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Kyushu Travel Guide

Oita-prefcture travel guide

 

Oita-prefecture is on the north-eastern section of Kyushu

It is bordered by Miyazaki-prefecture to the south, and Fukuoka-prefecture and Kumamoto-prefecture

to the west. The prefecture is a representative Onsen Resort area in Japan, total boasting hot spring sources

and hot spring flowing volume are both Japan’s largest.

Most recommended Onsen Resorts are Beppu and Yufuin.

 


 

 Location of Oita-prefecture

  

 


 

Where to Explore

Beppu

Onsen Resort where the largest hot spring yield in Japan. The popular hot spring town nestle at the

foot of volcanosMount Yufu and Mount Tsurumi. Boasting more than 2,800 hot spring sources and 

flowing rate of nearly 137,000 kiloliters per day, Beppu is considered a paradise of hot springs famous

for high therapeutic effects.


 

Yufuin

A beautiful and tranquil Onsen Resort, Yufuin is located about 15 km west of Beppu and is spreading in

the Yufu basin at the mountain foot of Yufu. Onsen Resort life can be enjoyed at the beautiful and tranquil

place harmonized with nature in the basin of mountain hill area.


 

Okubungo

Nature-blessed region at Ono River basin, the northern part is surrounded by Aso & Kuju Mountains.

Okubungo consists of Takada, Kuju, Kusu,Kokonoe, Bungo-ono and Ogata.

 


 

Usa and Ajimu

Located at the base of  Kunisaki peninsula and spreading around Usa Shrine.

Since ancient time the Kunisaki peninsula has been home of Kyushu’s prominent Usa Shrine,

influencing the surrounding hills and valleys with Buddhist culture. Although this is a Shinto shrine,

it has long been holy ground to both Shinto and Buddhist activities, and the Kunisaki Mountains 

and valleys were often chosen by monks as practice ground for meditation.

  


 

Kunisaki peninsula

Rural area centered on mount Futago, pilgrimage, trekking, onsen, local cuisines can be enjoyed. 

Kunisaki peninsula began to develop 1,300 years ago as a sacred relgious ground influenced by  

by mountain and nature worship, Buddhism, and Usa shrine rising in the region.


 

Nakatsu & Yabakei

A small city on the north coast of Oita-prefecture, just east of its border with Fukuoka-prefecture.

During the Edo Period of Japanese history, Nakatsu was a mid-sized domain, and the town itself

has recently expanded to include outlying towns and districts and now comprises almost 500 square

kilometers with a population of almost 85,000.


 

Featured tours

Oita-prefecture tours

・ Yufuin & Beppu Onsen 2 days tour

 Usa & Kunisaki one-day tour 

Kyushu Round tours

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 

 

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Yufuin travel guide

 

A beautiful and tranquil Onsen Resort representing Kyushu

Yufuin is located about 15 km west of Beppu and is spreading in the Yufu basin at the mountain foot

of Yufu. Onsen Resort life can be enjoyed at the beautiful and tranquil place harmonized with nature

in the basin of mountain hill area

 


 

Where to explore 

Kinrinko lake

One of landmark in Yufuin. Hot water gushes from the bottom of the lake, and hot steam rises from its

surface on a cold day.  The lake is located at the end of the town’s main walking route, about a kilometer 

and a half from the Yufuin station.


 

Shitan-yu

The old public outdoor bath with a thatched roof beside Kinrinko lake in Yufuin.  The bathing here is mixed,

as baths often were before the arrival, during the Meiji period ( 1869 – 1912). 


 

Yufuin Floral Village

Reproduced the townscape of the Cotswold region in England. The place was also used for

Harry Potter’s shooting location.


 

Yunotsubo Avenue


 


 

Kamenoi Besso,  a featured accommodation around Kinrinko lake.


 

 Location of Yufuin

  

 


 

 General information 

 

Address Yufu-city Yufuin office : 3738-1 Kawakami, Yufuin-cho, Yufu-city, Oita-prefecture
Access

20 minutes by a vehicle from Beppu-city

80 minutes by a vehicle from Aso-city

130 minutes by a vehicle from Kumamoto-city

100 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

100 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

Population 33,000   Population density 105

 

Featured tours  

Oita-prefecture tours

 


 

 

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Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Nakatsu & Yabakei travel guide

 

Nakatsu is a small city on the north coast of Oita-prefecture, just east of its

border with Fukuoka-prefecture.

