Mount Inasa is a landmark place in Nagasaki and is a hugely popular spot for appreciating the night view of the city.
The Nagasaki night view holds the new world record for the "3 Great Night Views" along with Hong Kong and Monaco. These three spots were chosen from the "Night View Summit 2012 in Nagasaki" which was held last October 5, 2012.
The night view from Mount Inasa is definitely worth a glance and is beautiful enough to be referred to as the "Million-Dollar Night View." The viewing deck reopened in April 2011, and the lights inlaid on the floor all over the area produce a romantic atmosphere.
Of course, it's not just the night view which is good; on a clear day, one can see the towns and streets of Nagasaki and also Unzen, Amakusa and even up to Goto Islands from Mount Inasa.
The Mount Inasa Park is now known as a relaxing recreational place complete with a wide parking lot and an open-air concert hall, which hold various concerts where people bond.
It is possible to go to the Mount Inasa summit, where the view from the gondola (renewed by the Italian car designer Ferrari last November 2011) is also exceptional.
[Photo courtesy of "Nagasaki Tabi Net," the Nagasaki tourism portal]
Open whole-year round
Viewing deck: 8:00-22:00
Nagasaki Ropeway: 9:00-22:00
Middle and high school student: ¥920
Grade school student: ¥610
The Mount Inasa summit parking lot is open 24/7.
Parking fee is ¥100 every 30 minutes.