7 Things to Know About Nagasaki Airport

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An hour away from Omura City is the Nagasaki Airport. It is located on an island that is 4 KM or 2.5 miles west of the train station from the city. This airport service Japan’s major airlines JAL and ANA. Although not so frequent, there are also nonstop carriers that fly internationally to and from Nagasaki Airport.

When you happen to go to Nagasaki via plane, know that you are landing on an artificial island. Before the runway, you should be aware that it used to be rugged hills flattened to fill the stretch of land forming this beautiful airport. They opened this airport as a military aerodrome in 1923. In 1955, it started to open its doors for civilian use. These days, aside from being an international and domestic airport, Japan Maritime Self-Defense is also using it for helicopter flights.

Information

  • Name: Nagasaki Airport
  • Airport Code: NGS
  • Address: F 593 Mishima, Omura, Nagasaki Prefecture, 856-0816 , Japan
  • Phone: +81 957-52-555
  • Website: http://www.nabic.co.jp/english/

1. Shops and Souvenirs

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If you have spare time, you might want to walk around and visit the shops for your last minute shopping. Located on the first and the second floor of the airport are a number of shops for you to check out. Duty Free, which is a standard airport shop, sell cigarettes, whiskeys, cosmetics, appliances, watches and other items free of taxes. You can check around 20 shops at the airport. Mostly, these stores are selling souvenirs or delicacies from Nagasaki and some food to go. If you need a copy machine and ATM access, you can find the 7/11 store on the first floor.

Information

  • 1st Floor: Castella Honke Fukusaya, 0957-52-2938
  • 1st Floor: 7 Eleven, 0957-53-7030
  • 1st Floor: Sky Shop, 0957-52-5551
  • 2nd Floor: Duty Free Shop, 0957-52-5551
  • 2nd Floor: Ana Festa, 0957-54-7871
  • 2nd Floor: Blue Sky,0957-20-7166
  • 2nd Floor: Kamaboko Nagasaki Ichiban, 0957-54-0008
  • 2nd Floor: Huis Ten Bosch, 0957-52-5551
  • 2nd Floor: Iwasaki Honpo, 0957-54-6116
  • 2nd Floor: Mirokuya, 0957-54-3698
  • 2nd Floor: Maunaka Honpo,0957-52-9910
  • 2nd Floor: Medicines, Books, Cigarettes, Lottery,0957-52-9910
  • 2nd Floor: Sake, 0957-52-5551
  • 2nd Floor: Folk Art Décor, 0957-52-5551
  • 2nd Floor: Processed Seafood Products,0957-52-5551
  • 2nd Floor: Castella/Specialty Confectionery, 0957-52-5551
  • 2nd Floor: Chanpon Noodles and Sara Udon Noodles, 0957-52-5551

2. Food and Beverage

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Located on the first and the second floor of the airport are several of restaurants you can choose from. Starbucks Coffee is available for your coffee jolt as well as your sweet tooth. Japanese, Chinese and Western cuisine is available throughout the airport. These restaurants may also serve beers, cocktails, and sake to pass the time by. Light snacks are also available in the shops around the airport.

Information

  • Name: Tsubaki Goto Udon (1st Floor)
  • Specialty: Goto Udon Noodles,Kuromen (Black seaweed noodles), Nagasaki Batten Chicken Oyako-don
  • Hour: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Telephone Num:0957-52-5554
  • Name: Botan Chinese Restaurant (1st Floor)
  • Specialty: Nagasaki Chanpon Noodles, Sara Udon Noodles, Tantanmen Noodles
  • Hour: 10:30 am – 7:00 pm
  • Telephone Num:0957-52-5554
  • Name: Subu Sushi Restaurant (2nd Floor)
  • Specialty: Nigiri-zushi, Sashimi, Shochu
  • Hour: 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
  • Telephone Num:0957-52-5554
  • Name: Starbucks Coffee (2nd Floor)
  • Specialty: Drip Coffee, Starbucks Latte/Soy latte, Caramel Macchiato/Cappuccino, Espresso/Frappuccino
  • Hour: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Telephone Num:0957-20-7121
  • Name: Airport Restaurant (2nd Floor)
  • Specialty: Tsushima Anago (Eel) Tempura Gozen Set, Turkish Rice, Sasebo Burger, Milkshakes
  • Hour: 10:00 am – 10:40 pm
  • Telephone Num:0957-52-5554

3. Destinations

This airport handles around 2.6 million of passengers in a year. The following airlines service Domestic and International Flights: All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Myanmar Airways International, Fuji Dream Airlines, Skymark Airlines, Oriental Air Bridge, Peach, and Solaseed Air. It is best to contact your airline for specific details on flight status, ticket concerns and reservation updates.

