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Experiences

Island Lumina / Nagasaki

A multimedia night walk in search of an enchanted jewel.
Located on Iojima Island, and created by a Canadian company (Moment Factory), this one-hour adventure takes place through a gentle-sloping forest path filled with magical lights, motion pictures, and digital art using state-of-the-art technologies. Glow-in-the-dark face paint is also available prior to entering the enchanted forest.
Island Lumina can easily be accessed via Island Lumina Private Bus (free) from Shimakaze no Yu (hot spring facility) on Iojima Island. For access to Iojima Island, there are free shuttle buses that run between Nagasaki Station and Shimakaze no Yu, but reservation in advance is required. For more details on access information and shuttle bus timetables, please refer to Island Lumina's official webpage.
Island Lumina transports visitors on a quest in search of an enchanted jewel, said to be stolen from the sky by a dragon. This interactive adventure follows a young girl named Yura through a mysterious underwater world that glimmers with magic. Along their journey, visitors are invited to participate in the story by helping Yura to find the gemstone and face off against the dragon in an epic final battle to restore the balance between darkness and light.

Gunkanjima (Battleship Island)Cruise

Gunkanjima known as Battleship island is located in the offshore area of about 19 kilometers southwest of Nagasaki City, with a length of 480 m and a width of 160 m. This island was once a prosperous mining site for submarine coal fields, but now it’s an uninhabited “island of ruins”, high-rise buildings of decayed concrete conveying the history of the past. This cruise includes an island landing tour and an explanation of important sites along the way.

Tour company Yamasa
Fee 4,500 yen (Adult), 2,250 yen (Child)
Operating hours 9:00-11:30, 13:00-15:30
Departure and arrival place Nagasaki Harbor Terminal 1 F (5 minutes walk from “OHATO” Tram Station)
Reservation http://www.gunkan-jima.net/en/

Nagasaki Bay Cruise on the KANKOMARU

After the Japans opening in 1859, Nagasaki port was the main site for Japans rapid industrial revolution. Various cultures and technologies gathered in Nagasaki, mainly from the West and China. These contributions boosted Japan into the modern era and helped make it a global power. This cruise showcases the sites “Industrial Revolutionary Heritage of the Meiji era” from the sea on a traditional Dutch ship from that period.

Fleet company Yamasa shipping
Fee 2,000 yen
Operating hours 12:00-13:00, 16:00-17:00 (every week weekends Tuesday and Wednesday are closed)
Schedule March to November
Meeting place Nagasaki Harbor Terminal 1F (5minutes walk from “OHATO” Tram Station)
Reservation http://www.gunkan-jima.net/en/
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