Mount Inasa is found in the town of Inasa in Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture. There is a ropeway that takes visitors to the summit, where there is an observatory offering sweeping views of the city of Nagasaki, which is known as being one of the three cities in Japan with the best night views. During the spring season, you can enjoy the cherry blossoms in bloom along with the panoramic views. Don't miss a visit to Mount Inasa during your stay in Nagasaki.
Picture of Nagasaki's night view from Mount Inasa
The summit can be most conveniently accessed by the ropeway. The ropeway station is located near Fuchi Shrine. Visitors can spend some quiet moments in the shrine and even pray for good weather before heading up the mountain.
Summit of Mount Inasa
Like the ropeway, the new viewing observatory was reopened in 2011 to much fanfare. The cylindrical building is encased in glass for an immersive 360-degree viewing experience. From the extended roof of the observatory, visitors are rewarded with a panorama of Nagasaki's nightscape.
The combination of beauty and serenity of Nagasaki's nightscape makes Mount Inasa a popular spot for couples. There is even a heart-shaped monument that eternalized romantic promises made by lovers who visit the observatory.
Mount Inasa also offers picturesque views in the day, especially in spring when the cherry blossoms and azalea flowers are in full bloom. Whether for romance or sightseeing, Mount Inasa is the perfect place to enjoy the essence of Nagasaki at high altitude.