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Oita is sometimes called the “Nara of the West”. It is located in the northeast of Kyushu and is best known for the city of Beppu which has more onsen (hot springs) than anywhere else in Japan. Creative types flock to the Yufuin onsen area (not far from Beppu) for music and film festivals held every summer. Other fantastic features of Oita are the many natural sites including the Yabakei Gorge and the lava plateau in the north. The southern Kunisaki-hanto Peninsula is rich with historical Buddhist sites and artifacts. In fact, Fuki-ji Temple, Maki-odo Temple, and Usuki Sekibutsu-gun are home to the largest collection of Buddhist stone figures in Japan.

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Oita Food Guide

Seafood lovers will have lots to try in Oita Prefecture. When in Oita, you must try the Seki AJi and Seki Saba (the Seki horse mackerel and Seki ma...Read more

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Oita Access Guide

BY AIROita Airport is connected to major cities such as Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Kagoshima and Okinawa. From the airport you can take airport shuttles...Read more

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Oita For The First Time

On the east coast of Kyushu Prefecture which lies to the south of Japan, Oita Prefecture is most famous for its hot spring resorts, in particular B...Read more

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Takegawara Onsen

Takegawara Onsen is a traditional Japanese-style hot spring and 'sand spa'.Read more

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Oniishibozu Jigoku

Jigoku is a wonderful sightseeing area that has several natural hot springs.Read more

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Jigoku Mushi Kobo Kannawa

Jigoku Mushi Kobo Kannawa is a Japanese restaurant that specialises in steaming all of its food from the hot springs underground.Read more

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Tatsumaki Jigoku

This spot is a “Geyser” and was designated as Natural Monument by Beppu city. It periodically boils and shoots out steam and hot water. It has one ...Read more

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Mount Takasaki Wild Monkey Park

Mount Takasaki Wild Monkey Park is an area where you can go to experience nature, see monkeys and watch them being fed.Read more

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Beppu

Beppu is Japan's most famous Onsen (hot spring) resort city, and produces more thermal hot spring water than any where else in the country.Read more

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Shiraike Jigoku

Shiraike Jigoku is a hot spring located in the famous hot spring resort of Beppu.Read more

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