Saikai Bridge Whirlpool Festival(Spring & Fall)


Sasebo Port Tawaragaura Peninsula/Kougozaki/Hario Island

A great contrast of whirlpools and cherry blossoms!!

Over looking Hario Strait—the gateway of Omura Bay, Saikai Bridge Park has cherry blossoms such as Somei-Yoshino and Oshimazakura, which will be in full bloom in spring time. The strait is said to be one of the three greatest rapid tides of Japanese waters, and has many whirlpools in it. When about one thousand cherry trees are in full bloom, you can enjoy the splendid contrast with the swirling tides.

Event period
Late March to early April / Late October to early November
Saikai Bridge Park 2678 Hariohigashi-cho, Sasebo, Nagasaki pref.
Phone number
Saikai Bridge Park Administration Office
Business hours
For passable time of Shin-Saikai Walking Bridge, please check in advance.
500 parking spots
By car/ 20 min. from Nishi Kyushu Exp. Sasebo Daito IC, or 3 min. from Pearl Line Komukae IC.
By bus/ 50 min. from Sasebo Station Bus Terminal. Take the local line bound for "Saikai Bridge West Gate", get off at the last stop. Or take one for"Saikai Bridge Corazon Hotel", get off at Saikai Bridge East Gate and approx. 10-min. walk from there.