During the Edo Period of Japanese history, Nakatsu was a mid-sized domain,

and the town itself has recently expanded to include outlying towns and districts

and now comprises almost 500 square kilometers with a population of almost 85,000.

 


 

Exploring Nakatsu 

Nakatsu Castle

The castle was built in 1588 on the estuary of Nakatsu river.


 

Goganji Temple

The temple called Akakabe Dera literally means red wall.


 

Exploring Yabakei

Kyoshuho 

The approximately 1 km high monolithic rockey mountain.


 

Ao-no-domon

The tunnel built by a monk Zenkai in Edo period, spending 30 years.


 

Rakanji Temple

A historic temple built on the top of the mountain in 645​.

 

 

Shin-yabakei 

Called Hitomi Hakkei, the scenic spot.

     

 

Maple Yaba Cycling Road

Cycling road built on the site of the old Yabakei Railroad.

   

 

 Location of Nakatsu & Yabakei 

   

 


 

 General information 

 

Address City hall : 14-3 Toyoda-machi, Nakatsu-city, Oita-prefecture
Access

60 minutes by a vehicle from JR Beppu

60 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin

40 minutes by a vehicle from Bungo-takada-city

40 minutes by a vehicle from Usa-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

100 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

Population 83,000   population density 170

 

Featured tours   

Oita-prefecture tours

 


 

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 Enquiry Form 

 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897 , Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Usa & Ajimu travel guide

 

Usa area including Ajimu are located at the base of Kunisaki peninsula and spreading

around Usa Shrine.

Since ancient time the Kunisaki peninsula has been home of Kyushu’s prominent Usa Shrine,

influencing the surrounding hills and valleys with Buddhist culture. Although this is a Shinto shrine,

it has long been holy ground to both Shinto and Buddhist activities, and the Kunisaki Mountains 

and valleys were often chosen by monks as practice ground for meditation.

 


 

Exploring Usa & Ajimu

Usa Shrine

The head shrine of Hachiman Shrine that is composed 44,000 shrines that dedicated to the Hachiman Deity.

Emperor Ojin, who was deified as Hachiman-jin  (the tutelary god of warriors), is said to be
enshrined in all the sites dedicated to him; and the first and earliest of these was at Usa in the
early 8th century. The Shrine is was founded in 727.

                Torii Gate

          Approach to Shrine

             Shrine main building


 

Ajimu Winery

Enjoy tasting Ajimu wines, The winery located in the natural rich Ajimu basin. 
Ajimu Winery grows high-quality grapes by taking advantage of the temperature fluctuations
found in the extreme climate unique to this region.

                       Winery

                         Wines

               Tasting the wines


 

Scenic beauty

                   Sen Cliffs

          Higashi-shiya Waterfall

              Suzai Waterfall


 

Cool Japan

     Fukami Five Story Pagoda      

                Trowel Painting

              Trowel Painting


 

Futaba-no-sato Museum, Sumo Grand Champion Futabayama Museum


 

Senzai Farm Garden  

250 wisteria flowers bloom at the most largest garden in Kyushu, 200 roses bloom from May

                Wisteria flower    

 

                  Tea Plantation

                   Rose Garden


 

 Location of Usa & Ajimu

   

 


 

Featured tours  

Oita-prefecture tours

 


 

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 Enquiry Form 

 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897, Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Kunisaki peninsula travel guide

 

Rural area centered on mount Futago pilgrimage, trekking, onsen, local cuisines

Kunisaki peninsula began to develop 1,300 years ago as a sacred religious ground influenced by  mountain and nature worship, Buddhism, and

Usa shrine rising in the region.  Here remains in Bungo-takada city the historical

background for “home of prayer” consecrating a mass the Shinto deity, Buddha, 

and ancestral spirit. And one of major industry is agriculture and entire area of 

Kunisaki peninsula including Usa are listed on the World Agricultural Heritage.

