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.
The castle was built in 1588 on the estuary of Nakatsu river.
The temple called Akakabe Dera literally means red wall.
The approximately 1 km high monolithic rockey mountain.
The tunnel built by a monk Zenkai in Edo period, spending 30 years.
A historic temple built on the top of the mountain in 645.
Called Hitomi Hakkei, the scenic spot.
Maple Yaba Cycling Road
Cycling road built on the site of the old Yabakei Railroad.
|Address||City hall : 14-3 Toyoda-machi, Nakatsu-city, Oita-prefecture|
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|