For the busy souls working in metropolitan cities, we are more likely to be buried in a sea of work and concrete buildings than actually admiring a sea-view itself. So why not indulge in a relaxing view while on your vacation stay in Nagasaki? Here is a list of 7 sea-view hotels in Nagasaki for the traveller who yearns for a change of environment.
Hotel Yataro is an air-conditioned ryokan, a type of traditional Japanese inn, situated on the top of Mount Kazagashira. A blend of traditional and modern, you can experience both worlds sitting on tatami mats and looking out at the magnificent city view. Convenience is carefully thought of as free shuttle to Nagasaki station, at a 15-minute drive away, is provided upon reservation too. Definitely a good place to relax in the city.
The Garden Terrace Nagasaki has plenty of accolades to its name, from the 2010 BCS (Building Constructor Society) Prize, to the SDA (Japan Sign Design Association) Awards 2010 Commercial Signs Category, and finally the Architectural Institute of Japan, Kyushu chapter prize 2010. You can choose from four bedroom styles, Garden, Ocean, Tower or Japanese, depending on the atmosphere you prefer. Developed by architect Mr Kengo Kuma, the hotel aims to provide customers with a unique experience from a new hotel culture.
Garden Terrace Nagasaki
Address: 2-3, Akizuki-cho, Nagasaki-city, Nagasaki Prefecture
Price: Standard room, 2 adults (464 USD onwards)
Access: From Nagasaki Station or KOH-TSU KAIKAN Airport Limousine Terminal 10 minutes by Taxi (Fare: about 1.500 JPY or 15 USD) 13 minutes by Local Bus (Fare: 150 JPY or 1.5 USD)
An 8-minute drive away from the station, 10-minute drive to Mount Inasa, and 20-minute drive away from the Nagasaki Lantern Festival at the beginning of the year, Hotel Seifu is indeed a hotel built for convenience. Yet, it does not compromise on its quality. Both Western and Japanese-styled rooms have bay and city views available, with indoor and outdoor hot springs.
Luke Plaza Hotel is a Western-style hotel situated on Mount Inasa. Free wired internet is available throughout the property, and it boasts of a night view that is regarded as one of the most beautiful in Japan. It’s a 5-minute drive to the top of the mountain, and a 10-minute walk to the InasaGoshin-ji Temple. Great for people who want to thoroughly explore the mountain.
Luke Plaza Hotel
Address: 17-15 Enoura-machi, Nagasaki-shi, Nagasaki
Price: Standard room, 2 adults (89 USD onwards)
Access: From Nagasaki Airport: Take a limousine toward Nagasaki (45 min), and get off at Nagasaki Station. Take another bus toward Inasayama/Inasayama-chufuku (10 min), and get off at Kanko-Hotel-mae. 1 min on foot.
The Japanese-styled guestrooms feature paper screen doors, which open to a beautiful night view of the city. Indoor and open-air baths also look over the city, giving you a relaxing bath experience. It also serves a selection of traditional Kaiseki food and local specialties, letting you have a taste of some of the more iconic Nagasaki food if you lack the time to explore.
With massage services and Wi-Fi accessible in all areas of the hotel, Best Western Premier Hotel Nagasaki is bound to be one of your top choices! Around the vicinity, there is Suwa-jinja Shrine and Urakami Cathedral 3.5km (2.2 miles) away. Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum is a 10-minute drive away. This is a perfect accommodation for art enthusiasts.
Due to its location, guests can enjoy a hilltop view at Hotel Nagasaki. Nagasaki Peace Park and the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum are a 10-minute drive away, making this location perfect for visitors yearning to learn more about Japan’s history. The hotel also features video game arcade and a gift shop. Japanese-style breakfast and dinner are served at Dining Room Glover.
A room with a view
Hopefully this list has helped you in finding the perfect hotel for your trip to the beautiful city of Nagasaki. Remember to make your accommodation choice a highlight of your trip as well!
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