A Relaxing Getaway on the Island of Goto Udon & Tsubaki Flowers - Shinkamigoto (3 Days)

A Relaxing Getaway on the Island of Goto Udon & Tsubaki Flowers - Shinkamigoto (3 Days)-1

Take a ferry to Shinkamigoto Town from Sasebo Port.

Over the course of three days, revel in Shinkamigoto Town's beautiful sea, spectacular sunsets, and the island's famous "Goto Udon."
On the third day, make your way to several churches, including Kashiragashima Church, one of the "Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region"; and Aosagaura Church, one of Japan's important cultural properties.

・Transportation: Car
*Reserving a rental car in advance is recommended.

*You can also come by ferry from Fukuoka. 
Please see the access page for details.

  • Required Time:3days
  • Means of Transportation:by car
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Approx. 1 hour 30 min. by high-speed boat from Sasebo Port

【Day 1】Arikawa Port

【Day 1】Arikawa Port-1

Immediately nearby on foot

【Day 1】Kaido Shrine

Famous for its torii shrine gate made of fin whale jawbones
【Day 1】Kaido Shrine-1

The Kaido Shrine symbolizes Arikawa, which once prospered due to whaling. The torii shrine gate is 4m 45cm tall.

Approx. 20 min. walk

【Day 1】Hamagurihama Beach

【Day 1】Hamagurihama Beach-1
Hamagurihama is famous for its shallow beach and white sand, and is listed as one of the Top 100 Beaches in Japan. Every year, the summer beach event is held in July, drawing people not only from Nagasaki but also from all around the country.
Address 857-4214 長崎県南松浦郡新上五島町七目郷

Immediately nearby on foot

【Day 1】Lunch at Nearby Restaurants

Approx. 1 hour by car

【Day 1】Tsubaki Park

A resort enjoyed by everybody
【Day 1】Tsubaki Park-1

There is a hiking course that makes a circuit around the light house, connecting Tsubaki Park and the forest road, making it a popular resort for families and friends. Tsushima Straight can also be seen through the camellia.

Approx. 1 hour by car

【Day 1】Ota Noodle Makers

Light yet chewy Goto udon noodles
【Day 1】Ota Noodle Makers-1

The Goto udon noodle factory has a long history, and has celebrated its 100th anniversary. Goto udon noodles were born from the food culture nurtured by the rich nature and climate on the Goto Islands, and they make a fantastic souvenir.

Approx. 15 min. by car

【Day 1】Yagatame Station / Yagatame Salt Workshop

Stop and rest on Kamigoto island.
【Day 1】Yagatame Station / Yagatame Salt Workshop-1

【Yagatame Station】The Kamigoto Bussan store sells souvenirs and provides tourist information.
【Yagatame Salt Workshop】The workshop draws in clear seawater from the nearby ocean, then puts in time and effort to make salt. Tours are also available.

Approx. 5 min. by car

【Day 1】Yagatame Park Lookout Point

A breathtakingly beautiful evening view
【Day 1】Yagatame Park Lookout Point-1

Located at the entrance to Nama Bay, Yagatame Park Lookout Point has a beautiful view of the conical rock formations and the complex coastline, and you can enjoy the sunset over the East China Sea.

Approx. 20 min. by car

【Day 1】Margherita Goto-Islands Resort Hotel

Stylish hotel on an overlook on Nakadori Island
【Day 1】Margherita Goto-Islands Resort Hotel-1

Margherita is a small resort hotel that has the image of a church. The 29 guest rooms, which is the same as the number of churches on the island, all have ocean views and a balcony overlooking the beautiful sea. Attractive dishes at the restaurant take advantage of fresh fish caught in the sea and Goto beef, and you can enjoy both Italian and Japanese foods. The hotel's open-air bath is also superb.

Approx. 25 min. by car

【Day 2】Goto Udon no Sato

【Day 2】Goto Udon no Sato-1
Goto Udon is one of the specialty foods of the Goto Islands, and this place is definitely a go-to place when you visit. Not only can you observe the production process of Goto Udon, you can also purchase the noodles along with other local specialty goods as souvenirs. There is even a restaurant here in case you want to try some local dish made using the Goto Udon noodles!

