Kujukushima National Park 九十九島

  • Published on : 20/09/2020
  • by : O.F.
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One of the most beautiful bays in the world!

Located in Sasebo, in Nagasaki prefecture, it is one of the most beautiful panoramas in Japan. While its name, Kujuku-shima, literally means "99 islands", however, the bay has over 200 small islands. The concentration of islands in this area is the densest in Japan. 

We suggest you go to one of the observatories offering a 360-degree panoramic view of the bay to admire this landscape.

There is the Ishidake Observatory whose twilight view, which appeared in the movie "The Last Samurai", has become an emblem of Japanese coastal beauty. We also recommend the Tenkaiho Observatory, which is particularly popular at sunset. When the sky lights up in red and orange, its reflection on the sea gives an even more magical air to the landscape.

 

 

Kujukushima

Kujukushima

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Onboard the elegant pleasure boat "Pearl Queen" you can sail the day on the sunlit sea and between the green islands. But also in the evening, to admire the magnificent sunset on the horizon.

  • Regular cruises depart five times a day (10:00 a.m, 11:00 a.m, 1:00 p.m, 2:00 p.m and 3:00 p.m) and to enjoy the sunset, you'll need to go there in May (during Golden Week) or during a weekend between July to October. They last about 50 minutes.

 

Pearl Queen

Pearl Queen boat in Kujukushima

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There is also the pirate ship "Mirai" ("future" in Japanese), created and named with the idea of "heading into the future by crossing the waves". Japan's first electrically powered cruise ship, it is eco-friendly and respectful of nature and the environment.

  • Cruises are approximately 50 minutes and the scheduled departure times are at 11:30 a.m, 1:30 p.m and 2:30 p.m. If you are traveling with children, there are treasure hunts on board for the kids during the summer and Golden Week.

 

Mirai

Boat "Mirai"

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