“A steam launch conveyed us to Nagasaki and, once there, we took a jinrikisha for a memorable mountain ride of five miles along a road called the Mogi. We ascended gradually from the sea level and soon the loveliest view was spread before us.
“On our right, looking downward, were the sea and the city rising in terraces from the water – the hillsides covered with foliage, all sparkling in the morning light. On our left, foothills and beyond these the mountains. We stopped at a Japanese tea house to rest the jinrikisha men, and soon after we came to a point in the landscape said to be represented in the opera of Madame Butterfly. Reaching the Mogi, we found another tea house and we all alighted and roamed around the point where we had a magnificent far reaching panorama. The descent was quite as enjoyable, and altogether we voted the ride an entire success.”
– Travels in the Far East, Ellen Mary (Hayes) Peck, 1909
“Mogi, a small port overlooking the Gulf of Omura 5 mi. SE of Nagasaki, is a popular resort and is oftentimes made the point of departure for Unzen. Steamer across Chijima Bay to Obama in about 3 hrs ¥1 1st cl. The road to Mogi leads out through the E quarter of the port, thence over the hills and across a wide valley dotted with rice fields, bamboo groves, and farmsteads, with busy water wheels. jinriki 2 men for the round trip ¥2.40 time about 3 hrs. A tramway is in process of building. Mogi Hotel ¥2.50 Am pl.”
– Terry’s Japanese Empire, T. Phillip Terry, 1914.