The sunset view of Kujukushima

The Ninety-Nine Islands

Kujukushima - The Japanese Coastal Beauty

Although it is called Kujukushima (literally meaning ninety-nine islands), it has approximately two hundred and eight islands that dot the coastline of the northern part of the Nagasaki Prefecture. Underneath the sparkling sea dwells a great variety of marine life and treasures like pearls and oysters. In addition to being registered as one of one of the “Most Beautiful Bays in the World” club, its picturesque sunset view from Ishidake Observatory has also appeared in the movie “The Last Samurai” as an emblem of Japanese coastal beauty.

At the Kujukushima Pearl Sea Resort, there are cruises that take you through the islands with explanations announced in Japanese, English, Mandarin and Korean. For adventurers, you can also try your hand at yacht sailing, sea kayaking, or joining the uninhabited island tour. There is also an aquarium nearby that showcases the marine creatures that inhabit the nearby seas; one of the highlights is the Jellyfish Symphony Dome. Spend the afternoon here and take part in water activities, and then end the day by watching the stunning sunset view from one of the observatories.

Pearl Queen Cruise
Cruising through the islands on the Pearl Queen boat

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