DISCOVER THE CITY OF THE SEA BREEZE

Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of Sasebo on Japan’s island of Kyushu. Once a small fishing village, Sasebo has grown into the second largest city in the Nagasaki Prefecture with stunning views and unique, international flair.

Begin your visit at the Seishin Cathedral, a neo-Gothic church that has become a symbol for the city. Then, take a ferry to Kuro-shima Island, one of the 208 Kujūku islands that dot Japan’s western coast. No visit to Sasebo is complete without a visit to Huis Ten Bosch. This amusement park tells the history of Japan’s relationship with the Netherlands. A precise replica of a Dutch village in the Netherlands during the Middle Ages, Huis Ten Bosch boasts Dutch-style buildings and canals, international restaurants, and captivating museums where you can be transported to another place and time. Afterwards, make your way to the Yumiharidake Observatory for a stunning look at the city from above.

Huis Ten Bosch

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Huis Ten Bosch

Huis Ten Bosch

Named after a residence of the Dutch Royal Family, this unique theme park recreates life in Holland during the Middle Ages, complete with windmills, tulips, and canals for you to enjoy and explore.

Yumiharidake Observatory

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Yumiharidake Observatory

Yumiharidake Observatory

Take in the vast wilderness as well as the urban cityscape of Sasebo from high atop the Yumiharidake Observatory. This is the perfect spot to take in a view of the Kujukushima (the 99 Islands).

Umi Kirara Saikai National Park Aquarium

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Umi Kirara Saikai National Park Aquarium

Umi Kirara Saikai National Park Aquarium

Located in the Saikai Pearl Sea Resort, this aquarium is home to more than 13,000 sea creatures. Don’t miss the Jellyfish Symphony Dome—a unique showcase that incorporates music, lights, and elegantly floating jellyfish together in an underwater symphony.

Sasebo, Japan At a glance

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Local Details:
GPS: 33°10'47.69"N 129°42'54.4"E
Size: 426.47 KM2 (164.66 MI2)
Population: 251,417
Density: 590 Pop/KM2 (228 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +81

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