Access to Sasebo

Access from outside of Sasebo city

Access to islands

To Ojika, Uku

To Ojika, Uku (High Speed Ship / Ferry)
Kyushu Shosen 092-822-9153

Prices vary depending on the type of vehicle
Transporting vehicles by ship requires a reservation. Please make reservations at least one month before you wish to depart.

The ship schedules may be subject to change while docked or due to weather conditions. Please check the ships schedule in advance.

Ferry to Ojika, Uku (1 ship per day)
Nomo Shosen 092-291-0510

Prices vary depending on the type of vehicle
Transporting vehicles by ship requires a reservation. Please make reservations at least one month before you wish to depart.

Ojika Port

To Kuroshima, Takashima

Ferry to Kuroshima, Takashima (3 ships per day)
Kuroshima Youkyakusen Company, TEL: 0956-56-2516

Prices vary depending on the type of vehicle
Transporting vehicles by ship requires a reservation. Please make reservations at least one month before you wish to depart.

Ferry to Takashima
Sea Taxi Jyuufuku (4 ships per day)
TEL 090-1921-1723

Sea Taxi Sakura (3 ships per day)
TEL 090-3075-1817

Transportation in Sasebo and Ojika

Going around Sasebo

Saihi Bus

For transportation around downtown Sasebo, while Saihi Bus is convenient for the northern Kujukushima and mountain areas

▼Saihi Bus

Busses marked with a blue and silver line. Also operate highway busses to Nagasaki and Fukuoka.

Sightseeing Bus

For more information or to apply Sasebo City Tourist Information Center
TEL 0956-22-6630

Matsuura Railway(MR)

A local line connecting Arita, Imari and Hirado with Sasebo. Fondly known as the MR or MR Railway.

Sightseeing taxi

Take a chartered taxi, guided by a Sasebo Sightseeing Meister, certified by the Sasebo City Mayor. There are plenty of courses that allow you to go around the each of the various famous sightseeing areas.

▼Sasebo sightseeing by taxi

4,000 Yen 〜50,000 Yen

For more information or to apply

Sasebo Tourist Information Center

21-1 Miura-cho, Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture
Japan 857-0863 (inside JR Sasebo Station)

Open throughout the year 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Phone:+81-956-22-6630

Sasebo sightseeing by taxi

Going around the islands

Ojika, Uku, Takashima, Kuroshima

As there are no busses or taxies, sightseeing on the island is best done by rental car or rental bicycle. Numbers are limited however, so please make sure to reserve in advance.

Rental Car Uku Koutsu
TEL 0959-57-2132

Rental Bicycles (Ukuchari)
Uku Tourist Association
TEL 0959-57-3935

Rental Bicycles Yamasaki Rinei
TEL 0959-57-2828

Taxi Uku Koutsu 
TEL 0959-57-2132

Sightseeing taxi

Cycling with rental electric bicycles

Cycling through the World Heritage “Kuroshima Settlement”. You can easily go uphill with an electric bicycle!

There is a pre-application form on the website of Kuroshima Sightseeing Association. Please bring your health insurance card on the day of use. (We are sorry but our bicycles are not for children shorter than 125 cm tall. )

NPO Kuroshima Sightseeing Association

8-4 Kuroshima-cho, Sasebo 857-3271
TEL:0956-56-2311
(FAX:0956-56-2311)

List of the main forms of transportation

◆Bus

Saihi Bus (Local route bus)
(0956)23-2121
Saihi Bus(Highway Bus reservations)
(0956)25-8900

◆Railway

JR Sasebo Station
(0956)22-7115
MR Matsuura Railway Sasebo Station
(0956)25-2229

◆Airplane

Nagasaki Airport
(0957)52-5555

◆Taxi

Sasebo City Taxi Association
(0956)22-2714
▼Nagasaki Airport Jumbo Taxi
(Reservations)http://www.jumbotaxi.info
 Mobile phone http://www.jumbotaxi.info/m

◆Ship

Yasuda Sangyo Kisen (Nagasaki Airport Ocean Line)
(0956)27-0163
Kuroshima Youkyakusen (To Takashima, Kuroshima)
(0956)56-2516
Kyushu Shosen (To Kami-Goto, Ojika,Uku)
(0956)22-6161
Kyushu Shosen (Sundays and Holidays)
(0956)24-5326
Goto Sangyo Kisen (To Kami-Goto, Ojika, Uku)
(0959)42-3447
Saikai Engan Shosen (To Saikai City, Oshima)
(0956)24-1004
Sakito Shosen (To Sakito, Enoshima, Hirashima, kami-Goto)
(0956)25-6118
Segawa Kisen (To Yokose, Kawachi)
(0959)32-1770
Tsuyoshi Shosen (To Hirado City, Tsuyoshi)
(0950)27-0025

Sasebo Tourist Information Center
(by Sasebo Convention & Visitors Association)

Sasebo City Tourist Information Center is located in Sasebo Station. It has many pamphlets about sightseeing spots around the city, so please drop by before you go sightseeing.

21-1 Miura-cho, Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture
Japan 857-0863 (inside JR Sasebo Station)

Open throughout the year 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Phone:+81-956-22-6630