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Cruises to Sasebo

What used to be an old fishing village, Sasebo has been a major naval port since the late 19th century - first with Imperial Japanese Navy and today as a base for the U.S. Navy. Don't miss a boat tour of the emerald-green 208 Kujuku Islands nearby, a beautiful sight set against the deep-blue waters of the bay. On shore, explore Sasebo's Zoological and Tropical Botanical Garden, featuring 80 animal and 1,200 plant species, all with spectacular views of the Kujuku Islands. And if you want to go Dutch, head to Huis Ten Bosch, a recreated 17th-century Dutch village complete with colourful tulip fields. For something more authentically Japanese, head to the Yorozu-cho district to visit a market teeming with fresh produce and seafood as well as handmade clothing and pottery.


  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Sasebo Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    JST (Japan Standard Time) UTC/GMT +9 hours
  • Language
    The local language is Japanese.
  • Currency & Shopping
    Japanese Yen (YEN)
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Organised Shore Excursions for sightseeing, museums, foodies, wine tasting. Taxis, shuttles and buses are available.
    • Famous For
      Seishin Cathedral is one of the most famous churches in Sasebo, as it was built in 1930 in a Neogothic style and is the symbol of Sasebo.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Sasebo’s Zoological and Tropical Botanical Garden, boasts 80 animal species and 1,200 plant specimens – along with breathtaking views of the Kujuku Islands.
    • Fun Fact #2
      Sasebo City was founded on April 1, 1902 and was one of the original 17 targets selected for the dropping of the atomic bomb during World War II.
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