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Kyushu Travel Guide

Okubungo travel guide

 

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,

 


 

Takeda and Kuju 

 

Oka Castle Ruin 

Great Castle wall construction, a magnificent view from the top

The Castle originally constructed in 1185, and had been enlarged multiple times and eventually

covered a widespread area on the steep hills overlooking a river and all the surrounding countryside

up to the Kuju mountain range clearly visible in the distance.


 

Nagayu Onsen resort

The hot spring is known as one of the world’s top carbonate spring.

     

 

Kuju

A plateau resort area and is a part of Aso Kuju National Park.

The plateau of 600 to 1000 metre altitude, spreading at southern part of Kuju and Taisen

mountains foot, and is located in between Aso and Takeda.


 

 Kusu including Kokonoe 

 

Kokonoe Yume Otsurihasi

The longest pedestrian suspension bridge in Japan and the 2nd leongest in the World

Splendid and beautiful view from the thrilling sunpension bridge over the Naruko river valley.


 

Sujiyu Onsen Resort

A tranquil Onsen Resort at Waita mountain foot of 1,000 metre altitude.

It is said that the Onsen was founded more than 1,000 years ago, and now there

are 30 Japanese style accommodations called Ryokan in there.

 


 

Handa kogen Plateau

The best driving area where the beautiful scenery of Aso Kuju National Park can be enjoyed

The Handa kogen Plateau is located in the southern part of Kokonoe-cho, Kusu-gun.

Altitude is 800 to 1,200 m. By the opening of the Yamanami Highway in 1964, the area became

a nice sightseeing spot connected to Beppu Onsen and Yufuin in the north and Aso in the south.

 


 

 Bungo-ono and Ogata 

 

Harajiri Waterfall

In the Ogata River, running through the center of the Ogata plain in Oita Prefecture

 

 

Ogata-machi


 

Okubungo Ogata-so

Densyokan Building Kinu-san Clay doll Kinu-san Clay doll

 

Kiyokawa

Michino-eki, local shopping center Chindano-taki Water Fall Chindano-taki Water Fall

 

 Featured tours related Okubungo 

 

6 days North-East Kyushu tour

Where to Explore  

Fukuoka → Chikugo region (Asakura, Ukiha) → Okubungo (Kokonoe, Kuju, Bungo-ono

Takeda) → Yufuin → Beppu → Usa → Kunisaki Peninsula → Kitakyushu → Fukuoka  


 

7 days Central Kyushu tour         

Where to Explore  

Amakusa → Kumamoto → Aso → Takachiho → Kuju → Kokonoe → Yufuin

Asakura → Akizuki → Ukiha → Fukuoka


 

8 days Northern Kyushu tour         

Where to Explore

Fukuoka → Saga → Nagasaki → Unzen → Shimabara → Kumamoto → Aso

Okubungo region → Yufuin → Beppu → Kitakyushu → Fukuoka

 


 

               Location of Okubungo

 


 

 

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Handa kogen Plateau

 

The best driving area

The beautiful scenery of Aso Kuju National Park can be enjoyed

 

The Handa kogen Plateau is located in the southern part of Kokonoe-cho, Kusu-gun.

 

Altitude is 800 to 1,200 m. By the opening of the Yamanami Highway in 1964, the area became

a nice sightseeing spot connected to Beppu Onsen and Yufuin in the north and Aso in the south.

 

 


 

 General information  

 

Address Kokonoe-machi, Kusu-gun, Oita-prefecture
Access

  45 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin

  60 minutes by a vehicle from Beppu

  50 minutes by a vehicle from Aso

120 minutes by a vehicle from Kumamoto-city

110 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

130 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city


 

 

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 

 


 

Sujiyu Onsen

 

A tranquil Onsen Resort at Waita mountain foot of 1000 metre altitude 

 

The Resort is located in Kokonoe, Oitapprefecture near Yufuin.

It is said that the Onsen was founded more than 1,000 years ago, and now there

are 30 Japanese style accommodations called Ryokan in there.

 

 


 

 

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 

 


 

Kurogi large Wisteria tree

 

The tree is more than 600 years old

 

The total area of its scaffolding structure at 3,000 square meters and its longest flower

clusters measuring in at 150 centimeters, the tree looks truly spectacular when it blooms.

 

The Wisteria Festival takes place between mid-April and early May, adjusted to coincide

with the blooming of the giant wisteria tree located on the Susano Shrine grounds.

 

During the festival, stalls line the grounds of the shrine, and a Sake brewery in the town

is open to the public for tours.

 

Visitors are sure to enjoy the whole day.

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 5-2 Kurogi, Kurogi-machi, Yame-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

80 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

50 minutes by a vehicle from Yanagawa

60 minutes by a vehicle from Asakura

50 minutes by a vehicle from Kurume

110 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city


 

 

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 

 


 

Harajiri Waterfalls

 

It is called Niagara Falls of Japan.

 

The Ogata River, running through the center of the Ogata plain in Oita Prefecture, flows furiously

down a cliff and creates Harajiri Falls.

