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Bungo-ono and Ogata travel guide

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Okubungo is a Nature-blessed region at Ono River basin,  the northern part is surrounded by

Aso & Kuju Mountains. Bungo-ono and Ogawa are located in the southern part of Okubungo.

 

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

 

 

Takeda and Kuju travel guide

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Okubungo is a Nature-blessed region at Ono River basin,  the northern part is surrounded

by Aso & Kuju Mountains Takada and Kuju are located in the south-west side of Okubungo.

 

 

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.

 


 

 


 

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Okubungo travel guide

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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 Otsurihashi

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

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

 


 

Takara Hachiman Shrine

Have you ever seen a wild white boar?  The wild white bore at the Shrine has function as both

guardians and messengers for the deities at Shinto shrines. The white boars are thought to

bring happiness. After visiting the shrine, you should ask the cute boars for some good-luck

blessings.

 


 

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 Chindano-taki Water Fall Chindano-taki Water Fall

 

 


 

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Kusu and Kokonoe

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Okubungo is a Nature-blessed region at Ono River basin,  the northern part is surrounded

by Aso & Kuju Mountains Kusu and Kokonoe are located in the south-west side of Okubungo.

usu 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.

 


 

Takara Hachiman Shrine

Have you ever seen a wild white boar?  The wild white bore at the Shrine has function as both

guardians and messengers for the deities at Shinto shrines. The white boars are thought to bring

happiness. After visiting the shrine, you should ask the cute boars for some good-luck blessings.

 


 

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.

 


 

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.

 

 

 

 


 

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
 

 

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Usa & Ajimu travel guide

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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.

 


 

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.
 


 

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


 

 


 

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Kunisaki peninsula travel guide

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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.

 


 

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.

 


 

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.

 


 

Onieno-sato

 


 

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.

 


 

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.

 


 

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.

 


 

 


 

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Beppu travel guide

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Beppu is one of the most famous Onsen resort in Japan. The popular hot spring town nestle

at the foot of volcanos, Mount 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.

 

The town is divided into eight major hot spring areas collectively called “Beppu Hatto”, which 

offer beautiful scenery and various type of water of different qualities.

 


 

Beppu Hell Tour

The most famous sights are Jigoku Meguri or (Burning Hell)  tour.  A collection of hot springs

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.    

 

   Umi-Jigoku

   Umi-Jigoku

    Oniishi Bouzu-Jigoku


 

     Yama-Jigoku

    Kamado-Jigoku

 

        Oniyama-Jigoku


 

     Chinoike-Jigoku

    Tatsumaki-Jigoku

     Shiraike-Jigoku


 

Foot bath

Have you tried Foot bath before?  Foot bath is called Ashiyu in Japanese and is a public bath
in which people can bath their feet.  Ashiyu in Beppu set up at Kannawa Onsen near the Hell
tour spot.
 


 

Hyotan Onsen, sand bath 

The most popular public bath in Beppu. You can enjoy various type of Onsen including the

sand bath.

 


 

Myoban Onsen

The Onsen resort town where the Yunohana or Alum have been collected since more than

200 years ago.  Myoban means Alum in Japanese.

Myoban is a geothermal area located at an altitude of 400 metre at the middle

Garan mountain and a little away from the centre of Beppu.

 


 

Jigoku Mushi kobo

Jigoku Mushi, literally “hell-steaming” is a unique cooking method found in Beppu. The ingredients

such as vegetables, seafood and meals are cooked using the steam from natural hot spring You

can operate the steam cookers all by yourself and you can cook whatever you want.

 


 

Mount Tsurumi

Soaring 1375 metres into the sky, Mount Tsurumi is a breath taking mountain overlooking Beppu

that offers some decent hiking, rare flora and outstanding vistas. Visitors can take a ropeway 800

metres up and revel in being surrounded by acres of rolling greenery. On clear days, you can see

as far as the Kuju Mountains, a famous mountain range that runs between Oita and Kumamoto.

 


 

Sanrio Harmoneyland

A theme park dedicated to the various Sanrio characters including Hello Kitty, Cinnamoroll

and My Melody. Harmonyland is located in Hiji, Oita Prefecture, approximately a 30minutes

drive from JR Beppu Station.

 


 

Takasaki mountain animal park

About 1700 wild Japanese monkey are living in the park. The monkeys are fed regularly by

park wardens in order to keep them on the mountain and prevent conflicts with farmers and

residents in the neighborhood.

 


 

Enjoy local specialty cuisines in Oita-prefecture

    Bungo Beef

 Seki  Aji & Seki Saba,

 mackerels

  Oita fugu, blowfish


 

General information 

Address City hall  : 1-15 Kaminoguchi-cho, Beppu-city, Oita-prefecture
Access

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

Population 119,000   Population density 950 / km2

 

 


 

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Yufuin travel guide

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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 

 

Yunotsubo Avenue

Main street in Yufuin located at the foot of mount Yufu. The avenue is started near JR Yufuin

Station and connected to Kinrinko lake. Through Yunotsubo Avenue, it takes about 30 minutes

on foot from JR Yufuin Station to Kinrinko lake. There are 70 shops, gift shop, galleries, curiosity

item shops as well as cafes.

 


 


 

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.

 


 

Yufuin Floral Village

Floral Village is the amusement facility that recreated the street of the Cotswolds region in

England, which was also used as the location for Harry Potter. Cute owls welcome you in

OWL’s FORESR. You can enjoy strolling, gourmet and shopping with beautiful flowers in

the Village, and there is Alice in Wonderland shop here.

 


 

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). 

 


 

Kamenoi Besso

A featured accommodation around Kinrinko lake.

 


 

Seiro-mushi, Yufuin Kagura

Seiro-mushi is prepared with large bamboo baskets in front of diners.

Featured by the enriched flavor with warmth and fragrance of the cypress basket (seiro).

Live the lively, hot spring steam-like, “Jigoku steams” (literally hell’s steams) dishes right in

front of you with the traditional local taste of Beppu, Oita-prefecture.

 


 

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

 

 


 

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Chinoike-Jigoku

The literal meaning of chinoike is blood-coloured pond.

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 Akayusen, a reddish

hot spring.  

The site is located at Shibasaki district next to Tatsumaki-Jigoku.

 


 

   

 
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