Nagasaki, which means “long cape” in Japanese, is the capital of the Nagasaki Prefecture on the third-largest island of Japan - Kyushu. As one of the country’s closest port cities to the Asia continent, Nagasaki has played the most important role in foreign trade relations for many centuries, being one of the very few ports open to restricted foreign trading during Japan’s ancient Edo Period. It was also the second city after Hiroshima to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the end of World War II.
Besides the atomic bomb Nagasaki is synonymous with, the city is known for being a centre of Dutch and Portuguese influence from the 16th to 19th centuries. Therefore, you will also be able to discover charming East-meets-West architectures within this port city besides the scenic hilly landscape and historical sites. Not sure where to stay for a memorable holiday? If you love a mix of everything from alluring scenic spots to intriguing historical sites and delectable cuisines, head to the cosmopolitan port town of Nagasaki city. To experience the European cultural influence and be closer to nature at the Saikai National Park, stay in the Sasebo city in the northwest. Read on for top recommended accommodations in these 2 cities to suit the different budgets of all travellers!
Nagasaki city - hotels
The Best Western group of hotels is a reputable international hotel chain so you are assured of a luxurious and comfortable stay at Best Western Premier Hotel Nagasaki. Centrally located near JR Nagasaki Station, you will enjoy spectacular views of the Nagasaki Port, in addition to being surrounded with popular attractions like the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, Mt. Inasa and many great restaurants offering Japanese, Chinese and Western cuisine.
Looking for a more economical accommodation with your travel group in a central location? Then Traveler’s House on the ROUTE is your best bet! Recently renovated in 2015, ROUTE is an intimate guest house cum hostel just a few blocks away from JR Nagasaki Station up on the hill of Nishizaka overlooking the St. Philip church. Despite its strategic location offering easy access to the city’s top destinations, the spacious 40 square-metre (431 square-feet) family private room that can accommodate up to 4 guests will definitely wow you over with its wallet-friendly price and ensuite shower and kitchenette facilities! Or you can also opt to stay in the chic cabin-style dormitory room to interact and exchange tips with fellow travellers.
Casa Blanca Guest House, a tastefully furnished Moroccan-themed hostel, is the perfect accommodation for backpackers. It is located on one of the main roads in the lively Dozamachi district with easy access to popular sightseeing spots in Nagasaki. If you would like to explore the Battleship Island - a World Cultural Heritage site declared in 2015 - the port where tours to this island depart is only a 10-minute walk away!
With the public bus stop just in front of Casa Noda Hostel, and the JR Nagasaki Station just 4 minutes’ walk away, Casa Noda Hostel’s strategic location is definitely perfect! This hostel is not your typical dormitory that just emphasises on its cheap price. Instead, all beds in the dormitory are installed with 3 power sockets and a locker each, assuring you convenience, privacy and security for your belongings. Backpackers will also be treated to a simple breakfast of bread with jam every morning. That’s a nice gesture from the hostel management, isn’t it?
Nagasaki city - Airbnb
Sue’s 2-room apartment is just 4 minutes by foot from JR Nagasaki Station, allowing you convenient access to anywhere in the city. You will feel at home staying here because the thoughtful host provides you with everything you need, just like in your own home, including free Wi-Fi, cable TV, toiletries, kitchen and laundry facilities. A pocket Wi-Fi is also available for you to use outside the apartment for convenient internet access anywhere.
Sue’s 2-room apartment near JR Nagasaki Station
Address: Nagasaki City Center (see map)
Price: from 71 USD
Access: 4-minute walk from JR Nagasaki Station
Sayuri’s big house is great for a big group travelling together as the house can accommodate up to 16 guests with its 3 bedrooms and 12 beds! Furthermore, the house is located nearby many shops and restaurants, as well as the Shokakujishita Station for easy connectivity to other parts of the city. The amicable host, Sayuri, will definitely make your stay an enjoyable one in her lovely house!
