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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




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

TsurumiBoasting 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 ShrineSince ancient time the Kunisaki peninsula has been

home of Kyushu’s prominent Usa Shrineinfluencing 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.


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-prefectureDuring 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,


 Oita fugu, blowfish



  Toriten, fried chicken

























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