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Kyushu is known for the mountains and volcanoes found in the area. Among of which is Mt. Tsurumi (lava domes) found in Oita Prefecture. Usually, people travel to Beppu or Yufuin city when they visit Oita. Mt. Tsurumi and the ropeway is found in the middle of these two famous onsen cities.  If yo...more...
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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 mackerel) caught off the coast of Oita Prefecture. It is prized for the skilful way they are caught using the traditional pole-and-line method off the c...more...
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BY AIROita Airport is connected to major cities such as Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Kagoshima and Okinawa. From the airport you can take airport shuttles to Oita Station, Beppu or Yufuin direct. The journey from the airport to town takes around 1 hour by bus or car. BY RAILFrom Fukuoka Station, it tak...more...
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Day 1From Oita City, head to Mt Aso, an active volcano with one of the world’s largest calderas. The surrounding also evoke a dramatic landscape. Take the Mt Aso Ropeway up to the caldera and trek around it, or enjoy a horseback ride around the huge 1km diameter Kusasenri-ga-hama meadow in the re...more...
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The cooling months of spring or autumn are probably the best to enjoy Oita Prefecture as the weather is fine for trekking around its abundant nature, and you can warm yourself up in a soothing hot spring afterwards. Outdoor season Taking an outdoor bath in a rotenburo is a must-do during these se...more...
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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 Beppu and Yufuin towns. Other than enjoying the many types of hot spring waters, you can also sooth your body in a hot sand bath or mud bath in this mo...more...