from the middle of April to the beginning of May) is recommended.                                                                                                         ...

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-Culture  -Historic Sites 

It seems to be in the middle of Sasebo and Arita.It is a village of the ceramic art where the potters of ceramics gather.Though it is a small town, it is the production center of ceramics which was once praised by the British Museum.The ceramics produced here are very delicate.                                                                                                                   ...

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Kuroshima Catholic Church

-Historic Sites 

It is a splendid church of the Romanes style on Kuroshima Island.The church was built by the believers who contributed money and labor, all the bricks, pillars and tiles on the floorare made of Arita yaki and look so attractive.People may feel the strength of human being’s belief through the history of this church buildingthat was constructed by the inhabitants one by one.Kuroshima Island is the o...

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Accommodation around Sasebo


Sasebo-Ojika Umikazenokuni Kankouken


Nagasaki Prefecture Convention and Tourism Association