SASEBO Cruise Bus “Umikaze” Let’s visit “Heritages of Japan”
A 100-minute guided luxury bus tour to visit Saikai National Park, Kujuku Islands and the cultural properties that compose the Japan Heritage. Great views from the bus and many tourist spots to experience await you. You can enjoy the dock of Sasebo Heavy Industries Co., an observatory and the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Ship depending on your route.
Enjoy checking out the dockyards of Sasebo Heavy Industries Company, and the amazing views from the observatories!
|SASEBO Cruise Bus "Umikaze (Sea Wind)"|
|An original tour bus designed with the image of a luxurious cruiser, which takes you to various spots of Sasebo. Please enjoy the history and symbolic landscape of Sasebo from the window of this bus.|
|Please enjoy the talk with the guides who are masters of Sasebo. They welcome you in the uniform designed in the image of the navy, which perfectly matches the port town Sasebo.|
|Tourist spots in Kujuku Islands|
|You can get off the bus to see a variety of tourist spots depending on the route of your preference, from the observatory for the beautiful Kujuku Islands to the historic yet powerful dockyard where Battleship Musashi would dock.|
|Meeting place||Huis Ten Bosch（The first bus only）
Sasebo Bus Center
JR Sasebo station Minato Exit
|Duration||3 times a day on Monday to Wednesday, Friday to Sunday|
|Excluded dates||Every Thursday and other irregular days|
|Timing||1 hour 40 minutes|
|Group size||1～33 people|
|Minimum no. of participants||1 person|
|Price||Leaving from Huis Ten Bosch／2,000 yen per adult, 1000 yen per child
Leaving from Sasebo Bus Center or JR Sasebo station Minato Exit／1,800 yen per adult, 900 yen per child
|Contact for reservation||Sasebo Tourism Information Center 0956-22-6630
|Application deadline||7 days before departure|
|Cancellation terms||Cancellation from 10th day prior to tour - 20%, from 7th day prior to tour - 30%, Day before tour - 40%, on the day - 50%, no show/no contact - 100%|
|Fees included in price||Bus fare, guide|
|Weather||May be cancelled if there are advisories of impending bad weather|
|Other||・All seats are Reserved Seating / Non-reserved Seating
・The tourist guide will conduct the tour in Japanese only.
※There is a dedicated app for international visitors (Use your own smartphone to learn about the places you visit.)
There could be a delay depending on the situation of the transportation.
A free ride from Kujukushima Pearl Sea Resort to Sea WindUmikaze Bus to Sasebo station is provided.
|Ａ．Make the most of a short time in Sasebo on the "City Exploration" Course
Depart Huis Ten Bosch 9:40 → Depart Sasebo Bus Center 10:20 → Depart Sasebo Station Minato Exit 10:30 → Former Sasebo Naval District Triumph Memorial Hall・Sasebo Museum of the Maritime Self Defense Force → US Naval Base Sasebo → Sasebo Heavy Industries Co. Shipyard (East Gate) ★ → Red Brick Warehouses ★ → No. 4 Dock ★ → Funakoshi Observatory → 99 Island Pearl Sea Resort ◎ Depart 12:00 → Arrive Sasebo Station Minato Exit 12:10 → Arrive Bus Center 12:15
Ｂ．Enjoy the panoramic view of the 99 Islands on the "Tenkaiho" Course
Depart Sasebo Bus Center 13:10 → Depart Sasebo Station Minato Exit 13:20 → US Naval Base Sasebo → Sasebo Heavy Industries Co. Shipyard (East Gate) ★ → Red Brick Warehouses ★ → No. 4 Dock ★ → Tenkaiho ★ → 99 Island Pearl Sea Resort ◎ → Arrive Sasebo Station Minato Exit 15:00 → Arrive Bus Center 15:05
Ｃ．Get a feel for the history of the navy on the "Minato-machi" Course
Depart Sasebo Bus Center 15:40 → Depart Sasebo Station Minato Exit 15:50 → Nishi Kyushu Warehouse ★ → US Naval Base Sasebo Main Gate →Sasebo Museum of the Maritime Self Defense Force ★ → Downtown・Tunnel Yokucho → Miura-machi Catholic Church → Kujirase Terminal ★ →Arrive Sasebo Station Minato Exit 17:30 ◎ → Arrive Bus Center 17:35 ◎ → Arrive Huis Ten Bosch 18:05
★ Tourist Spot ◎ Boarding Point