Kujukushima Pleasure Cruise in Sasebo, Nagasaki


See a breathtaking seascape on a pleasure cruise from Kujukushima Pearl Sea Resort in Sasebo, Nagasaki. Weave your way through the 200-plus uninhabited islands of Kujukushima, part of Saikai National Park, on a sightseeing cruise you’ll never forget.


  • Explore Kujukushima — the densest concentration of islands in Japan
  • Cruise on the bright white Pearl Queen or the Pirate Boat Mirai
  • Weave your way through the hundreds of beautiful forested isles
  • See the oyster rafts used for cultivating pearls
  • Enjoy flexibility with open-date tickets valid 2 months from booking

Key Information

Important Information

• Children aged 0–4 are free of charge • Discount tickets for seniors (ages 70 and older) and people with disabilities are not sold online • Both vessels are wheelchair accessible • Operating hours may vary depending on the weather, and cruises may be canceled in the event of a storm- Animals are not allowed on board, except service animals - This voucher cannot be used in combination with other offers, coupons, discounts, etc. - In case of cruise cancellation due to weather, we cannot refund open-date tickets or compensate guests for travel expenses


Contrary to what its name suggests, Kujukushima (“99 Islands”) is in fact a chain of 208 small islands, in the Saikai National Park of northwestern Kyushu. This seascape near Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, is one of the most beautiful bays in the world and was featured in the opening scene of The Last Samurai. On a Kujukushima cruise, you’ll weave around the incredible forested isles for 50 minutes, departing from Kujukushima Pearl Sea Resort. Choose from the themed Pirate Boat Mirai, Japan’s first electric propulsion cruise boat, or the Pearl Queen, the slightly larger crisp white queen of the sea. Both boats operate multiple cruises on most days, with extra sunset cruises and mystery-solving cruises during peak seasons.

How it works

1. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive an email with a QR code, which will serve as your voucher 2. Visit Kujukushima Pearl Sea Resort to redeem your voucher within 2 months of booking (check the cruise schedule in advance) 3. On the day of your visit, present your QR code (printed or displayed on your smartphone) at the Kujukushima Pleasure Boat ticketing counter to receive a timed boarding ticket (available from 09:00)

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