Islands famous all over the world for their cultivated and natural pearls. Host of one of the most romantic and famous sightseeing cruises in the southwest of Japan. Are you searching for a place to have an unforgettable romantic date? Take your plans for a cruise far and beyond, and visit Nagasaki’s Kujukushima.
The sightseeing cruises are available in different types. One of the most popular is aboard the “Pearl Queen;” a charming ship that departs from the maritime terminal of the Sakai Pearl Sea Resort, and takes its passengers in a circuit, going sightseeing of the many islands that integrate the famous archipelago.
Nature’s true treasure, this archipelago encompasses 208 largely uninhabited islands. More than just a pearl or two, you can also find a wide variety of plants and animals that are exclusive to this area, and are no longer seen in the rest of the world.
If you are feeling curious about the process behind the pearl cultivation and harvesting in Kujukushima, the Kujukushima Visitor’s Center near the docks is a goldmine (or pearl mine!) of information available to everyone. Inside the aquarium Umi Kirara, they have a pearl harvesting activity. For 600 yen, you can open an oyster and harvest a pearl for yourself or your special one.
The 99 Islands are a very precious natural resource. As such, check the following link, which has a quick guide in English about the manners to follow in your visit. For more information on the Kujukushima cruise, please visit the official page in English.
|Name||KUJUKUSHIMA PEARL SEA RESORT|
|Category||Scenery, Sunset, Cruise, Pearl|
|Address||1008 Kashimae-cho, Sasebo-shi, Nagasaki 858-0922|
|Access||[map]1008 Kashimae-cho, Sasebo-shi, Nagasaki 858-0922[/map]|
|Opening Hours||Cruises depart from 10:00 to 15:00. but the rest of the areas are usually open from 9:00. until 18:00. Pease check the oficial page to see more cruise options and special events.|
|Price Range||Adults (high school students and older) 1,400 yen. Children (from 4 years old- Junior High School sudents) 700 yen.|