The facilities here are equipped with EV fast charging stations for electric cars, so it’s the perfect place to take a break and recharge (for you and your car!).
  • Address 857-4211 長崎県南松浦郡新上五島町有川郷428-31
    Hours of Operation 8:30~17:00
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Address 857-4211 長崎県南松浦郡新上五島町有川郷428-31
Hours of Operation 8:30~17:00

Approx. 20 min. by car

【Day 2】Bat's Nose (Ota Township)

Rock formation naturally created by waves

The tidal currents in this small cape change direction with the ebb and flow of the tide, and the rocky area is a fishing point. Like the Grand Canyon, there are countless layers of rocks. Please note that you will be unable to return when the tide rises.

Approx. 15 min. by car

【Day 2】Lunch at Nearby Restaurants

Approx. 10 min. by car

【Day 2】Hamanna Beach

Hidden spot known only to the locals
【Day 2】Hamanna Beach-1

This spectacular spot makes you forget about your daily life. "Gengoro Island," floating in the sea in front of you, is also known as the "Lion Island" and is loved by the local populace.

Approx. 10 min. by car

【Day 2】Ryoma Sakamoto Square

Praying statue of Ryoma
【Day 2】Ryoma Sakamoto Square-1

Here you will find a statue of Ryoma Sakamoto, a patriot from the mid- to late-1800s, holding up his hands in requiem for his friends, who met disaster far out at sea.

Approx. 5 min. by car

【Day 2】Sakiura District (Tomozumi, Harami Shrine, Akao)

A cobblestone town

Come and enjoy looking at the scenery in the Sakiura District, where a distinctive stone culture remains, and make sure not to miss the Kashiragashima Catholic Church, one of the area's highlights.

Approx. 10 min. by car

【Day 2】Mt. Kujirami

Whale watching station looking out over Arikawa Bay
【Day 2】Mt. Kujirami-1

The Kujiramiyama observatory is located where a watch station was once located during the area's prosperous whaling period. From the station they would announce when whales had arrived in the bay and signal for vessels to head out.

Approx. 25 min. by car

【Day 2】Margherita Goto-Islands Resort

Stylish hotel on an overlook on Nakadori Island
【Day 2】Margherita Goto-Islands Resort-1

Margherita is a small resort hotel that has the image of a church. The 29 guest rooms, which is the same as the number of churches on the island, all have ocean views and a balcony overlooking the beautiful sea. Attractive dishes at the restaurant take advantage of fresh fish caught in the sea and Goto beef, and you can enjoy both Italian and Japanese foods. The hotel's open-air bath is also superb.

Approx. 10 min. by car

【Day 3】Aosagaura Church

Brick church designated as an Important Cultural Property of Japan
【Day 3】Aosagaura Church-1

Since 1899, Aosagaura Church became Kamigoto's central church. The current church, built in 1910, is the third generation building, and all of the Christian believers banded together to carry the bricks. It is even more beautiful when the setting sun comes in.

Approx. 40 min. by car

【Day 3】Kashiragashima Church

【Day 3】Kashiragashima Church-1

Kashiragashima ChurchThis sandstone church, a rare sight in Japan, was built by Christians returning to the islands after the period of persecution, from stones they quarried themselves. The church is designated as an Important Cultural Property of Japan and is part of the “Churches and Christian Sites in Nagasaki” bid for designation as a World Heritage Site.

Address 857-4102 長崎県南松浦郡新上五島町友住郷頭ヶ島638
TEL 0959-42-0964(新上五島町観光物産協会)

Approx. 35 min. by car

【Day 3】Oso Church

Brick church designated by Nagasaki Prefecture as an Important Cultural Property
【Day 3】Oso Church-1

It is said that the descendants of the Christians who migrated from overseas live in the area. The current church was built in 1916 and features walls made of two types of bricks of different colors.

Approx. 20 min. by car

【Day 3】Nakanoura Church

The church's figure reflecting on the calm surface of the water
【Day 3】Nakanoura Church-1

A wooden church built in 1925, its interior is decorated with camellia-like flowers and it has a characteristic ceiling. The church reflects on the water in the area's scenery, and is a beautiful sight that puts everyone at ease.

Approx. 25 min. by car

【Day 3】Tainoura Port

Approx. 1 hour 40 min. by high-speed boat

【Day 3】Nagasaki Port

【Day 3】Nagasaki Port-1

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