Sasebo (佐世保) and Huis Ten Bosch, the city Dutch theme amusement parks, canals. It is located in Nagasaki Kyushu Island Japan. Nagasaki is the second city of Japan that is suffering atomic bomb attacked after Hiroshima during 2nd World War.
It is known for the magnificent attraction of Huis Ten Bosch, Tulip gardens, Kujukushima Aquarium for dolphins, Sakai National Park and more.. If you are in Kumamoto and planning to visit Sasebo and Huis Ten Bosch or vice-versa. Then, here are all the tips you’ll need to know for your first visit to Nagasaki.
How to get in: Public Transport
Nagasaki has both an international as well as a domestic airport. So, it’s easy to access from any part of Japan and across world such as; Shanghai, Seoul, Tokyo and Osaka by air. Tourist can visit Sasebo / Huis Ten Bosch from Nagasaki Sta. by both bus and train.
- Shanghai – 1 hour 35 minutes
- Seoul – 2 hour 25 minutes
- Tokyo, Heneda Airport – 1 hour 50 minutes
- Osaka, Itami, Kobe Airport – 1 hour 15 minutes
- Tokyo Station – around 7 hours
- Osaka Station – around 4 hours 30 minutes
- Kyoto Station – around 5 hours
- Fukuoka (Hakata Station) – around 2 hours
Express Bus: Saikai-go Bus (Kumamoto~Sasebo/Huis Ten Bosch)
There is only “Saikai-go” (さいかい号) that connect Kumamoto-Sasebo/Huis Ten Bosch. The one way trip between Kumamoto to Sasebo takes around 3 hours (cost 3,700 Yen) in the lap of nature. For online booking Click…
Saikai-go Bus depart from Kumamoto Sta. and goes via Kumamoto Kotsu Center, Kikusui Inter Change.
⇨ Depart from Kumamoto Sta.
⇨ Depart from Kumamoto Kotsu Center
- Kumamoto – Sasebo : 3700 Yen / Person
- Kumamoto – Huis Ten Bosch : 3700 Yen / Person
The city is blessed with beautiful nature. The most popular sightseeing spots are Huis Ten Bosch, many amusement parks, flower garden specially in Tulip season. Here are the list:
Huis Ten Bosch:
Huis Ten Bosch is theme park based on Dutch city. When you will visit here, you will feel like you are in Europe because of European atmosphere with its architectures, magnificent canals. colorful gardens.
There are various events throughout the year like; fireworks in summer, tulip festival in spring, Sakura season. You can relax at resorts which is divided into Theme Park Zone and Harbor Zone. The main attraction is enjoying boat tour withing the city with your hubbies and friends. More details Click.. Access from Nagasaki Sta. by bus in 1 hour 20 min @ 1400 Yen one way.
Kujukushima (99 Islands):
Kujukushima literally means a group of 99 Islands. But, the fact is there are around 208 small islands in this area. It is located inside of Sakai National Park. Tourist can enjoy the magnificent view of this islands from the observation towers; Ishidake, Tenkaiho and Yumihari.
There are Pearl Queen & Mirai cruise/boars operators who provide the cruising/boat tour. Access from Sasebo Sta. by free shuttle bus, which takes around 20 min. Kujukushima Pearl Sea Resort by beautiful boat, travel time around 50 min @ 1400 Yen one way. More details Click..
Kujukushima Aquarium has the Japan’s largest Jellyfish Symphony Dome. Tourists can enjoy the dolphin dance show at the 2nd floor. The show organized 3 times everyday for 15 min. Also, watch the are and mysterious jellyfishes, more than 100 species.
Access from Sasebo Sta. by free shuttle bus, which takes around 20 min and 5 min from Kujukushima Pearl Sea Resort. More details Click..
- Kujukushima Pear Sea Resort
- Hirado City for Kawachi Pass a scenic view of lsland
- Sasebo Zoologicl Park
- Sasebo Burger
Sasebo Burger is very big Burger and very delicious, so very popular across Japan. The ingredients are beef with bacon, tomatoes, lettuce, egg, cheese. Fresh sea-foods are also very delicious, so sea-foods lover can choose Chanpon.
As a souvenir or desert must try Castella. It is delicious steamed sponge cake. There are various flavored with different ingredients like; honey, green-tea (maccha), chestnuts.
If you are in Japan or planning to visit Japan, then you must visit Sasebo/Huis Ten Bosch with your family or friends or hubbies. It’s worth to stay at-least 1 night. If you are going for the same day tour or, you are on business tour and have only few hours but don’t know what to do?
I would recommend you to experience Kujukushima Pearl Sea Resorts (99 islands) and Huis Ten Bosch (theme park). Don’t forget to taste Sasebo Burger. Hope it will help you in traveling to Sasebo/Huis Ten Bosch and how to enjoy there. Have a nice journey!
Link & Resources:
- Kyushu Bus Booking
- Nagasaki Prefecture Tourism Association
- Huis Ten Bosch
- Kujukushima Peral Sea Resort
- Express Bus