Internet gold here courtesy of one of the Sasebo families! Below are videos from Tra la la Adventures which chronicle adventures in and around Japan as well as other places such as Laniakea beach in Hawaii.
Nara Deer Park is a 70 to 90 minute train ride from Osaka, Kansai airport (KIX). Each way by train is between 1,400 to 1,600 yen or 3,000 yen round trip.
Information to the official Nara deer park site, along with more information on Nara (temples, restaurants, how to get there), can be found here: https://www.vombudsman.com/city/sightseeing/nara-deer-park
Ikitsuki is a small island located right off Hirado. Ikitsuki is know for it's whale watching, the giant bronze buddha, the blue bridge, and beautiful cliffs.
More information on Ikitsuki Island can be found here: https://www.vombudsman.com/city/sightseeing/ikitsuki-island
Hashima Island is located off the coast of Nagasaki. The only way to reach this island is by ferry and can only book your tickets online. The cost to go on the island as well as circle it is 4,000 Yen.
More information on Hashima Island: https://www.vombudsman.com/city/sightseeing/hashima-island
Hirado Castle is located 1 hour and 20 minutes away from Hario Village and 1 hour from main base Sasebo. There is a toll way as well as a non-toll way to get there. We took the non-toll way to get to Hirado. This castle is truely remarkable with a 360 degree view of the Hirado area on the top level of the castle. Admission to get in is only 510 yen and is definently worth it.
More information on Hirado castle here: https://www.vombudsman.com/city/sightseeing/hirado-castle
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Tra la la channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc6vauyN_ykACLvQIXy_TJQ