 


 

Welcome to Kunisaki Peninsula

          Lover’s (koikana) Road

                    Rural area

         Shiitake mushrooms


 

Exploring Kunisaki Peninsula

Showa no machi

The era that lasted till about 30 years ago in Japanese history, Bungo Takada was

the most prosperous in Kunisaki Peninsula for over 300 years from the Edo period up to 1900.
Here remains various old structures and remnants of regional Japanese.


 

Fuki-ji Temple

The temple is a Tendai Buddhist temple located on the slopes of Mount Futago. The temple was

established in 718 and the temple building is the oldest extant wooden structure in Kyushu.

               Entrrance

           Stone lantern

        Temple mail building


 

Nagasaki-bana Cape

The resort park features a beach, a campsite, restaurant and more. The entire premises gets

painted beautifully with colors of each and every seasonal flower in season.

Beach

Sasonal flower premises

Sunflower


 

Onieno-sato

     Image of the god Fudo

          Temnemji temple

     Place of Shugendo

     Religious training


 

Tashibu-no-sho

This district was once considered the most important estate of Usa Shrine. It has been ascertained

from ancient documents that the rural landscape seen today has remained unchanged since Heian

period. Now included this are, Kunisaki peninsula is listed on the World Agricultural Heritage.

     World Agricultural Heritage

               Paddy field

              Farmers houses


 

Kumano magaibutu

Hewn in a rock Mt. Tahara are two of largest Buddhist stone carvings in all Japan.   A Fudo-myu-o

8 meter in heigt and Dainich-nyurai 6.8 meter height. Said to have been carved in the Heian period,

they have received government designation as Important Cultural Properties.

                    Entrance

                Daiichi nyorai

                   Fudo myoou


 

Futago-ji Temple

The Central temple of Rokugo-Manzan in Kunisaki peninsula.

The temple was established in 718 by Ninmon and located close to the peak of Mount Futago.

Futagoji’s grounds cover a wide area on the forested slopes of the mountain, with stone and

gravel paths and stairs connecting several halls housing various deities.


 

Choan-ji Temple


 

Makino odo

The temple houses nine Buddhists images said to be masterpieces of the Heian period,

including the Maki-Odo Seated Amida Nyorai (Amitabha). Figure and statues of the Four Devas.

All are designated as important national cultural properties.


 

 Location of Kunisaki peninsula

    

 

 


 

Featured tours  

Oita-prefecture tours

 


 

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

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Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

 

Beppu Hell tour

 

Beppu’s most hyped attraction 

Hell (Jigoku Meguri ) tour that is a collection of hot spring where the water bubbles forth from 
underground, often with unusual result.  

Seven of the hells are located in the Kannawa district where over 4 km northwest of Beppu station, 

and two in the more remote Shibaseki district.

 


 

Kannawa district  

6 hells are located within walking distance of each other in this area.

 

Umi Jigoku

Sea Hell, it resemble of sea, this 200 metre deep, cobalt blue pond of boiling water

emerge 1200 years ago after a volcano explosion


 

Oniishi Bozu Jigoku 

Oniishi shaving Head Hell, large and small bubble of hot gray mud that boiling

up here look like the shaven head of monks.


 

Shiraike Jigoku 

White Pound Hell, the colorless water that naturally spouts from the ground mysteriously

turn creamy white


 

Yama Jigoku

Mountain Hell, a gust steam clear to reveal prancing lion, Bathing hippos and curious chimpanzees.
Taking its name from the mountain mud formed over years.


 

Kamado Jigoku 

Oven Hell, a bright demon standing on an enormous cooking pots is the mascot of the site,
temptingly divided into six unique, pots of murky, budding thumping boiling water.


 

Oniyama Jigoku

Devil’s Mountain Hell, the force of the steam produced at this Spring can pull one and a half
train cars.  This hellish site is the happy home of a variety of crocodile and alligator who slither
down breeding water into the warm.


 

Shibaseki district  

It takes about 5 minutes by car or bus from Kannawa district to this Shibaseki district.

 

Chi-no-ike Jigoku 

Blood Pull Hell, the clay is steaming hot point that the steam is red. Japan’s oldest natural
Jigoku as written about in the Bungo Topography described as Akayusena reddish hot spring.  


