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Oita-prefcture travel guide

  • Yufuin travel guide


Oita-prefecture is on the north-eastern section of KyushuIt is bordered by Miyazaki-prefecture

to the south, and Fukuoka-prefecture and Kumamotoprefecture 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




 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 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.




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.




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 religious 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.




Enjoy local specialty cuisines in Oita-prefecture



   Bungo Beef

 Seki  Aji & Seki Saba, mackerels

  Oita fugu, blowfish



  Toriten, fried chicken




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