Sasebo is located in Nagasaki prefecture with a population of around 251,000 people, making it the second largest and core city of this prefecture. This port town was once a fishing village until the Meiji period, when naval military bases occupied the area. Today the U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo with beautiful ocean scenery and historical background influenced by America, providing a mixture of Americanized shops along with a different view compared to other ports of Japan for visitors to experience. Some of the most popular tourist locations at Sasebo are Sasebo Seaside Park, Huis Ten Bosch and Yumiharidake Observatory. Sasebo Seaside Park provides a closer look at the scenic harbors of Sasebo where visitors can stroll along the observation hall and enjoy a 360-degree view of area. While at Huis Ten Bosch, visitors can explore this famous European theme park in Kyushu. A variety of seasonal flowers, buildings, landscapes and canals along with attractions and entertainment makes this location a must visit for tourists traveling to Kyushu. Yumiharidake Observatory offers romantic and scenic view of the nearby Kujukushima Islands, especially during sunset with the constant changing colors of the surroundings.
Kyushu | Nagasaki | Sasebo
A group of 208 small islands ranging in the west coast of Nagasaki Prefecture forms the Kujikushima Islands.