 

The falls, 120 meters wide and 20 meters tall, are selected as one of the best 100 falls in Japan.

Lava flows produced by the great eruption of Mt. Aso accumulated and created Harajiri Falls.

 

 

 

 Upstream of Waterfall Upstream of Waterfall  Downstream of Waterfall 

 

Cherry blossom Suspension bridge Suspension bridge


 

Wheat field for Beer Ogata-machi Ogata-machi


 

Ogata-machi Grass Cherry Michino-eki, Souvenir shop

 

 


 

General information

Address Harajiri, Ogata-machi, Bungo-ono-city, Oita-prefecture
Access

2 hours and 50 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

2 hours and 40 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

2 hours and 10 minutes by a vehicle from Kimamoto-city

50 minutes by a vehicle from Aso

80 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin

70 minutes by a vehicle from Beppu


 

 

Kuju kogen Plateau

 

Kuju is a plateau resort area and is a part of Aso Kuju National Park

 

The plateau of 600 to 1000 metre altitude, spreading at southern part of Kuju and Taisen

mountains foot, and is located in between Aso and Takeda.

 

A magnificent and beautiful Scenery of Kuju plateau through the four seasons can be enjoyed.

 


 

Kuju Flower Park

The Park offers stunning seasonal displays of flowers set against beautiful mountain scenery.

Over 3 million flowers in 500 different varieties from spring to late autumn. The park covers 49

acres of the beautiful Kuju plateau, the Kuju mountain range making a stunning alpine back

drop and the sleeping buddha of Mount Aso, a vista in the distance.


 

Kuju Winery

The winery established in 2002, and is located in Kuju-kogen plateau.

Kuju Winery brews and produces their own original brand of wine at its 5 hectare vineyard,

the largest one in the country. Available at the on-site shop are their brand of wine bottles and

the original frozen yogurt topped with Kuju wine “Kyoho Zero.”


 

Gandhi Farm

The tourist farm that 60 Gandhi seed cows from Gandhi island in England are breeding.


 

Featured Accommodation

Resonate Club Kuju, situated in the magnificent Aso Kuju Park

 

 


 

General information

Address Kuju-machi, Takeda-city, Oita-prefecture
Access

  70 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin

  70 minutes by a vehicle from Beppu

  40 minutes by a vehicle from Aso

110 minutes by a vehicle from Kumamoto-city

130 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

150 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city


 

Oka Castle Ruins

 

Great Castle wall construction, a magnificent view from the top

 

Oka Castle originally constructed in 1185, and had been enlarged multiple times and eventually

covered a widespread area on the steep hills overlooking a river and all the surrounding countryside

up to the Kuju mountain range clearly visible in the distance.

 

End in 1871 when the new Meiji government ordered the castle to be destroyed, striving for the

modernization of Japan.

 


 

The best season to visit here is in the spring and can enjoy beautiful cherry blossoms.
With many historical sites including Samurai residences of the olden day, Takeda.

 

 


 

General information

Address 2761 Oaza Takeda, Takeda-city, Oita-prefecture
Access

2 hours and 40 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

2 hours and 40 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

2 hours and 50 minutes by a vehicle from Kimamoto-city

50 minutes by a vehicle from Aso

70 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin

70 minutes by a vehicle from Beppu

Open hours 9:00 to 17:00
Admission fee

JPY 300

Days closed No closing days

 

Nagayu Onsen

 

One of the most popular hot spring for foreign tourists

 

Located at the foot of Kuju mountain range in Oita-prefecture.
The hot spring is known as one of the world’s top carbonate spring.

 


Ramune Onsen Ramune Onsen Ramune Onsen
 

 

Nagayu Onsen Open air Bath in the river River side
   

 

Onsen Town Onsen Town Onsen Town

 

Michino-eki, Souvenir shop Local restaurant Onsen town

 


 

General information

Address Nagayu, Naoiri-cho, Takada-city, Oita-prefecture
Access

2 hours and 20 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

2 hours and 20 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

2 hours and 10 minutes by a vehicle from Kimamoto-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Aso

50 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin

50 minutes by a vehicle from Beppu


 

Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi

 

The longest pedestrian suspension bridge in Japan

and the 2nd leongest in the World

 

Splendid and beautiful view from the thrilling sunpension bridge over the Naruko river valley.

The bridge is located in Kokonoe near Yufuin.

 

390 metre long, 173 metre height from the Nariko River valley

 

     Naruko River Valley south

      Naruko River Valley north

               Shindo Watefall

          Kuju mountain range

           Seasonal wild flowers

         Seasonal wild flower


 

General information

Address 1208 Oaza-tano, Kokonoe-machi, Kusu-gun, Oita-prefecture
Access

  15 minutes by a vehicle from Handa kogen Plateau

  40 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin

  60 minutes by a vehicle from Beppu

  60 minutes by a vehicle from Aso

130 minutes by a vehicle from Kumamoto-city

120 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

130 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

Open hours

8:30 to 17:00  January to June, November to December

8:30 to 18:00  July to October

Admission fee JPY 500
Days closed No closing days