Oita-prefcture travel guide
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
Location of Oita-prefecture
Where to Explore
Onsen Resort where the largest hot spring yield 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 religious ground influenced by
by mountain and nature worship, Buddhism, and Usa shrine rising in the region.
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.
Enjoy local specialty cuisines in Oita-prefecture
Seki Aji & Seki Saba, mackerels
Oita fugu, blowfish
Toriten, fried chicken