Information

       Domestic Flights (back and forth):

  • Tokyo (Haneda) to Nagasaki
  • Osaka (Itami) to Nagasaki
  • Osaka (Kansai) to Nagasaki
  • Kobe to Nagasaki
  • Nagoya (Chubu) to Nagasaki
  • Okinawa (Naha) to Nagasaki
  • Goto-Fukue to Nagasaki
  • Iki to Nagasaki
  • Tsushima to Nagasaki

       International (back and forth):

  • Shanghai (Pudong) to Nagasaki (Mondays and Fridays only)

4. Transport To and From

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There are busses and taxis that drive passengers from the airport to areas of your destination. There are five platforms provided for pick-up and drop-off points. The travel time could vary depending on the traffic situation. On top of the metered fare, expect to pay for toll and Expressway charges. If you are renting a car, you may go to the car rental counters located on the first floor and inquire. If you wish to travel via Ferry with drop off points to Tokitsu and Huis Ten Bosch, then this is also available. If you would like to travel via train, you can take a cab ride to the Takematsu station. It would get you around 5 to 6 minutes to reach that station. From there you can take the JR train to Sasebo. This is a 45-minute train ride where you can enjoy Nagasaki’s sceneries.

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Bus Platforms

  • Platform 1: International Terminal drop off point
  • Platform 2 : To Huis Ten Bosch/ Sasebo/ Sasa (90 minutes)
  • Platform 3: To Shimabara / Omura / Isahaya
  • Platform 4: To Nagasaki Sta. (via Showa-Machi; via Showa-Machi / Sumiyoshi)
  • Platform 5: (airport limousine bus) To Nagasaki Sta.(Dejima Road via・Non-stop)                                                   Nagasaki Shinchi via Cocowalk Morimachi

Ferry Terminal

  • Destination: Tokitso to Nagasaki Airport
  • Operating Hours: 6:30 am – 7:30 pm (Ferry takes off every 30 minutes)
  • Duration: 25-30 minutes
  • Fare: ¥1,400 -¥2,400 (child travels half the price)
  • Destination: Nagasaki Airport to Sasebo Station Minato Exit
  • Operating Hours: 9:15 am – 9:35 (Ferry takes off every 30 minutes
  • Travel Duration: 25-30 minutes
  • Fare: ¥1,400 -¥2,400 (child travels half the price)
  • Destination: Huis Ten Bosch to Nagasaki Airport (back and forth)
  • Operating Hours: 11:10 pm – 4:30 pm (Ferry takes off every 1 hour)
  • Duration: 50 minutes
  • Fare: ¥1,960 – ¥3,420 (child travels half the price)

Rent-A-Car

  • Nissan Rent-A-Car, 0957-54-1688
  • Toyota Rent-A-Car, 0957-53-0100
  • Nippon Rent-A-Car, 0957-54-2748, 0957-52-3868
  • Times Car Rental, 0957-49-5656
  • Olix Rent-A-Car,  0957-54-6555

5. Amenities

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The Information Desk should have all the answers to questions you might have about the airport. It is also where you can seek first aid assistance. You can also inquire here should you need to rent a wheelchair or a stroller. They can also assist when you need to exchange your currency to Japanese Yen. For quick cash withdrawals, many ATMs are located on the first floor just a couple of steps from the check-in counter of the domestic flights. Check out the Azalea Business lounge, the place is comfortable and will provide you a venue for meetings before flying. An area with coin operated massage chairs is also available.  Wi-Fi access is available throughout the building.

Information

  • Name: Information Desk
  • Operating Hours: 7:00 am – 9:50 pm
  • Telephone Num: 0957-52-5555

6. Observation Deck

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Check the Observation Deck located on the third floor. It is open from 7:00 am to 9:30 pm. If you like to relax and catch the sunset, this place offers a great view. The Observation Deck offers a spectacular view of the long runway and of the planes taking off or arriving. If you are traveling with children, a playground is nearby. For other places to keep your kids entertained, the second floor offers dedicated areas where they can play.

7. Parking

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Parking at the Nagasaki Airport is free for the first 30 minutes. A fee is charged according to the type of your vehicle if you stay more than 30 minutes. You can also get discounted rates from the airport’s participating eateries. Just get the discount pass at the restaurant. For people with disabilities, a 50% discount is given. Just be ready with your documents and certifications. Know that the parking space gets crowded during weekends and holiday peak periods. For more information on parking, you can call 0957-53-9595.

Information

  • Duration: Up to 30 minutes (Regular Cars: Free/Large Vehicles: Free/Motorcycles: Free)
  • Duration: From 30 min to 2 hours (per 30 min) (Regular Cars: ¥100/Large Vehicles: ¥300/Motorcycles: ¥50)
  • Duration: After 2 hours (per hour) (Regular Cars: ¥150/Large Vehicles: ¥450/Motorcycles: ¥100)
  • Duration: Maximum fee per 24-hour period:
    •   Up to 72 hours (Regular Cars: ¥800/Large Vehicles: ¥2400/Motorcycles: ¥400)
    •   After 72 hours (Regular Cars: ¥700/Large Vehicles: ¥2100/Motorcycles: ¥350)

Nagasaki Airport is your portal to Nagasaki’s rich heritage and history. Whether coming or going, what you get from this airport is the convenience of traveling. Everything is laid out in the plan, from the moment you book your ticket, to the time you set foot on the plane. If it is your first time in Nagasaki, the expanse of this floating island alone will make you wonder and admire the Japanese ingenuity and technology. Landing on the airfield then becomes a beginning of your journey to Nagasaki, Japan.

Have a good trip and travel!

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