 

Tatsumaki Jigoku

Water spout Hell, a geyser, is a natural monument designated by Beppu city.
The Geyser means a hot spring spouting out boiling water and steam in interval.


 

 Location of Beppu

  

 


 

 General information  

 

Address Kannawa, Beppu-city, Oita-prefecture
Access

15 minutes by a vehicle from JR Beppu Station

20 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin-city

100 minutes by a vehicle from Aso-city

160 minutes by a vehicle from Kumamoto-city

120 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

100 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

Open hours 8:00 to 17:00
Admission fee

JPY 400 for one attraction visit

JPY 2,000 for Hell tour Pass, 7 attractions can be visited

Days closed No closing days

 

 Featured tours  

 

Oita-prefecture tours

 


 

 

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Kinrinko lake

 

Kinrinko lake is the landmark in Yufuin.

 

Hot water gushes from the bottom of the lake, and hot steam rises from its surface on a cold day.
The lake is located at the end of the town’s main walking route
about a kilometer and a half from
the Yufuin station.
 
Walking paths surround the lake as well as more small shops and cafesand there is a small
shrine located at the lake’s southern end

 

      Shitan-yu

       Floral Village

     Coffee restanrant


 

          Shopping Street

           Kamenoi Besso

       Rickshaw


 

 Location of Yufuin

  

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 1561-1 Kawakami, Yufuin-cho, Yufu-city, Oita-prefecture
Access

5 minutes by a vehicle from JR Yufuin Station

20 minutes walk from JR Yufuin Station


 

 Featured tours  

 

Oita-prefecture tours

 


 

 Contact us   

 

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Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Shitan-yu

 

Shitan-yu is the old public outdoor bath with a thatched roof beside Kinrinko lake.

 

The bathing here is mixed, as baths often were before the arrival, during the Meiji period (1869 – 1912),

of American and Europeans who shames the Japanese into segregating their baths.

 


 

Around Shitan-yu

 

      Kinrinko lake

     Coffee restaurant

     Floral Village


 

 Location of Yufuin

  

      


 

 General information  

 

Address 1585 Kawakami, Yufuin-cho, Yufu-city, Oita-prefecture
Access

5 minutes by a vehicle from JR Yufuin Station

20 minutes walk from JR Yufuin Station

Open hours 10:00 to 21:00
Admission fee

JPY 200

Days closed No closing days

 

 Featured tours  

 

Oita-prefecture tours

 


 

 Contact us   

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

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Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Hyotan Onsen

 

The most popular pubulic bath in Beppu.

 

You can enjoy various type of Onsen.

 

Hyotan Onsen is a public bath where you can enjoy various type of bathes and is located in Kannawa district in Beppu.

The waters of this Onsen contain sodium chloride which is effective for neuralgia and women’s diseases.


 

There are Outdoor bathes, Hyotan bath, Waterfall bath, Steam bath and Sand bath.
You can also enjoy meals at the restaurant; local specialty cuisine Dangojiru, or food steamed with the steam from hot spring.

 

 Location of Beppu

  

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 159-2 Kannawa, Beppu-city, Oita-prefecture
Access

15 minutes by a vehicle from JR Beppu Station

10 minutes walk from Kannawa Kamenoi Bus stop

Open hours 9:00 to 25:00
Admission fee

JPY 750

Days closed No closing days

 

 Featured tours  

 

Oita-prefecture tours

 


 

 Contact us   

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

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Kannawa Onsen

 

The most exciting destination in Beppu

 

The hot spring yield of Beppu is the largest in Japan and most of them are come

out from Kannawa area. The scenery of steam rising from everywhere is wonderful.

 

The most famous sights here are Jigoku Meguri or Burning Hell tour  
A collection of hot springs where the water bubbles forth from underground, often with

unusual result.

 

And the area offer the foot bath is called Ashiyu in Japanese and is a public bath in

which people can bath their feet.

 


 

 Location of Beppu

  

 


 

 General information  

 

Address

Kannawa, Beppu-city, Oita-prefecture

Access 15 minutes by a vehicle from JR Beppu station

 

 Featured tours  

 

Oita-prefecture tours

 


 

 Contact us   

 

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Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture