Saikai Pearl Sea Resort4.5
Saikai Pearl Sea Resort is the waterfront entrance to the Kujuku-shima ('ninety-nine islands'), part of Saikai National Park in the sea. Sightseeing boats, such as the Pearl Queen and the Kaio, depart from this complex and make a 1-hour loop through numerous islands. The view of a distant bridges and pearl farms is beautiful. For children, there are attractions like treasure hunting and tour to the captain's cabin.
The resort also has a base for yacht sailing and kayaking to experience the nearby islands, an aquarium called Umi-kirara, and an array of restaurants and souvenir shops. This is a great place for a family to spend time with ocean views.
PurposeGourmet,elderly,that you'll never forget,experience,nature,mysterious lands of Japan,sightseeing,shopping,let's hang out!
Airport/Sta.Nagasaki Airport (about 35.6km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.07 months ago
Really great tour of the islands. It has modern, comfortable, beautiful ships on which to take the journey while receiving insightful information. A real gem of Sasebo.
4.07 months ago
Went to the Pearl Sea resort during winter 2020. This is the place where you can enjoy the boat tour around the Kujukushima. There's two ships running the service, the queen and the pirate. Unfortunate the pirate was out of service at the time of the review. Big car park for parking.
Pros: Not a lot of tourists during the winter. The boat tour itself was quite interesting with japanese and english visual and audio information on board. You get to go deep within the islands and the boat tour last around 1 hour.
Cons: During winter most of the shops in the resort are closed so unable to try the famous ramen shop.
4.011 months ago
Nice place for family and kids. I was there solo so it was a bit pointless for me. You can get a better view down the street at tenkaiho lookout.
5.0a year ago
My kids love it. We finished the whole aquarium in about an hour since they were so excited to move from place to place but overall it's beautiful. They also have a dolphin show that you can catch at about 12:30 I believe. Restaurants around the aquarium are amazing, various places to choose from. And other activities around the aquarium as well. Be sure too ride the ship for a great experience.
5.011 months ago
I loved the boat tour! There's the regular boat tour and then one especially for kids that's pirate themed. You don't really need to understand Japanese to appreciate the beauty and fun experience. There's a couple places to shop and eat here too. Personally, I recommend Pinnochio's as it is amazing Italian food more than worth the price. It's kid friendly too even if it comes off as more of a date spot. Kids love the big, traditional brick oven that takes up two stories and you can look out and see the ship tours passing. There's also outdoor seating too so you can enjoy those pretty summer days.
Even though this is meant for tourists, it's more than worth the visit. My mom and I used to go here all the time just to stroll the boardwalk and have lunch together. I really cannot recommend this place enough.
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How many islands, do you think, there are in the Kujuku-shima(ninety-nine islands)? There is an aquarium called Umi Kilala, umi means the sea and kilala is an onomatopoeia, expressing sparkling. You can enjoy a whole day there.
How many islands, do you think, there are in the Kujuku-shima(ninety-nine islands)?
There is an aquarium called Umi Kilala, umi means the sea and kilala is an onomatopoeia, expressing sparkling.
You can enjoy a whole day there.