Mt. Inasayama is a hill in Nagasaki city which rises to a height of 333 meters, the same height as Tokyo tower! From the top of the hill, you will be able to enjoy the great views of Nagasaki city. In fact, the night view from here is ranked among Japan’s top three best night view!

The Nagasaki ropeway takes you to the top of the hill. It’s about 5 mins rides and cost JPY1,230 for a round trip. You will also be able to go there by driving your own car but please take a note that large coaches will not be able to drive up due to the very narrow roads

My recommended plan would be to arrive at Mt. Inasayama before the sunset because this way, you can enjoy both sunset and night view! While waiting for the sun to set, you can enjoy dinner at the Hikarino Restaurant.

This restaurant is located on the top of Mt. Inasayama so it provides a great 360 degrees view of Nagasaki city! And once you are full with Nagasaki signature food, you can then again proceed to the observatory to enjoy the spectacular night view.

Nagasaki ropeway info.

Price: JPY1,230 (round trip)
Duration of trip: 5 mins
Frequency:  Every 15 – 20 mins
Working hour: 9:00am – 10:00pm, everyday

Hi, my name is Kayo Kawamura.

I am currently working in Nippon Travel Agency (NTA) in Fukuoka Kyushu Japan.

Let me introduce myself a little bit. I was born in Singapore and grew up there for more than 20 years. I came to Fukuoka for the University but decided to continue living here as I have fallen in love with Kyushu! Now I consider Fukuoka as my second hometown.

I would like to introduce the beautiful places of Kyushu as much as I can and I hope everyone will start loving Kyushu like how I am! My strength is to make use of my background – Singapore and Japan. I would like to make a lot of people happy through travelling around Kyushu.

This article is first published on, on 25 August 2016