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Getting to the Island

There's two basic methods for getting to Shinkamigoto on Nakadori Island. Both require that you first get to either Nagasaki or Sasebo. Both have good transportation options, but, typically, traveling from Sasebo is cheaper. Nearly everyone gets to Shinkamigoto by ferry boat, though there is also a small airport.

Ferry rides cost $20-$60 one way, and there are two basic types of ferries available. The fast boats and jet foils take a little over an hour to reach the island. The slow ferries are cheaper, but take about three hours and don't run as often during the day. Making a reservation in advance is usually unnecessary, though if you are traveling during a festival time there's a small chance the ferry could be full, so please take that into account.