Sayuri’s big house
Address: Nagasaki City Center (see map)
Price: from 64 USD
Access: 1-minute walk from Shokakujishita Station
Sasebo city - hotels
To experience the European, particularly Dutch influence in the port city, you must stay at Huis Ten Bosch Hotel Amsterdam in Sasebo city! Established in 1992, travel back in time at the hotel as it is designed after a Dutch village in the Gothic period. Marvel at the exquisite art works in the atrium lobby and admire the beautiful yachts docked in the marina. Indulge yourself in the grand and exclusive ambience of the property. The famous Huis Ten Bosch theme park is also conveniently located just next to the hotel. This “House in the Woods”, as its Dutch name suggests, is an amazing replica of one of the three official residences of the Dutch Royal Family where you can take your time to enjoy the lovely scenery, shop and join in the numerous exciting amusement rides in the park.
About 15 minutes away by car from central Sasebo lies this romantic southern European-style Yumiharinooka Hotel midway up a hill. One of the highlights of staying here is its outdoor pool with a panoramic view of the city and the Kujuku Islands, part of Saikai National Park. If you prefer to relax and unwind at the indoor hot spring bath, not only do you get to beautify and cleanse your skin with the sodium-bicarbonate rich spring water, you will also be in for a visual treat of the breathtaking view of the Kujuku Islands!
Sasebo Washington Hotel is a modern and centrally located hotel in central Sasebo with contemporary wooden furnishings. It is conveniently located within a 15-minute walk to various cultural, historical and nature attractions as well as the renowned Chinatown. If you are looking for an economical and comfortable hotel with a great location, Sasebo Washington Hotel will definitely meet your needs!
Sasebo ctiy - Airbnb
Toshiyuki’s apartment on the 4th floor of a condominium building is large and comfortable for the whole family to stay with the host’s mother. There are 3 bedrooms to accommodate up to 8 guests and you can choose between the Western-style room or tatami-style room. You will find the Yasuragi hot spring, the famous Huis Ten Bosch as well as a Family mart conveniently located within a 10 to 15 minutes’ walk away. Soak in the amazing views of the theme park right from the balcony of the apartment!
Toshiyuki’s apartment with view of Huis Ten Bosch
Address: Sasebo City, Nagasaki (see map)
Price: from 123 USD
Access: 18-minute walk from Huis Ten Bosch Station
This traditional homestay in a typical Japanese single-level house is your ideal choice if you are looking for an authentic homestay surrounded by a beautiful mountain and rice field! As the house is not easily accessible via public transport, free pick-up service from the nearest Huis Ten Bosch Station and Haiki Station to the home by the hospitable host, Michi, is available round the clock. Michi and his wife will also provide you with travel tips when necessary, making sure you stay in comfort throughout.
Top guest reviewsthe unexpected welcome dessert japanese style breakfast and snacks were deliciousit is a warm and cozy place that you cannot miss in htbhis wife (sorry forgot it) provided delicious jpn style breakfastmichi's place was really clean and comfortablehis house was very clean
Host:the owner is really greatbest airbsb host i have ever metgreat experience with local hosti recommend the host and the housemr michi is an enthusiastic host who tries his best to helpRead more reviewswe are driving to his house from htb around 8min very close and easy to arrive
On a tight budget but do not wish to compromise on staying in central Sasebo? Check out this cosy dormitory-style house just 5 minutes away from Sasebo Station. The house is close to many famous Sasebo burger shops and convenience stores as well as many sightseeing attractions. Besides the free Wi-Fi and breakfast provided, there are friendly English-speaking staff that will help answer all your queries about travelling in Sasebo!
Cosy dormitory near Sasebo Station
Address: Sasebo City, Nagasaki (see map)
Price: from 25 USD
Access: 5 minutes’ walk from JR Sasebo Station
Create pleasant travel memories with these top hotels & apartments
Choosing the right place to stay based on your budget and itinerary plan is as important as deciding on which attractions to check out. Why? Because if you can’t have a safe and comfortable night’s rest, how would you be able to recharge yourself adequately for a great day out the following day? The above recommended hotels and apartments will surely help create splendid travel memories that you will remember fondly for a long time. Enjoy!
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