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Friday, February 21, 2014

Trams in Nagasaki


Nagasaki has four streetcar (tram) lines operated by Nagasaki Electric Tramway: Line 1 (blue) from Akasako (Ohato) to Shokakuji-shita, Line 3 (red) Akasako (sakura-machi) to Hotarujaya, Line 4 (yellow) Shokakuji-shita (Nishihamano-machi) to Hotarujaya and Line 5 (green) Ishibashi (Nishihamano-machi) to Hotarujaya.

Trams in Nagasaki, Kyushu

The main interchange stops for the Nagasaki trams are Nagasaki JR Station, (Nagasaki Eki-mae), Tsukimachi and Suwajinja-mae.

The basic fare is 120 yen or a one-day pass for 500 yen is available at the Tourist Office at Nagasaki Station. You can also pay using a Nagasaki Smart Card.

Trams run from 6am until around 11pm at night. Check the individual stops for precise times. Enter through the rear door and exit from the front door next to the driver.

Trams in Nagasaki, Kyushu, Japan

A transfer ticket is issued at Tsukimachi.

The street cars in Nagasaki afford easy access to the majority of attractions in Nagasaki including Glover Garden, the Nagasaki Peace Park, Dejima and Sofukuji Temple.

Nagasaki's trams have been in constant operation since 1915. There is a monument to those people killed on the trams on the day of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki on August 9, 1945.

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