Mt. Inasayama Observatory, Nagasaki
Photo Source: The Sunset Blog

Mt. Inasayama Observatory, Nagasaki

2/10
UniquenessThe sunset watched here, how different is it from the others?
7/10
VisibilityIs the sunset likely to be seen from the location?
7/10
AccessibilityHow easy is it to get to the location? ("-" means the location cannot be revisited at will)
2/10
CrowdHow busy is the location? ("-" means the location has no public access or I was on the move)
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OverallIs this location worth a sunset visit?

Rising 333 meters above sea level in the center of Nagasaki, Mount Inasa Park in the Inasa mountain range is a natural park beloved by the residents of the city. It is renowned for its displays of azaleas in the spring. The summit features a glass-enclosed circular domed lookout from which one can enjoy a 360-degree view of the spectacular scenery. On clear days, one can even see Mt. Unzen, the Amakusa area, and the Gotoh chain of islands. The summit can be reached by a ropeway operating from Fuchi Shrine (in Fuchimachi). The picturesque scenery and natural beauty of Nagasaki’s mountains and coastline are all here to enjoy – including the tour boats entering the Port of Nagasaki, the historical settlements of foreign residents, and the rows of buildings in each district.

  • Very great location for night view photography but sadly, its sunset view is only average.
  • Visibility of the sunset is good, but unfortunately, it is not facing the direction of the city view in which this place is famous for.
  • The summit can be reached by ropeway (5 minutes from Fuchi Shrine to Inasadake Station), bus or car.
  • It has one of the best night views in Japan, and therefore it will be very crowded starting from the evening all through the night. You have to come early to ensure you can get a space for photos, standing a tripod will be difficult too.

Location of the Sunset